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Barbara Rick
Tue 7 Jun 2011Link

Need to get yourself or your film up on Twitter? Want some help getting going?

We've been getting a tremendous response to our NYC Twitter BASICS Workshop.
New dates added-–

http://outofthebluefilms.com/TwitterWorkshop.pdf


Aaron Soffin
Wed 8 Jun 2011Link

Asking for a friend.

Anyone have a projector they'd rent for a night? My friend wants to have a screening on his roof on Friday night in NYC. Looking to spend less than a rental house...


Nick Ravich
Wed 8 Jun 2011Link

Looking for experienced doc shooter in Cleveland or surrounding area

Hello-
First time poster on D-word. Great site.

I work for a PBS doc series based in New York – we’re called “Art21”, and produce profiles on contemporary artists (art21.org, pbs.org/art21.)
I'm looking for a reccomendation for a Cleveland based shooter for a late June shoot we’re doing at Cleveland Clinic. Basically hoping to cover a photography show there – so we’ll be looking to shoot hung artwork (pics behind glass in all likelihood), and the artist moving around exhibit space, interacting with staff/curator.

We’re looking for a doc-experienced, art-friendly DP (HD owner-operator preferable) who we can trust to send out to Cleveland Clinic, deal with talent/location and follow shot list on his/her own (we won’t be sending a producer out.) And most importantly shoot in the Art21 style – think pre-Reality TV, prestige PBS programming style. Thoughtful framings, slow pans, following action or locking off when appropriate, potentially a little dolly work (if time/gear allows.) Overall feel is relaxed, contemplative.

Let me know if any names come to mind. You can e-mail directly at nick@art21.org.

Sincerely,
Nick.


Doug Block
Thu 9 Jun 2011Link

Nick, you may want to contact D-Word member Laura Paglin . She's to Cleveland doc making what Lebron used to be to b-ball.

Edited Thu 9 Jun 2011 by Doug Block

Nick Ravich
Thu 9 Jun 2011Link

Many thanks. Just did – noticed here earlier postings. Nick.


Bill Jackson
Thu 9 Jun 2011Link

I second Laura Paglin. She's a nice person, too.


Rob Rooy
Thu 9 Jun 2011Link

Third!


Jon Fordham
Thu 9 Jun 2011Link

Announcing a seminar for filmmakers:

Navigating HD Post

Knowledge is power.

Whether you are an editor, assistant editor,
post production supervisor, producer or director,
improving your ability to navigate your offline and online
edit using HD technology is important. We can help. Go into the edit suite with an upgraded and refined understanding of the process
and the technology. Avoid expensive mistakes at the online.
Finish your project on time.

Jon Fordham and Evan Anthony have designed a three-hour seminar that will answer your questions, address your concerns and enhance your entire post experience, whether you are working with AVID or Final Cut.

The seminar will examine the following topics:
Sequence settings, frame rates, frame size, CODECs,
file-based footage and AMA, the difference between 1080i, 1080p and 720p, HD versus SD and more.

With over 40 years combined experience as online editors and colorists Jon and Evan's documentary work includes an Academy Award, 4 other Oscar nominations, is regularly represented in major film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, Toronto, Hot Docs, South by Southwest, Silver Docs and others. Their documentary work is also regularly seen on HBO, PBS, ABC, CBS, NAT GEO and
virtually every other cable outlet for documentaries.

Jon and Evan can also tailor the course to meet your specific needs.

A better grasp of the technology will empower you.

For more information or to schedule your seminar contact:
Jon at Jonf@framerunner.com
Evan at Evan@framerunner.com

Fee: $240

Please share this whomever you think might be interested.

Thank you.


Jon Dieringer
Fri 10 Jun 2011Link

FLAHERTY NYC PRESENTS:
Francisco Serrano's SEVA LIVES

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 7:30 PM, ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 SECOND AVE, NEW YORK, NY, 10003
$9/GENERAL $7/STUDENTS & SENIORS $6/AFA MEMBERS

Filmmaker in person for discussion!

Considered one of the best Puerto Rican films in recent years, SEVA LIVES offers a post-modern look at the history and impact of the U.S. invasion and occupation of the island.

When a fictional story reimagining the U.S. invasion was published in a widely-read newspaper in Puerto Rico, its readers believed it as fact. But like the infamous chaos-inducing Orson Welles radio dramatization of the War of the Worlds, the story was utter fiction simply taken as reality. The story contained letters from a historian who unearthed evidence that the United States did not enter Puerto Rico peacefully in June, as history dictates. Instead, the Americans invaded through a town named "Seva," massacred its people, and covered it up by changing the town's name to "Ceiba," its current name.

