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LARGE FILM/VIDEO EQUIPMENT SALE (Midtown)
A CHILDREN'S NON-PROFIT IS LOOKING TO SELL LOTS OF FILM EQUIPMENT
The organization acquired a lot of film equipment in the past year that is barely used and that it is now hoping to sell. It is selling this excellent, lightly-used gear – Camera, Sound, Lighting – at roughly 65% of the retail price.
The organization will be having a series of Open Houses to showcase these items. The first Open House is scheduled for this Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
WHEN & WHERE: 263 W 38th Street in New York, from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
PLEASE RSVP: The location is a secure site, so if you're interested in attending the Open House or are interested in specific items, please e-mail Charles Farrell (below) with your name and approximate arrival time so that we can ensure access for you.
EQUIPMENT: We have a huge inventory of gear.
SOME OF THE ITEMS INCLUDE...
- 2 Panasonic AG-AF100 Micro Four Thirds Professional HD Camcorders – $2,812
Large 4/3" Sensor Camcorder – shallow depth of field in a user friendly package
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens – $980
Classic, beautiful lens for Canon DSLRs and C300
- Shape Composite Grip Camera Support – $380
Very well-built and comfortable camera rig – note, this may include long 24" rails instead of shorter black ones.
- Genus Superior Follow Focus for DSLR Cameras – $650
Excellent, precise follow focus, .8 pitch gear – standard for film
- Marshall Electronics V-LCD70XP-3GSDI-AB 7" LCD Field Monitor w/Anton-Bauer Mount – $750
HD-SDI video monitor with Anton Bauer battery plate for extra long run time. All the bells and whistles you'd expect from a Marshall monitor
- Redrock Micro microMatteBox Deluxe Bundle – $500
Matte box mounts to 15mm rods, with swing away door and flag. Holds 4x4 and 4x5.65" filter sizes
- 2 Manfrotto 504HD Head w/546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod Systems – $410
Very solid tripod with silky smooth fluid head
- AJA Ki Pro Mini Compact Field Recorder – $,1310
HDMI or HD-SDI external video recorder. Records 10 bit Avid DNxHD or Apple ProRes files to CF card. Improve your camera's codec or go direct-to-edit
- 6 SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash Card – $63
- 6 Switronix XP-L90A 14.4 VDC Lithium Ion Brick Battery – $165
Anton Bauer mount Batteries, 98wh
- Switronix XC-2LA 2-Position Simultaneous Charger – 12 VDC 70 Watt Power Supply all Chemistry 3 Stud AB-type – $370
Multi-Chemistry battery charger for Anton Bauer Mount batteries
- Sennheiser MKH 416 Shotgun Microphone – $650
Legendary shotgun microphone. Excellent reach, and nearly impervious to humidity.
- Sound Devices 302 Portable 3 Channel Field Mixer – $845
Professional quality compact mixer
- Petrol PS607 Deca Mixer Bag – $125
Small mixer bag, fits the SD 302
- PSC XLR Betacam Breakaway Cable for 2 output Field Mixers (25-Feet) – $150
Stereo cable for connecting mixer to a camera, includes headphone return and quick release
- Matthews Lighting Control Kit – 18x24" – $300
Kit of 18"x24" lighting control flags, scrims, silks and cucolori
- Avenger A2033FKIT Century Stand Grip Head, Arm Kit – 10.75' (3.25m) Quality C-Stands – $105
PLEASE E-MAIL Charles Farrell at chfarrell [at] gmail [dot] com for inquiries or to RSVP for the Open House.
Need DC shooter for 3 hour shoot in town Wed July 18 for indie feature doc. Need experienced doc shooter with own gear who can handle sound also. No lighting. Can pay. Please call 917-992-2932 ask for Lise.
We're subletting our office in Brooklyn for the month of August. Great location in building full of filmmakers editors, web designers etc. Wifi, three desks, coffee table – about 300 sqf. If interested email firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for someone to animate several segments of a storyboard I am drawing about a young Iraqi who worked for the US military as an interpreter. Something simple is what I have in mind and I would like to use this as a fundraising tool. The narration is the audio interview. Please contact me at email@example.com. Thanks!
We're looking for a person experienced in FCP to do a sound pass for our film rough cut in NYC this coming weekend 7/28 or 7/29. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Selling my lens Sigma 17-50 2.8 Nikon Mount (ALMOST NEW).
BH Photo sells it new for $669, I am selling it after only two shoots for almost $200 less, only $499. The lens was always used with the UV filter on. Includes original box, fabric case, instructions, uv filter, lens cap, and lens hood.
