Congrats to Rosemary – I'll do my best to make this. Andrea, you wrote it begins at 6:30pm but the Doc Tank website says 7. Which is it?
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Hi Doug! The doors open at 6:30pm and we'll start the presentation at 7:00pm. It would be great to see you there. We're really hoping to get a good turnout for Rosemary and a strong enough showing that we can make the series ongoing. And I've been wanting to connect with you anyway.
I'll do my best to make it, Andrea. Meanwhile, if you put your photo up here there's a far better chance I can find you at the event.
An actor friend of mine is coming from France to do a writing residency in NYC from October 15th to November 1st. She is looking for a sublet (studio, or room) in Manhattan or Brooklyn. If you have any leads, please e-mail me and I will forward the info to her. Contact: achecler (at) yahoo (dot) com.
Hey y'all! and to Doug especially, thanks for the encouragement re: our UNSUNG HEROES series.
Tonight we kick off with Rosemary Rotondi, 7PM at NYFA on 17th Street, just east of Union Square, in their very cool old building, the old Tammany Hall.
Next HERO is STEVE PEQUIGNOT of GLUE, post-production pro extraordinaire (Barbara Rick's words, thanks Barbara!) 10/4 at NYFA off union square 7PM (doors open at 6:30). low-key but fun events I hope, I've never done events before so nervous and would love community input.
A note to director/producers: please keep this series in mind if you have deep admiration for and gratitude to a specialist whom you've worked with. Maybe this is a place to honor them? Would be happy to hear from you. Thanks to all. (Love the D-Word!!!)
Wow, Steve's a fantastic choice! He's done the post on my last two films and I don't know of a more knowledgeable guy who can communicate it all in plain English. You're two for two, Immy.
Sorry I couldn't make it tonight but I'll do everything I can to be there next week.
Oh Doug it would be great if you can make it next week.
We had a wonderful event tonight – it went really really well!
Rosemary was fantastic. I learned a lot. I had no idea how much straight out investigative reporting she does. quite amazing, under the guise of looking for visuals she's really sleuthing out PROOF on several productions (i don't want to spill all the beans, i think some of the current things she mentioned tonight may be news scoops actually)
Crayton Robey also spoke, about working with Rosemary on his film, and was inspirational about Rosemary and about the passion of filmmaking overall –
the students had many excellent questions, just kept going and going, i couldn't have been happier!
and Rosemary looked great in her NYFA hoodie (the big swag of the nite)
I'm still seeking a skilled Mongolian to English translator to create written English transcripts from apx. three hours of raw interviews which were conducted in Mongolian. We are in New York, however this work can be done remotely. Please email me beth(at)fivespotfilms(dot)com
Here's to the first UNSUNG HERO OF DOCUMENTARY toasted in NYFA's new guest speaker series! We had a great time last night learning about the secret life of a world-class archival researcher. And we thoroughly enjoyed dragging, our shy but brilliant colleague into the spotlight for the first time so that the doc-makers whose films she has enhanced immeasurably – and the students who were thrilled to learn from her – could celebrate her special creative artistry.
In case you missed it, Here's to Rosemary Rotondi!!
In reply to Immy Humes's post on Tue 27 Sep 2011 :
You're welcome, Immy! Fantastic-– :)
Looking for a DP with experience shooting Canon 7D and comfort lighting on the fly and a SOUND MIXER for 2-day shoot this weekend in Brooklyn, NY.
Further info, please contact me at nawad8 (at) gmail.com.
So the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood is launching a new documentary festival, with a multi media twist. Submissions are via uploading trailers online, which the general public votes on. The top 10 vote getters will be invited to submit full features, and will be juried by 4 judges including yours truly.
The 10 nominees will be screened at the Arclight Hollywood, and the winner will win a $10,000 cash prize.
If you're in the market for $10k, and you have a kick ass trailer for a completed feature, and you're not averse to crowdsourcing votes, then I'd say it's a great opportunity!
More information, including submission guidelines at http://www.alpromos.com/. And you can see some of us docupeeps sharing our wisdoms in a series of short clips at http://www.youtube.com/arclightcinema.