This story, as the newspaper tried to make clear, is fiction. Yet readers around the island believed it and a scandal ensued.

SEVA LIVES redefines Puerto Rican history in this update of the classic Puerto Rican short story "Seva." It mixes fictional elements with actual archival footage and real interviews with historians to discuss the significance and impact of the short story today. But, most significantly, SEVA LIVES deconstructs the sociopolitical debate of the facts and myths surrounding the history of Puerto Rico and explores the issues that arise when fiction meddles with recollections of the past.

Organized by Cinema Tropical, this screening celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 7th Robert J. Flaherty Seminar, held in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico.

===Bio===
SEVA LIVES is the first film of director, producer and editor Francisco Serano, whose previous credits as a digital animator include Maldeamores, Party Time and Diez en la Música. Serrano spends most of his time in front of his computer, where he made most of SEVA LIVES. He was born and raised in San Suan, Puerto Rico, and currently lives in Washington, D.C.


Jill Woodward
Sat 18 Jun 2011Link

In reply to Jennifer Howd's post on Thu 26 May 2011 :

wow Jennifer, just today my friend forwarded your series to me, she is in it! Patty Heffley. Funny coincidence– though I realize your post is a month old, I'm just reading it today.


Stephanie Bleyer
Mon 20 Jun 2011Link

Six Foot Chipmunk (http://sixfootchipmunk.com/) produces robust outreach and engagement campaigns for social-issue documetary films. We work with filmmakers to develop, implement and find funding for multi-facted campaigns that empower audiences to take action in creative and compelling ways. Services include: Grantwriting, crowdfunding, website development, social media management, non-profit partner development, engagement campaign strategizing and production, collateral production, curriculum development and community screening coordination. Past clients include Oscar Nominees Gasland and Sun Come Up, Participant's Standard Operating Procedure, No fImpact Man, Truck Farm, Bag It and One Lucky Elephant. Contact Stephanie at steph (at) sixootchipmunk (dot) com.

Edited Mon 20 Jun 2011 by Doug Block

Doug Block
Mon 20 Jun 2011Link

Folks, do NOT put your email addresses in the PUBLIC classifieds unless you love spam and showing up in Google searches. Use (at) and (dot).


Neil Orman
Tue 21 Jun 2011Link

Hi everyone,
I'm seeking an experienced videographer to be a second camera on a shoot taking place this Saturday, June 25th, from about 1 to 3:30. It centers on a September 11-related memorial event occurring in a garden in Inwood at the northern tip of Manhattan. I can't pay much but I'm offering $50 and lots of gratitude. I'm shooting with a Panasonic DVX-100 so I'm seeking someone who owns the same kind of camera, and I'd prefer someone with experience with two-camera shoots. If interested please email me at neilorman[AT]earthlink[DOT]net.
Thanks a lot,
Neil


Jesse Zook Mann
Wed 22 Jun 2011Link

ok im really selling my ex1 kit -chargers, card adaptors and all. the only wear and tear is a very small scratch on the screen that you can only see on bright subjects half an inch long. a year old really in good shape – well loved camera. 3 bats one small 2 big. well well loved.


James Longley
Wed 22 Jun 2011Link

Post pictures. People love pictures.


Jesse Zook Mann
Wed 22 Jun 2011Link

Im in Maryland. Pictures of my non- dinged camera coming soon:) are you here at silverdocs?


Mina T. Son
Thu 23 Jun 2011Link

Sonic Truth: Shorts and Excerpts from the 2011 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar
Sat 6/25 at 8pm, UnionDocs in Brooklyn

Please join Tanya Sleiman and other artists to learn about their latest projects!

The program will present works-in-progress and shorts by artists presenting at the 2011 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, "Sonic Truth," programmed by Dan Streible. All filmmakers will be in attendance to present their work. MoMA will also be running a post-Flaherty showcase with Les Blank: Ultimate Insider.

Tanya will be screening a 10-15 minute excerpt from her documentary feature, SERIOUS PLAY: THE WORLDS OF HELEN LEVITT.

Other works to be screened include:

Untitled by Gibbs Chapman
The Artist and the Computer by Lillian Schwartz
Gozaran/Time Passing (excerpt) by Frank Scheffer
Griot (excerpt) by Volker Goetze and Samuel D. Pollard
Dandelion Wine and SK8 Sisters by Melinda Stone
unnannounced short by Caroline Martel

There is a $9 suggested donation.