I was using this for video with the Sony FS-100, but it would work great with Sony F3, Panasonic Af100, Canon C300 and all Nikon photo cameras and DSLRS.
See photos and more of the add on craigslist:
fooefilm a.t. gmail
One week until the end of our campaign and we still need about $1300.
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR FILM!
Meet our protagonists:
here are 4 short clips from the film
“The Other Side of the Rainbow” shows what it means to be gay, lesbian or transgender today in Berlin by portraying four individuals, who are in some way or another part of Berlin’s LGBT community, but won’t quiet fit in into the usual clichés: 22-year-old free spirit Isabelle, gay punk Nico, transgender writer and performer Jayrome and, the handicapped Mark. A parallel fifth storyline tells the background of Berlin’s gay pride and the development from on to two different parades on the same day in the city.
Seeking highly experienced archival researcher to find materials in Europe
For a feature-length historical documentary. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
many thanks, Nancy Kates
In reply to Joshua Z Weinstein's post on Mon 23 Jul 2012 :
The Paley Center for Media Announces Call for Entries for
PALEYDOCFEST2012 Documentary Pitch Workshop
The PALEYDOCFEST2012 Pitch Workshop – deadline for entries August 15th 2012
Earlybird deadline August 1!
New York, NY—The Paley Center for Media today announced a call for entries for its celebrated Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop at PALEYDOCFEST2012, which will be held at the Paley Center in New York on Saturday, October 20, 2012. In this workshop/competition—now in its ninth year—a panel of documentary executives and producers discuss the process of developing a documentary and will hear and evaluate pitches from five preselected up-and-coming filmmakers who are hoping to sell either a nonfiction concept or a documentary work-in-progress. The winner of the pitch competition in October will receive a $5,000 grant to be used towards the completion of their project.
This call for entries is to be selected as one of the five filmmakers who will participate in the workshop in October.
Complete submission guidelines and entry forms can be found at http://www.paleycenter.org/paleydocfest2012-call-for-entries-p itch-workshop-contest or filmmakers can submit electronically through Withoutabox, a free online resource that helps filmmakers connect with film festivals, at http://www.withoutabox.com/login/8326 .
The deadline for entries:
Earlybird Deadline: August 1, 2012 ($25 regular submission fee / $20 for Withoutabox members submitting through Withoutabox)
Regular Deadline: August 15, 2012 ($30 / $25 for Withoutabox members)
Late Deadline: August 29, 2012 ($35 / $30 for Withoutabox members)
Special Extended Deadline: September 5, 2012 ($45 / $35 for Withoutabox members)
Withoutabox Extended Deadline: September 12, 2012 ($55 / $40 for Withoutabox members)
Past winners include: The View from Bellas Luces directed by Christa Boarini; Charge by Mike Plunkett; From Texas to Tehran by Till Schauder; Circo by Aaron Schock; The House that Herman Built by Angad Bhalla; Whatever it Takes by Christopher Wong; and Asparagus! (A Stalk-umentary) by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly
The Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop is part of PALEYDOCFEST, the Paley Center’s annual Festival celebrating the documentary—featuring premieres, works-in-progress, classic documentaries, the pitch workshop and special events—which will take place this October. Further details, including a complete line-up of the Festival, will be announced at a later date. Visit paleycenter.org for updates.
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.
POST-PRODUCTION INTERNs WANTED for a Sex Worker documentary
Documentary: License to Pimp
Film Description: License to Pimp is a feature documentary about the choices that three San Francisco strippers make as their workplaces engage in illegal labor practices. Strip clubs refuse to pay strippers even minimum wages & actually charge them for the privilege to work. The filmmaker worked in San Francisco’s strip clubs and witnessed how co-workers felt economically pressured to engage in prostitution to make their quotas to avoid being fired. Now as a filmmaker, she uncovers current working conditions to find out how strip clubs are able to operate outside the law.
Watch Here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/himab/license-to-pimp-documentary
Experience: None. The candidate should be eager to learn about documentary filmmaking and film/video post-production.
Duration of Internship: (August/Sept 2012 to Jan. 2013) Begins immediately. Minimum 3 months
Payment: No pay. Credit for college is OK. You will be credited on this film.
Duties: We are an independent film production company that seeks qualified, smart, energetic Interns wanting experience in documentary film post-production. You must have a sense of humor, positive attitude, & a desire to delve deeper into social justice issues that impact women/girls, sex workers, laborers, queer people, & people of color.
Position will be supporting an independent filmmaker + Editor with day to day activities.
Required: You MUST have your own laptop computer with MS Word + a DVD player. Ideally, Final Cut Pro editing experience (version 7). You must be able to work independently, multi-task by managing multiple tasks, & prioritize workload as needed. If you have PC laptop, you will transcribe interviews.