We had such great time at the inaugural UNSUNG HEROES OF DOCUMENTARY event that THE NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY can hardly wait to announce our second honoree in this great new series.
Please join us Tuesday, October 4th · 7:00pm – 9:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) at The New York Film Academy (NYFA) in its historic Tammany Hall Building at 100 East 17th Street, on the northeast of Union Square to celebrate:
STEVE PEQUIGNOT, post-production pro extraordinaire. Online editor, colorist, designer and co-owner of GLUE EDITING & DESIGN, Steve has won the love of tons of NYC documentary-makers, who rely on his unflappable attitude, personal generosity, supreme technical knowledge & unfailing creative artistry to get them over the finish line time after time. The many films he’s helped bring home include: Entre Nos, 51 Birch Street, and The Education of Shelby Knox.
Two of Steve’s devoted directors, D-Word's own beloved founder, Doug Block and NYFA's Academy Award-nominated Director/prof, Immy Humes will join Steve to present & discuss some of his remarkable work, including key sections of their own critically acclaimed documentaries. Then, rumor has it, Steve will let slide an insider tip or two before we all raise a glass in honor. (And perhaps a few more in the after-mingle.)
Free for the NYC Doc community, NYFA Docsters, grads and faculty, and anyone who loves and appreciates the art of the doc.
The Unsung Heroes of Documentary:
Please join us to Recognize, Educate, Celebrate!
Directors of Photography, editors, sound recordists, mixers, graphic artists, designers, colorists, composers—these are the brilliant specialists who save the day countless times on countless documentary films, lending their skill and soul again and again to enable Directors and Producers to realize their dreams. But do they get credit and recognition? Love and understanding? Not enough! We thought it would be fun, fitting, and overdue, to bring the whole documentary community together to drag some of our shy artistic and technical masters into a little spotlight. We’ll explore their critical, quiet crafts and celebrate their enormous and under-celebrated contributions to the films of their far more famous directing/producing brethren.
The Honoree will present and discuss clips of his/her work, take questions, and be toasted en masse, followed by mingling with cheap drinks and refreshments. Director/Producers who have worked with the Honoree will be invited to testify to their powers. We hope to attract an intergenerational audience: film students who can learn about important professional film career paths, and Doc Makers who want to raise a glass in appreciation.
We're floating an experimental run for 3 Tuesdays this fall 2011 and hope to bring it back full force in the spring. HERO TBA: 10/11
In reply to Doug Block's post on Fri 23 Sep 2011 19:35 UTC :
Thanks so much for joining us for the "singing" of Steve next Tuesday!! And yes, I'll def post a pic. Thanks for the reminder.
Opportunity for budding film critics at Rotterdam Film Festival (originally posted by Jo-Anne Velin)
Can anyone recommend a dop with a Red and a grip familiar with rigging cars… in Las Vegas?
For anyone who has considered an MFA in Documentary Filmmaking we are hosting an Information Session on November 5th at 2pm in the MFA Social Documentary Filmmaking department at the School of Visual Arts in NYC (136 W 21st street, ground floor). This event will provide a clear sense of what the SocDoc program is all about and will feature faculty, staff, current student and alumni presentations followed by a Q&A session, department tour and a mixer hour.
More about the program: www.mfasocdoc.sva.edu
Please register online here: http://www.sva.edu/GradInfoSessions/
I'm looking for an assistant for about 10 hours of work per week in my Durham, NC based office. It is a paid gig. Ideal candidate will have excellent research and computer skills (including really basic FCP familiarity), a can-do attitude, an outgoing personality and will believe that no job it too big or too small.....
The assistant will be working directly with me on my new hybrid documentary, Lucy: A Portrait. Tasks will be as varied as archival research, casting assistance, office organization and management, hands-on help during shoots, location/prop scouting and keeping me generally sane by helping with whatever comes up day to day.
I will consider working with graduate students or highly motivated undergrads. Must have car.
Position is for 3-6 months.
Please e-mail me your qualifications and/or resume. biz(at)thornapplefilms(dot)com
Two-Week Documentary Workshop – Mississippi Delta – February 2012
Dates: February 12th – 26th, 2012
This two-week HD workshop runs twice a year in the heart of the Mississippi Delta and is designed for those who want to learn documentary filmmaking top to bottom in an intensive setting.