For more info:
http://www.uniondocs.org/sonic-truth-shorts-from-the-robert-flaherty-film-seminar/

Many thanks,
Mina Son


Sara Nodjoumi
Thu 23 Jun 2011Link

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT – JULY & AUGUST – $600/month.

  • 2nd floor of a commercial building
  • your neighbors down the hall and upstairs include artists, documentary filmmakers and web designers
  • 250 square feet
  • 3 desks
  • couch and a coffee table
  • small refrigerator
  • Internet access and utilities are included in the price

Maybe you know someone who's shooting in NY and needs a production office? Maybe you need a quiet place to write, read, research or edit? In beautiful and quiet Park Slope South (8th avenue between 17-18th Streets).

Email me if you're interested: sara[at]partnerpictures[dot]com


Mikal Jakubal
Sat 25 Jun 2011Link

SHOOTER NEEDED for a short shoot of a speaker in Eugene, Oregon on Monday, June 27th. (This Monday!)

The film has been shot on a PD170, so any decent camera that good or better and a good mic will do. No lights needed. Shoot should take an hour or less, including set up. Prefer someone with an affordable half-day rate. email mjakubal {at} g mail {dot} com.


Jon Fordham
Sun 26 Jun 2011Link

New dates for the next seminars.

Navigating HD Post

July 11 and July 18, 7 to 10 pm

Knowledge is power.

Whether you are an editor, assistant editor, post production supervisor, producer or director,
improving your ability to navigate your offline and online edit using HD technology is important. We can help.
Go into the edit suite with an upgraded and refined understanding of the process and the technology.
Avoid expensive mistakes at the online. Finish your project on time.

Jon Fordham and Evan Anthony have designed a three-hour seminar that will answer your questions, address your concerns and enhance your entire post experience, whether you are working with AVID, Final Cut or whatever will take Final Cut's place.

The seminar will examine the following topics:
Sequence settings, frame rates, frame size, CODECs, file-based footage and AMA (P2, XDCam, RED), the difference between 1080i, 1080p and 720p, HD versus SD and more.

With over 40 years combined experience as online editors and colorists Jon and Evan's documentary work includes an Academy Award, 4 other Oscar nominations, is regularly represented in major film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, Toronto, Hot Docs, South by Southwest, Silver Docs and others. Their documentary work is also regularly seen on HBO, PBS, ABC, CBS, NAT GEO and virtually every other cable outlet for documentaries.

Jon and Evan can also tailor the course to meet your specific needs.

A better grasp of the technology will empower you.

For more information or to schedule your seminar contact:
Jon: Jonf at framerunner.com
Evan: Evan at framerunner.com

Fee: $240

Please share this whomever you think might be interested.

Thank you.


Roselly Torres
Mon 27 Jun 2011Link

Third World Newsreel (TWN) and NewFilmmakers Series are proud to present Asian American Filmmakers Program. Please join us on Tuesday, July 5th at 6PM.

Life or Liberty by Konrad Aderer, 8 minutes
Shokriea Yaghi copes with the senseless incarceration of her husband in 9/11's aftermath. A Japanese American woman who lived through the WWII camps shares her bitterness and her fears for the future, as immigration law expert Cyrus Mehta and former federal prosecutor Michael Wildes debate the larger context of anti-terror policies. Part of the Call to Media Action series.

Rising Up: The Alams by Konrad Aderer, 11 minutes
See how a Bangladeshi-American family targeted by Special Registration fights back. As part of the Homeland security measures, immigrant men from 25, mostly Muslim countries were required to enroll in a Special Registration program. The result: no evidence of terror, but some 13,000 people are now being deported mostly for expired visas. The Alams were among the many families who believed that voluntarily participating in the Special Registration would show their loyalty. Instead, they face the prospect of breaking up their family, despite a decade of hard work and the raising of two children. Working with DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving), the Queens South Asian activist group, the Alams have become activists, organizing to fight for their right to stay. Part of the Call for Change series.

Two Months to Home by Janice Ahn, 8 minutes
In the months prior to 9-11, an Afghan woman named Samira Rahman narrowly escapes from the Taliban, losing her family. After settling down in Long Island and beginning a new one, Samira is taken away by Homeland Security agents in the middle of the night. Her husband Abdul, who runs a coffee cart in South Ferry, and their two young boys await news of her fate.

