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Michael B. McGee
Mon 31 Oct 2011Link Tag

Hello again,
I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm a non-union Director of Photography / Camera Operator with over 10 years of experience working on national TV commercials, music videos, and feature narrative films. My years of working in still photography gave me an extensive understanding of lighting and composition which I've segued into my cinematography. I'd like to get involved in making docs. Please check out my profile and feel free to contact me if you're in need of a DP and/or Camera Op.

thanks for your time,
Mike


Sarie Horowitz
Mon 31 Oct 2011Link

Flaherty NYC at 92YTribeca this Wednesday, November 2 @ 7:30pm. Screening Agnes Vard's MUR MURS (1981,16mm)

A visitor (Juliet Berto) explores street life in early eighties Los Angeles, looking at music, subcultures and where murals interact with graffiti, in this little seen Varda documentary, one of several of her documents of California life.

The screening will be followed by a party DJ’ed by Dave Tompkins, author of the book How to Wreck a Nice Beach, who will play soul, 80s electro-soul and decay ballads.

For the complete series schedule, please visit Snapshots: Tourism in Cinema
http://flahertyseminar.org/flaherty-nyc/upcoming_flaherty_nyc/

For Ticket Information (no fees to purchase online):
http://www.92y.org/Tribeca/Events-Details-and-Categories/Events/Art-Gallery/92YTribeca-Film-Screenings/Film-Series/Flaherty-NYC.aspx


Felix Endara
Mon 31 Oct 2011Link

DCTV Presents
OUTSIDERS LOOKING IN
Co-presented with VSM Productions and DocuClub       
 
Mon, 11/07/2011 – 7:30pm        
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC        
 
Join us for this special evening of film, art and discussion on the representation of veterans in art and media:

Screening of Hidden Battles with Director Victoria Mills
How does killing change the person who pulls the trigger? Hidden Battles is a dramatic and deeply personal documentary film about the psychological impact of war on five soldiers. Representing a cross-section of nationalities, gender, class and race, these soldiers unveil intimate memories about the central act of combat — killing another human being — and how they create a life for themselves afterward.

Victoria Mills is an award winning documentary filmmaker as well as a full-time practicing psychoanalyst. In conjunction with the films, she leads workshops with universities, national women's organizations, and grassroots community groups. As an analyst with 25 years experience, Victoria has worked extensively with people of different cultures who have experienced trauma, including those who suffered from 9/11. She is also is a training analyst and on the faculty of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, and supervises graduate and PhD students at several universities.

Slideshow of Soldiers' Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan with Artist Jennifer Karady
Jennifer Karady is an artist whom has worked with American veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the past four years to create staged narrative photographs that depict their individual stories and address their difficulties in adjusting to civilian life. After an extensive interview process with the veteran and his/her family, Karady collaborates with the veteran to restage a chosen moment from war within the safe space of their everyday environment, often surrounded by family and friends.

Reading from Sand Queen with Author Helen Benedict
Helen Benedict's sixth novel, Sand Queen, is culled from real life stories of female soldiers and Iraqis, offering a story of love, courage and struggle from the rare perspective of two young women on opposite sides of a war. Benedict has won three major awards for her work on soldiers: The 2010 Exceptional Merit in Media Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus, The Ken Book Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness for 2010, and the 2008 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. She has testified twice to Congress on behalf of women in the military. She is a professor of journalism at Columbia University.

Discussion with Scott Thompson
Scott Thompson is the Director of Social Dialogue and Training Initiatives for Intersections International, a New York based NGO that works at the intersection of communities in conflict. His expertise is in programming for returning military persons and civilians, utilizing psychological healing processes to help heal the rift between these groups. He oversees Intersections’ Veteran-Civilian Dialogue project, a community building effort for returning soldiers to provide meaningful tools of reconciliation and healing.

Tickets
$6 / DCTV & DocuClub Members
$8 / Shooting People, NYWIFT, IFP Members, and students with ID
$10 / General

Purchase tickets here http://www.dctvny.org/outsiderslookingin.
Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Doors open 7pm. Event starts at 7:30pm.
No admittance after 8pm.


Erica Ginsberg
Tue 1 Nov 2011Link

The final Docs In Progress screening of 2011 will take place this Thursday, November 3 in Washington DC. We hope you will join us in watching a documentary work-in-progress by a local filmmaker and then participating in a post-screening constructive critique session to help her get a reality check on her story structure and character development and be able to move forward with the editing process.
These screenings are open to the general public. You do not need to be a documentary filmmaker to attend. This program is organized by Docs In Progress and sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.

