Looking for NYC indie producers who would like to gather regularly to screen, share resources, and support each other. Please contact me if you;re interested and if you're already meeting, can I join?
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We have $5000 credit with Panavision for sale for less than its value. Open to offers. Contact me directly if you're interested. Thanks!
In reply to Rachael Morrison's post on Mon 16 Apr 2012 :
Hey everyone, we are going to have to reschedule the big equipment sale to Saturday the 28th. I hope this doesn't inconvenience anyone too much. Same items are avaliable, come check them out.
More details (exact address, start time) to follow.
See you on the 28th!
My name is Jenny, I'm a second year doc MFA student at Hofstra with a BFA in film from UCF. I looking for an internship this summer. I'm not above slavery, but as a poor, starving graduate student paid is preferred. I've interned with Supermarche (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3) and have done (and am doing) several independent projects.
I speek geek, comfortable and confident editing, shooting, researching or writing... I can get a mean cup of coffee. I've had festival experience, marketing, social media, etc. Basically, I want to be around other artists, learn what I can, meet who I can and eventually become one of you.
Here's a documentary I did finding my biological mother , and here's a spec trailer of my current film about the death of my father. Willing and excited to learn anything. Those are both reflexive, but I've done and will do other types.
Please let me know if you're looking for someone, or if you know of someone needed extra help.
TV_Talk06 at mac dot com
Any recommendations for a post house that will capture about 100 HDV tapes at a reasonable rate?
I hate to do this but we are postponing the equipment sale this Saturday again. More details to come
A friend needs a DP willing to work a short time for nominal pay to contribute to a really great cause. Read below:
Writopia Lab, a non-profit that offers creative writing workshops for kids ages 8 to 18, is producing 85 plays in a two-week Off-Broadway run, May 8th to 20th. We are looking for someone to shoot all 12 performances. Each night consists of six to eight 10-minute plays. Actors will not be mic'ed, so we'll have to hang some mics or run some digital recorders to get sound.
We can pay you a stipend for this work. You will be contributing to a life-changing experience for these kids. For more information about the project, please see writopialab.org/plays.
Hey there, everybody! I am a third-year cinema student and am looking for a summer job/internship. Really, I am looking for an experience that will help me move further down the path to becoming a documentary filmmaker. I have no money, so I can't buy gear and make my own stuff yet, but I have a lot of experience with professional, prosumer, and consumer HD cameras as well as Super 8mm and 16mm. I am proficient at FCP 7 and have experience in Premier Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, and FCP X (though I hate FCP X) and am learning Avid. I have an experimental background but am in a very mainstream commercial position at my university right now, so I have experience on both sides of the spectrum. I work very well with others but also by my self. Does anyone need an extra hand or brain this summer? even if you're traveling and need someone to take care/keep track of your equipment I would be down for that (I just need the experience of being involved with a professional production so I feel more sure of the whole process when I start my own next year)
Anyway, I hope everybody is having a great day. If any of you are interested, contact me at K[dot]R[dot]Hallagan [at]Gmail[dot]com
[Kevin, as this is one of our few public forums, I've removed your full email address to keep it away from spambots]
I am renting a SONY HDR-FX7 HDV camera I use to shoot small projects. This is no Canon C300 but if you're on a budget, it'll get the job done. Great for students or indie/doc projects with a lo/no budget. For a $100 rental fee per day, you'll get the following package listed below. All rentals are subject to a rental agreement and/or deposit. If you are interested in renting individual items, I have an a la carte price list as well. Feel free to email or text me: vjuare[at]yahoo[dotcom] or 718.909.2227
ENTIRE PACKAGE RENTAL: $100/day
Sony HDR-FX7 (incl original battery pack)
Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic w/ Shock Mount
Sony UWP-V1 Wireless Lavalier Microphone Package (incl XLR)
3-Pin XLR-M to Angled 2-Pin XLR-F Cable
Sony NP-F970 Battery Pack (12-hour life)
The Big Equipment Sale is finally happening, this Saturday May 5 at 263 West 38th Street in New York.
We'll be running from 11am to 3pm. Here is a list of the equipment we're selling with the original purchase price. We're looking for about 75% of the original price but are open to negotiating. Come by Saturday to check it out. We'll be taking cash or Paypal, no checks or credit cards.
This gear was purchased for Makers of Memories, a domestic violence awareness organization who got very little use out of it. They no longer need it so you can help yourself with a good deal and help out a good cause at the same time.
Please email me with any questions or just to let me know you're interested in coming.
Call for Entries! Lifetime Network Seeking Docu-series TV Treatments, Teasers
NYTVF – Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline
Lifetime Networks, home of cable’s number one competition series, "Project Runway," and TV hits "Designing Spaces,” and "Dance Moms", has teamed up with the NYTVF for an innovative initiative seeking concepts for original unscripted television programming from independent artists and production companies.
Twenty-five semi-finalists will be considered by Lifetime with five finalists each receiving $2,500 to shoot additional tape. One winner will receive $10,000 and the opportunity to participate in pilot production with the network.
Free to submit.
Unscripted formats of all genres are welcome, with particular interest in docu-series, social experiment, close-ended competition, and game show formats.
TV show concepts and characters should revolve around big, unique personalities and worlds that bring a fresh perspective to the television landscape.