Dastaar: Defending Sikh Identity by Kevin Lee, 12 min
A restaurant owner beaten. A policeman fired. A 20 year subway conductor born in the U.S., threatened with job loss: All for wearing the signature turbans of their religion, Sikhism. Since 9/11, hate crimes and job losses have plagued the Sikh-American community, whose religion originated in India, and is not even Islamic. In response, the NYC Sikh community has organized to confront the bias and attacks, through legal suits, pressure on city officials and proactive public education. An excellent introduction to an often misunderstood religion and the success of community activism. Part of the Call for Change series.

December 7/September 11 by Ann Brandman & Paul Nishijima, 15 minutes
A comparison of how the events and possible after effects of September 11th may mirror those of the attack on Pearl Harbor. A collection of interviews with Japanese-American veterans who witnessed the events of December 7 in Hawaii offer their insight into what has happened and what might be to come. Part of the Call to Media Action series.

Tuesday, July 5th, 6PM
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue, at 2nd Street
New York, NY
Admission: $6

Enemy Alien Sneak Preview at Anthology Film Archives
Join Japanese American filmmaker Konrad Aderer to a sneak preview of his upcoming documentary film Enemy Alien.

Enemy Alien, a first-person documentary, is the gripping story of the fight to free Farouk Abdel-Muhti, a gentle but indomitable Palestinian-born human rights activist detained in a post-9/11 sweep of Muslim immigrants. Told through the eyes of the filmmaker, the grandson of Japanese Americans interned during World War II, this documentary takes on unprecedented intimacy and historical resonance.

As the filmmaker confronts his own family legacy of incarceration, his involvement in the current struggle deepens. Resistance brings consequences: In retaliation for organizing a massive protest from inside detention, Farouk is beaten and locked in solitary confinement, and his American-born son Tarek is arrested in a counterterrorism investigation into the documentary itself.

Tuesday, July 5th, 9:30PM
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue, corner of East Second Street
New York, NY
Admission: $6
more info
http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2011#showing-37681


Andres Algaba
Tue 28 Jun 2011Link

Hi everybody,

We are 2002studios based in Harrow, NW London in the UK. We are currently recording a lot of multi-lingual voice-over projects for well-known multimedia and linguistic companies. These projects range from video tutorials to audio integrated software and even complete audio books with music and sound effects! We would love to work with you to overdub your films in many different languages. How do we make that happen?

Well, we have our very own database of over 150 native speakers in 38 different languages. We provide male as well as female voice-over actors in English (U.K. regional dialects as well as American English), French, Dutch (Flemish is also available), German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian,… but also Japanese, Indonesian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Farsi, Croatian, Hungarian, Turkish and many other languages. If we don’t have a language in our database that you are currently looking for or if you are not pleased with our selection, then we will hold auditions and find you a suitable voice-over actor at no cost.

Linguists have verified all our native speakers in the database so that we can provide 100% authenticity. 100% of the recording takes place in our London studio, so we have a consistent sound, have complete oversight of the quality.

We provide all this with VERY COMPETITIVE pricing and we are not shy to throw in some bonuses when asked to do so (Think music and sound design).

If you are interested in finding out more, feel free to contact us anytime.

Andres Algaba

andres[AT]2002studios[DOT]com
tel: +44 (0)20 8907 8634
www[DOT]2002studios[DOT]com


Donald Goldmacher
Tue 28 Jun 2011Link

We are looking for B roll footage of the U. of Chicago School of Economics or business school, or any business school that might be named after Coors, Koch, etc.


Alex Safos
Wed 29 Jun 2011Link

Hello All,

Are you producing or planning a documentary in the Arab World, in general, or in Morocco, in particular? If you are and need a fixer, cultural consultant, facilitator, or basic translator, I am qualified and excited to contribute to your production. This region's dynamism delivers a constant flow of content ripe for documentation and fresh perspective--the Arab Spring; (mis)perceptions of Islam; the post Bin Laden Al Qaeda; its ongoing wars and conflicts; growing sectarianism; gender issues...the list is always rich. I'm knowledgeable and passionate about this region's history, culture, and its peoples and would be eager to channel this insight into documentary film-making. Please check out my profile for essential info and contact me for a full resume/more details: alex(dot)safos(at)gmail.com. Thanks for keeping me in-mind if the right opportunity presents itself. –Best, Alex


Scott Stead
Wed 29 Jun 2011Link

In reply to Jesse Zook Mann's post on Wed 22 Jun 2011 :

Looking forward to the camera pictures. You still trying to get rid of your EX? I know a couple of people I can ping that might be interested – we're all in DC.


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