• Transcribe documentary interviews
• Log documentary footage in Filemaker or Excel
• Assist with research and licensing of archival photographs, music, and footage
• Editing assistance
• Database entry and management
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Bonus Skills: Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, Excel, Filemaker, &/or Photoshop
Time Commitment: 2 to 3 days per week from 10am to 6pm. Minimum 12 to 18 hours/wk (Mon. thru Fri only). Flexible time schedule
Apply: Send a resume and Cover Letter. If you have film editing experience, include URLs to work.
In reply to Cheree Dillon's post on Wed 1 Aug 2012 :
Folks offering internships might want to check their state and federal labor laws.
Sorry, pet peeve of mine. It isn't right to exploit young people.
"Strip clubs refuse to pay strippers even minimum wages & actually charge them for the privilege to work."
"Payment: No pay. ...Required: You MUST have your own laptop computer with MS Word + a DVD player."
These two quotes from the above want ad have interesting parallels. But I guess this isn't the right forum to make any comment about unpaid internships.
We are seeking MARKETING / OUTREACH INTERNS to help with the theatrical release of our new documentary film RADIO UNNAMEABLE about legendary freeform radio DJ Bob Fass and his long running late night program on WBAI. http://www.radiounnameablemovie.com The film is having a small independent release starting at the Film Forum in New York in mid September then moving on to other theaters across the country.
We are looking for interns with interest in PR, Grassroots Marketing and Digital Social Media Outreach. We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated, creative go-getters, who can think outside of the box and take on projects and run with them.
Must be New York based. Starting immediately for 2 to 3 months
School credit and lunch stipend provided.
Please email me at Jessica Wolfson email@example.com
FULL FRAME'S 2013 NEW DOCS CALL FOR ENTRIES OPENS AUGUST 15
Full Frame exhibits nearly 100 documentary films in various categories. By completing the online application, you will be submitting to NEW DOCS, the festival’s competitive program which includes films completed in the last two years. In 2012, 57 films were selected for NEW DOCS from 1200 entries. NEW DOCS films are eligible for a number of awards in various categories. The 2012 festival offered 9 awards, with prizes totaling nearly $50,000 in cash and services.
The 2013 festival will take place Thursday, April 4, through Sunday, April 7.
Regular Deadline: August 15 – October 15, 2012 ($40)
Late Deadline: October 16 – November 30, 2011 ($60)
Please visit our website for submission guidelines and application instructions. (fullframefest.org/submit.php">http://www.fullframefest.org/submit.php)
Was wondering if anyone here had a name for a person in LA who's a whiz at Filemaker? We're looking for a little consulting help and some advice setting up a stock footage database. There's not a lot of stock footage in our film, but enough to make us need to track it. It's for a doc film about girls education in the developing world, called 10x10: Educate Girls, Change the World (10x10act.org). We're located in LA, near Hollywood, Koreatown, not far from Silverlake.
Let me know if you or someone you know might be interested. Thanks so much, Alex (alex [at] 10x10act [dot] com)
Looking to buy one or two batteries for the Panasonic HVX 200, either old style or new style w/adaptor. I need them by Thursday (8/9) morning in L.A. or Wednesday morning in the Bay Area.
mjakubal at gmail daht com.
FILM MAKER NEEDED!
Hi! I would like to make a short documentary of about 15 minutes in length about a very unusual house in Los Angeles. We are thinking along the lines of the old A&E series "America's Castles."
The challenges are that we need it done quickly and the budget is limited.
Are you interested in making this film, or do you know someone in L.A. who might be? Please let me know.
bottlerockfence at g mail dot com
Announcing the Open Call for the 2013 Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship
Annual Fellowship Provides Extensive Opportunities for Emerging Documentary Film Editors;
Open Call for Submissions Begins AUGUST 1, 2012
Received by deadline is SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
LOS ANGELES / NEW YORK – The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship assists emerging documentary editors by supporting and developing their talent, expanding their creative community, and furthering their career aspirations. In conjunction with American Cinema Editors (ACE) and other partners, the Fellowship, in its third year, offers a wide array of opportunities. The Fellowship is targeted at documentary editors; fiction experience is welcome, though not required.
Past recipients were Erin Casper (“Our School”) and Lindsay Utz (“Bully”).
Awarded once a year, the Fellowship honors the memory of gifted editor Karen Schmeer (“Fog of War”; “Fast, Cheap & Out of Control”; “Bobby Fischer Against the World”), who was killed in a hit-and-run car accident at age 39, on January 29, 2010.
OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – the Fellowship will accept applications now through September 28, 2012. The Fellow will be notified in January 2013. More details about the Fellowship and application requirements/forms can be found online: www.karenschmeer.com <http://www.karenschmeer.com>
The 2013 Fellowship benefits include:
• ACE EDITOR MENTORSHIP – with guidance from American Cinema Editors, the Fellow will be given a mentorship with an established ACE editor who fits the Fellow’s particular interests.
• ACE EDITFEST IN NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES FULL PASSES – the Fellow will be provided with full passes to both EditFest NY (June) and EditFest LA (August); weekend seminars with working experts in the field of editing. www.ace-filmeditors.org <http://www.ace-filmeditors.org>
• MANHATTAN EDIT WORKSHOP CLASS – free class at New York City’s Manhattan Edit Workshop; an Apple, Adobe & Avid Authorized editing and training facility. www.mewshop.com <http://www.mewshop.com>
• SXSW FESTIVAL FILM BADGE – full access to films, panels, mentor sessions and more at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas. www.sxsw.com/film <http://www.sxsw.com/film>
• IFFBOSTON FESTIVAL CHROME PASS – full access to films, panels and more at the Independent Film Festival Boston. www.iffboston.org <http://www.iffboston.org>
• TRAVEL EXPENSES / ACCOMMODATIONS– the fellow will be provided with travel and accommodations to two of the events/classes above, based on the fellow’s preference (3 nights hotel, airfare, per diem).
• ROOFTOP FILMS SUMMER SERIES TRIPLE MEMBERSHIP & $1000 EQUIPMENT RENTAL– free entry for the fellow and two guests to all regularly priced Summer Series shows at New York’s long-running outdoor film festival, plus an equipment rental credit for up to $1000 for projector, sound system, screen, etc. www.rooftopfilms.com
• STRANGER THAN FICTION PASS – a season pass to the Stranger Than Fiction documentary film series at New York City’s IFC Center. www.stfdocs.com
• DOCUCLUB YEAR-LONG MEMBERSHIP– a year-long membership to New York City’s DocuClub; a film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries. www.docuclub.org
• $1000 CASH AWARD
• $250 POWELL’S BOOKS ONLINE GIFT CERTIFICATE – an online gift certificate to Powell’s Books (Karen’s favorite), based in Portland, Oregon. www.powells.com
KAREN SCHMEER, A.C.E., was an award-winning film editor whose work included Errol Morris’ “The Fog of War” (Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary), “Mr. Death,” and “Fast, Cheap and Out of Control.” She edited “Sketches of Frank Gehry,” directed by Sydney Pollack, “The Same River Twice,” “My Father the Genius,” and “American Experience: A Brilliant Madness.” Her fiction film “American Son” premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. For the HBO film “Sergio,” Karen won the Best Editing Award at Sundance in 2009. Karen was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and attended Boston University. On her way home from editing Liz Garbus’ “Bobby Fischer Against the World,” Karen was struck and killed by a car fleeing a robbery in New York City on January 29, 2010.
AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS (ACE) is an honorary association of professional film editors that celebrates & promotes the art of editing. Editors are included on the basis of professional achievement, dedication to educating others, and commitment to the craft of editing. www.ace-filmeditors.org <http://www.ace-filmeditors.org>
Board President, KSFEF
Find the Fellowship on Facebook and Twitter @KarenSchmeerFEF
I'm looking for a room/space/suite in NYC (downtown Manhattan or Brooklyn) that could be turned into a good editing suite. No existing editing equipment necessary, just the space itself. Needs to have room for two people plus desks; quiet, safe, and accessible by subway.
This would be from September 1st, and lasting for 10-12 months. Any ideas? Sitting on any cool spaces? Email me at gabriel (at) hardworkingmovies.com. Thanks!
Hi D-worders> I'm new here..and very excited to tell you about a new doc I am producing, called The Strength of Strings: Appalachian Music at Rocky Branch. It takes place in TN, and we have a trailer and a Kickstarter video about to launch! Is anyone interested in this project? Especially if you are a grantwriter..or know someone who is..please contact me ( laura) at watchyerlanguage (at) Yahoo <dot> com Thanks ever so!~ L.
Selling a Sigma DC 18-50mm f2.8 EX D lens for Sony Alpha/Minolta mount. I purchased it new about 5-6 years ago, and it is still in good condition. Asking $300. Also selling a Minolta Maxxum 5D digital SLR if anyone is interested.
Email ben[dot]crosbie[at]eidolonfilms[dot]com if you want more details or pictures of any part of the lens.
Documentary production company is looking for an experienced Production Co-ordinator who can speak fluent Spanish for one week's work.
Please send a cover letter and resume to claire (at) flickerflacker (dot) com