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Jon Fordham
Wed 13 Jul 2011Link

NAVIGATING HD POST

New dates for the next seminars.

August 1 and August 8, 7 to 10 pm

Do you really understand HD? What CODEC should you be working in? What's the difference between HDV and HDCam?

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 (Negociable)

Please share this whomever you think might be interested.

Thank you.


Melissa Silvestri
Thu 14 Jul 2011Link

I am interested in transcribing audio interviews for anybody. I worked for Filmmaker Magazine, and have a lot of experience in transcribing interviews that ran anywhere from 10 minutes to nearly two hours. I am very astute, and would transcribe it all, then listen to it again to catch anything that slipped by me. My fee would be $2 a minute, so if the interview is 30 minutes, it would be $60. However, I am open to negotiations.

Please let me know if there is anything you need to be transcribed and would like my services.

Edited Thu 14 Jul 2011 by Melissa Silvestri

Karen Bernstein
Mon 18 Jul 2011Link

Hello. Fixing The Future, broadcast last November on PBS, is now expanding the story to a theatric length. We are documenting a story this week in Baltimore, MD and need a local Production Assistant to assist at $150/ day plus expenses. Nothing too complicated; some driving, navigation and meal time advice. Driver's license is a necessity. Please write, karen@bernsteindocumentary.com, or telephone, 917-856-2027.


Joshua Z Weinstein
Mon 18 Jul 2011Link

Great Doc Camera, Panasonic HPX 170 (Mint) Complete kit w/original box – $2693

Looking to sell my panasonic hpx170 (mint condition) in original box with all manuals, a 32 gig and 16 gig p2 card, two large batteries, and a Tiffen UV filter . Finished shooting my new documentary on it, and don't need the camera any more Would also be willing to offer the camera as part of a trade for wireless sound gear and/or manual still photo lens.

See Full Craigslist add:
http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/pho/2488650056.html


Rob Rooy
Mon 18 Jul 2011Link

On very short notice, I need an intern or production/technical assistant in the Boston area – this Wednesday and Friday, from noon till 4 pm each day, at the MIT Media Lab. Main duty will be to watch over a locked-off camera position – and reframe occasionally if the staging warrants it. So a modicum of tech experience is a plus. 240.446.5317


Aaron Soffin
Wed 20 Jul 2011Link

I'm producing a shoot on July 30th in NYC. We already have two Sony Z7Us that we'll be shooting with, and we're looking to hire a person with a Z7U to be the third camera, or just rent the camera. Anyone have a Z7U still or know someone who does?


Andrew McKay
Wed 20 Jul 2011Link

Good People of the D-

I'm in the process of finishing my first feature doc, about a memorial run across America (http://www.filmforthefallen.com) – but I am posting today because I'm looking for assistant editing work, in an effort to build for the future and pay the bills. I've been Apple-certified in FCP7, but more importantly I'm a hard worker and eager to learn. I worked at Miramax for several years, and before that assisted D-Word co-host, Doug Block, while he was making "51 Birch Street".

I'd love to talk to anyone and everyone about any openings or leads of which you may be aware, in the NYC area. The humble beginnings of my reel can be found here: http://vimeo.com/user7458495/videos. My email is ajmck08 [at] gmail [dot] com; phone is 646.662.0565.

Thanks very much,

Andrew


Erica Ginsberg
Thu 21 Jul 2011Link

Docs In Progress has two programs in Washington DC tonight and tomorrow...

Thursday: Documentary Appreciation Salon
at Modern Times Coffeehouse (Politics & Prose Bookstore)
"Documentary Film Legacy on Reality TV"
This salon series brings together filmmakers and documentary film aficionados to discuss and debate great issues in documentary cinema. Each salon will focus around a particular sub-genre of documentary and use clips from documentary films and questions from the moderator to spur reflection and discussion. This salon's topic will focus on how documentary has influenced and is influenced by "reality" television. Now an almost default setting for mainstream entertainment, Reality TV emerged in the early 1970s as a highly experimental and controversial mode of documentary expression. This salon focuses on Reality TV’s intersections with different trends in documentary filmmaking, how the mode has shifted over the past four decades, and its current place in the broadcast industry. Groundbreaking programs such as PBS’s An American Family (1973) will be central to the discussion. We are pleased to welcome guest facilitator, Josh Glick. He is a PhD candidate at Yale University in the departments of Film Studies and American Studies. His research and teaching interests are focused on the history and theory of American documentary film, Hollywood, and race and representation in popular media.
WHEN? Thursday, July 21 from 7:30-9:30 pm
WHERE? Modern Times Coffeehouse at Politics & Prose Bookstore (5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington DC 20008)
FEE? This is a free program. We encourage you to purchase delicious food or drink from our sponsor, Modern Times Coffeehouse.
Seating is limited so we recommend you RSVP through this link.

Friday: Documentary Work-in-Progress Screening
at The Documentary Center at the George Washington University
Screening of Beth Murphy's THE LIST

Now in its seventh year, the Docs In Progress work-in-progress screenings provide an opportunity for local and visiting documentary filmmakers to screen their rough cuts to a general audience and get valuable feedback. Facilitators from Docs In Progress moderate a feedback session with the audience after the screening. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing the film. The next film to be screened is Beth Murphy's The List. The film follows Kirk Johnson who, after leading reconstruction teams for the U.S. government in Iraq, returns home only to discover that his Iraqi friends and colleagues are being killed, kidnapped or forced into exile by radical militias... all because they worked for the United States trying to help rebuild their country. Stunned by fear-mongering and stagnating bureaucracy that prevents these Iraqis from being rescued, Kirk begins compiling a list of these allies and, one by one, helps them find refuge and a new life in America.
This program is sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.
WHEN? Friday, July 22 from 7:00-9:30 pm
WHERE? George Washington University Media and Public Affairs Building (805 21st Street, NW – Room 309 Washington DC 20052)
FEE? $10 suggested donation. Cash only at the door. No advance tickets or RSVPs.

More info on both programs at http://www.docsinprogress.org


Cassandra Zamora
Thu 21 Jul 2011Link

We have an offline suite available for the foreseeable future. System is running software-based Avid Media Composer 5. Your rental includes access to our assistant editorial staff to handle technical issues, room rental, access to phones and internet, cleaning, utilities and common amenities. We are flexible on length of rental and start/end dates. If you'd like more information or to request a quote, I can be reached seftelproductions@gmail.com.


Karen Bernstein
Sat 23 Jul 2011Link

OK, same project (Fixing The Future) is now looking for field sound recordists in the Philadelphia/ Chester, Pennsylvania area. Any recommendations?


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