Past participants have included new and established filmmakers, writers, journalists, artists, photographers, graphic designers, theater actors and directors, musicians, educators and non profit organizations. Previous experience with filmmaking is NOT required. Producers, cinematographers, editors and writers with narrative experience who are considering working in non-fiction filmmaking are also encouraged to enroll. Photojournalists and print journalists who are looking to make the move to video journalism should strongly consider this workshop.
Students learn all aspects of the process including the importance of the still image, HD cameras, archives, compact lighting methods, wireless mics, how to structure and weave the story and how to edit in the field with Final Cut Pro.
To view an extended version of the course description, visit our website at www.barefootworkshops.org.
This is one of many workshops that Barefoot is hosting in 2012. In addition to the Documentary Filmmaking in The Mississippi Delta, check out our website to learn more about our Photo and Editing workshops in the Mississippi Delta along with more documentary workshops in Marfa, Texas and Cape Town, South Africa.
You can view examples of work here:
Tuition: $2,339.00 (includes tuition and meals. Housing not included)
Instructors: Chandler Griffin, Alison Fast & Edward Symes
Past Equipment Sponsors: Apple, Canon, Lowepro, GoPro, Tekserve, B&H, Bogen, Gitzo, Kata, Tiffen, Sennheiser, Glyph, G-Tech, Litepanels, Anton Bauer, Lowel, D&M Professional
Other documentary workshops we offer:
January 8th – 28th, 2012
3-Week Documentary – Cape Town, South Africa
Instructor: Chandler Griffin, Alison Fast & Edward Symes
Tuition: $3,850.00 (housing not included)
2-Week Documentary In MARFA, TEXAS
Instructor: Chandler Griffin, Alison Fast
Tuition: $2,339.00 (housing not included)
Barefoot Workshops is a New York City-based not-for-profit 501(c)3, founded in 2004, that offers short, intensive workshops around the world in narrative and documentary filmmaking. We assist organizations and individuals to use media, music and the arts, to accelerate progress and program goals in areas such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, conflict resolution, resettlement, youth empowerment, civil rights, and democracy building. We have worked with partners as diverse as UNESCO, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, The U.S. State Department and The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), to pioneer new formats and “media templates” that reinforce citizen-led, community-owned solutions to these challenges.
The main goal of Barefoot Workshops is to equip students with the knowledge and confidence to use the latest and most sophisticated equipment while having a foundation that allows a person to create beautiful images and story, regardless of the tools. At Barefoot, growing and learning as a filmmaker means growing and learning as an individual.
Los Angeles, October 15th. IDA is hosting an all-day Focus on Funding seminar with fantastic panelists including Morrie Warshawski, and folks from Tribeca, Sundance, CCH, Fledgling Fund and Catapult Film Fund. There will be opportunities to have small roundtable lunches with the different funders, and to learn from the master of fundraising, Morrie Warshawski himself. You can sign up for all or part of the day. More information at: http://doc-u-oct-15.eventbrite.com/
Swimming Safely in Treacherous Waters: Attorney Michael Donaldson Answers Your Pesky Legal Questions
Monday October 24, 7 – 9:30 pm
at Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark St.
Cost: $10 for IFP and Chicago Filmmakers members/ $12 for all others
IFP-Chicago, Kartemquin Films, The Kindling Group, and Chicago Filmmakers welcome entertainment attorney and author Michael Donaldson.
Copyright law can pose serious barriers and liabilities for any production. Learn how to navigate a swarm of legal issues without putting yourself or your film at risk! Michael Donaldson is an internationally recognized attorney and specialist on copyright law, and will be making a rare Chicago appearance to share practical advice for independent filmmakers. Topics include: fair use, hidden cameras, public domain, privacy, contracts, and a wide range of intellectual property issues. This workshop is highly recommended for both documentary and narrative filmmakers, and deeply relevant for remix work, reality TV, web series, interactive, experimental films, and a range of new media.
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I am looking for a Dari and Pashto translator in the Chicago area.
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Thomas – presume this is in NYC – as we mention above, always helps to spell out the location.