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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
Tue 28 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.


Koen Suidgeest
Thu 30 Jun 2011Link

Considering to hire a press/outreach manager at the Montreal World Cinema Festival for my doc Karla's Arrival which will be in the Documentaires du Monde section. Any suggestions? Also, what should I expect to be spending?

This is an ITVS supported award-winning human rights doc about a young homeless teenager trying to raise her baby in a park in Managua, Nicaragua. Montreal will be its North American premiere. See also: www.karlasarrival.com. More info re this job: info [at] elrayofilms dot] com

Thanks all!


Jeffrey Dreyer
Fri 1 Jul 2011Link

My name is Jeff Dreyer. I'm a father of a Special Needs 22 yr old child. I'm so very tired of hearing the derogatory, demeaning and hurtful word "retard" being used so rampantly these days. I made an 18 minute documentary titled "it's Just Not Funny". The premise is to get the entertainment industry to take the word "retard" out of their scripts. The video was on YouTube for nine days only. It had almost 600 views though. I had over 30 wonderful comments on YouTube, and I received from across the country another 100 positive messages on my Face Book page and my birdland@cox.net e-mail.
Here's the issue. The Special Olympics Southern Cal. made me take it down, because they said some of my content is negative towards the entertainment industry. That's the idea. Someone has to step up an speak out against the offenders that perpetuate this use. It's everywhere these days. TV, movies, talk shows, interviews et cetera. The person that edited it for me isn't interested in continuing with my project. I need someone to help me take the SOSC logo out of some of the footage, and remove their name from the credits. I then want to enter the documentary in some film festivals. If the right person with some horse power in the business viewed it, and they have a Special Needs child, sibling, relative or friend, the doc would catch fire. Then possibly we can make the doc larger and get some results. Anyone that would like to volunteer about five hours would certainly be included in the credits. I live in S. Orange County Cal. I could come up to Los Angeles if need be. Thanks, Jeff


iLan Azoulai
Sat 2 Jul 2011Link

Hi everyone,

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The US State department Trafficking-In-Person report (TIP report) clearly indicates the stagnation of Israel’s enforcement in regards to sex trafficking. After speaking to a senior Police official who specializes in curbing sex trafficking in Israel, he revealed to me in a personal interview that trafficked women numbers are rising again, and this time, the traffickers are choosing South American women as their target.

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Thank you for your support and for donating to HOLY GHETTO film.

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iLan Azoulai
Director | Holy Ghetto


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