WHAT'S SCREENING?

SOMOS BUZOS: THE TRASH DIVERS
by Isabelle Carbonell
Buzos (“trash divers”) in the Dominican Republic struggle to maintain a normal life even as they live off a smoking garbage dump in the outskirts of the city. For the pennies they scrape together each day the buzos risk injury, infection, food poisoning, violence and continuing a cycle of illiteracy, malnutrition, and being considered little more than pariahs to local government officials.

WHEN?
Thursday, November 3 from 7:00-9:30 pm

WHERE?
George Washington University
Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW
Auditorium B-07
Washington DC

Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Parking garage across the street.

TICKETS?
Suggested donation $10. Cash only at the door. No advanced tickets or RSVP.

More info on our website: http://docsinprogress.org/events/16/work-in-progress-screening-nov-3-2011/


Jason Hutt
Wed 2 Nov 2011Link

GREAT OFFICE AVAILABLE FOR SHARE – DECEMBER 1st

The office is clean and large with wood floors, high ceilings, great natural light and central air conditioning/heat. The building is safe and quiet with lots of friendly, creative neighbors on the floor: filmmakers, photographers, etc. Great location, a few blocks from either the 7th Avenue or 15th Street/Prospect Park F stops and lots of great bodegas, cafes, Prospect Park, Celebrate Brooklyn, etc.

Space is available December 1st for short or long term rental. The ideal candidate is someone who works independently or creatively and is not on the phone all day. You'd get a large work space that includes wireless internet, refrigerator and espresso/coffee machine. There is currently an oversized desk, chair and shelves for your use or you can bring your own.

Rent is somewhat negotiable, between $250-300, depending on your work schedule so please let me know what kind of work you do and your typical work week--if you have one. Photos upon request.

Contact me at jasonscotthutt@hotmail.com.


Angela Tucker
Thu 3 Nov 2011Link

LOOKING FOR A COLORADO BASED SHOOTER:

I am looking for a shooter in the Denver/Colorado Springs area for Monday, November 21st for a one day shoot on a feature length documentary about the black church. We need a DP who has a Canon 5D camera. Please send links to your work at tuckergurl@gmail.com.

Thank you!


Mila Turajlic
Mon 7 Nov 2011Link

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for someone who could lend/rent me a camera, tripod and mic for one day in Cleveland on Thursday. I will be travelling there to hold a guest lecture on the invitation of Prof Daniel Goulding, whose book The Yugoslav Experience on Yugoslav cinema, was a great inspiration to me in making Cinema Komunisto. I was thinking of using the opportunity of my visit to shoot a brief interview with Prof Goulding for the Cinema Komunisto website and would be very grateful if there's anyone in the Cleveland area who could help me find a (very basic) camera to do this. I can offer tickets for the screening of Cinema Komunisto at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Wednesday evening in return.
Thank you!


Michael B. McGee
Mon 7 Nov 2011Link

Hello again,
I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm a non-union Director of Photography / Camera Operator with over 10 years of experience working on national TV commercials, music videos, and feature narrative films. My years of working in still photography gave me an extensive understanding of lighting and composition which I've segued into my cinematography. I'd like to get involved in making docs. Please check out my profile and feel free to contact me if you're in need of a DP and/or Camera Op.

thanks for your time,
Mike


Rob Hatch-Miller
Tue 8 Nov 2011Link

Looking for a shooter in the Durham, NC area on the weekend of November 19-20. Panasonic HVX 200, HPX 170 or HMC 150 preferred. This is for my feature doc on soul music legend Syl Johnson, who's performing that Saturday night at the Carolina Theater. We need a 2nd camera to film the show and some interviews backstage and at his hotel. Email me: robhatchmiller [at] gmail

Here's some of my footage of Syl performing in Brooklyn:
http://vimeo.com/22723464


Felix Endara
Wed 9 Nov 2011Link

Looking for Editor in Washington, D.C.

Big Mouth Films is looking for an experienced, skilled editor based in Washington, D.C. to do a 2 week edit in early January 2012. Project is a 3-minute commissioned piece that will premiere in early 2012. Please have your own editing system (FCP).

Please send your availability for the first two weeks in January 2012, rate, and link to online reel to kim@artsengine.net not to me.
Sorry, only qualified applicants will receive a response.

Thanks!


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