Submissions must include:
- A short treatment (1-2 pages) describing your original unscripted format
- A brief video (2-4 minutes) introducing the subject(s).
Deadline: July 18, 2012.
Details here: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_lifetime_pipeline.html
Additional opportunities for Semi-Finalists:
All 25 Official Semi-Finalists will be invited to participate as Official Artists at the 2012 New York Television Festival in NYC in October, with exclusive access to:
- Participate in NYTVF Pitch, offering guaranteed development deals from: Bio Channel, Hasbro Studios, Logo, SevenOne International, Sundance Channel, Channel 4
- Network, meet and collaborate with over forty U.S.-based television networks, studios, agencies, fellow TV creators and MORE.
NYTVF is also accepting entries to:
The 2012 Independent Pilot Competition
- Accepting independent TV pilots and web series 4-22 min in all genres.
- Win guaranteed deals from US network partners IFC, MTV, SyFy and VH1.
- Early Deadline May 11; Final Deadline June 15; Late Deadline June 29 More info here: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_ipc.html
I'd love to invite you all to apply to join Storyhunter. We connect video journalists, doc filmmakers, and multimedia storytellers to the world's top digital publishers. Our mission is to help tell the world's most important, untold stories. Please check out www.storyhunter.tv for more information.
Hi there, I know of a position for a top-notch story and people researcher to work on a social anthropology documentary series that appears on a major cable network. Perfect for people who love to unearth hard-to-find stories and don't mind rejection and dead ends. Position is full time but short term and located in Los Angeles. Please email me privately with a few lines about your background and I can give you the information on where to submit a resume.
juliehaire AT yahoo DOT com
I'm very ashamed to do this again. We will sadly not be having a sale this Saturday after all. It has been an issue getting access to the office where the gear is being held and I feel as jerked around as many of you probably do.
Very sorry all
Docs In Progress is back at the George Washington University next Thursday, May 17 for a documentary rough cut screening of FATE OF A SALESMAN by D-Worders Ben Crosbie and Tessa Moran. This program is sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.
We'd love to see you there. More on the film, location, and tickets at http://docsinprogress.org/events/43/work-in-progress-screening-dc/
Local News: Three Neighborhood Films by John Smith at UnionDocs
Saturday, May 12th at 7:00pm. $9 suggested donation.
For more information see:
Between 1988 and 1996, John Smith made three quasi-documentary works that register the disastrous effects of the construction of the M11 Link Road on the filmmaker’s East London neighborhood. While all three function to preserve the memory of this vanishing landscape, and implicitly participate in the large-scale protests that met the highway’s construction, Smith — one of England’s most consistently inventive avant-garde filmmakers — puts the material to various suggestive uses, crafting three very different formal investigations whose unfolding stimulates a profound reflection on memory, time, history, and the lived experience of the city.
John Smith will appear via conference for a conversation with UnionDocs Critical Writing Fellow Colin Beckett.
29 Panasonic Varicam DVC PRo tapes for sale – name your price.
I have a last minute shoot tomorrow in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and am looking for an intern/P.A. to help. We're shooting on the new Canon C300 which is really cool.
The shoot is actually a Kickstarter video for a very cool new product.
The budget is minimal, but I can pay a bit of cash for the day.
Hello D-Worders, we're very excited to be screening our new feature doc OF TWO MINDS this Saturday at 2pm at the Cobble Hill Cinemas in Brooklyn as part of the New York United Film Festival!
Fresh off our sold out screenings at Cleveland International FF and winning both the Jury and Audience Awards at the LA United Fest, we'll be at Saturday's screening with people from the film to talk about their experiences. Hope to see you there!
More info: http://www.oftwomindsmovie.com/
Doug Blush, co-director
OF TWO MINDS
New Yorkers: my son (late 20's) will be enrolled in a one-year master's program at Columbia starting this summer. He needs modest single or shared housing in NYC (ideally upper west side) from June 7 – July 31. And, a year's accommodation for three responsible twenty-somethings beginning August 1. Any leads, please contact me offline and I'll forward them. Any general suggestions as to other viable (more affordable?) neighborhoods welcome too!
From Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Gayle Kirschenbaum of A DOG'S LIFE: A DOGAMENTARY and MY NOSE, comes a work-in-progress screening of MY NOSE: THE BIGGER VERSION at The People's Film Festival (TPFF) Friday May 18th, 2012 at 6pm at Maysles Cinema in New York.
Filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum introduces us to her critical mother in a humorous short film about her mom's quest to get her to have a nose job.
Be a part of the development in this groundbreaking film; join the filmmaker for a Q&A and audience engagement discussion following the presentation.
Check out the People's Film Festival trailer below
Ticket prices for individual film programs: $10.00
Tickets can be purchased at Ticketbud.com http://thepeoplesfilmfestival.ticketbud.com/tpff
Friends, I am looking to borrow or rent one kinoflo (or similar) 4 tubes 2 feet daylight plus tripod for the shooting of some interviews for research for a new project. Would be 8 or 9 June in Houston, 11 June in Denver and 13 June in Grand Rapids (MI) for just a few hours. Who can help? Thank you. (koen[at]elrayofilms[dot]com)