The Fusion Doc Challenge: http://news.theaudienceawards.com/international-documentary-challenge-partners-fusion-network-launch-new-doc-challenge/
What is Fusion Doc Challenge?

Fusion Doc Challenge is a timed filmmaking competition where filmmakers have 5 days to make a short non-fiction film (4-7 minutes).

The top 12 films premiere at The Fusion Doc Challenge screening at Slamdance in Park City, Utah in January 2015 and win up to$4,500 in cash prizes.

The top 20 films will receive an exclusive 18-month distribution deal with Fusion.

 
PRIZE BREAKDOWN

Prize money will be awarded in three categories:

Fusion Winner: $2500

Doc Challenge “Best Film in Competition”: $1000

Audience Award Winner: $1000

The Fusion Doc Challenge: http://news.theaudienceawards.com/international-documentary-challenge-partners-fusion-network-launch-new-doc-challenge/

What is Fusion Doc Challenge?

Fusion Doc Challenge is a timed filmmaking competition where filmmakers have 5 days to make a short non-fiction film (4-7 minutes).

The top 12 films premiere at The Fusion Doc Challenge screening at Slamdance in Park City, Utah in January 2015 and win up to$4,500 in cash prizes.

The top 20 films will receive an exclusive 18-month distribution deal with Fusion.

 

PRIZE BREAKDOWN

Prize money will be awarded in three categories:

Fusion Winner: $2500

Doc Challenge “Best Film in Competition”: $1000

Audience Award Winner: $1000

HIRING LEAD VIDEO PRODUCER/BROADCAST DIRECTOR

We’re Looking to hire a part time Lead Video Producer/Broadcast Director that loves the local church to collaborate and assist our current Creative Director (Edward Gilbert) The best part is that there no limits on your creativity, you are free to be as creative as you want! And yes I said this is a church cool right?


This person will Lead projects that vary from, Creative Videos, Documentary and Commercial work, branding and motion graphics. As well as assist with Leading Broadcast Production during our weekend experiences.

This person will be responsible for the technical support of our weekend services and other events throughout the year. They need to be a positive individual who can lead and train a team of volunteers.

We are growing and expanding as a church and expanding on the video content we produce and need your help! So if you have a heart for God, apply!

If interested, and need more information please contact Edward Gilbert
p: 303-912-6071
e: eddie@edwardgilbert.tv
Church is location in Aurora Colorado 80011

You can view some of my work at www.edwardgilbert.tv

Thanks

Video Production Help Needed

Hello all Colorado Film School students.  

We are a new Denver-based company working in the energy efficiency industry and is looking for talented new people to assist in producing short video clips for our training and marketing use.

Our goal is to create a series of short clips, from —15 seconds to 2 minutes long— to be used on our website and as sales material for customers.   We plan to produce new clips on a fairly regular basis, so temp work could build into a larger job with great performance.

We are looking for someone who catches our vision and can take on a leadership role as we develop a production team internally.  

Tell us about yourself in your reply.  Area(s) of film expertise, availability, and rates.  Include any links to portfolio work you’d like to show as well.  

Thank you!

Ryan Prince
Ablaze Energy VP Sales/Marketing
ryan@ablazeenergy.com

Cinematographer Needed for Music Video

I am a NYC based pop artist (who got his start in Denver) and I am looking to shoot a music video in and around Castle Rock (not on the stage per say, but using more of the natural elements surrounding it like red rock backgrounds and a deserted road) in full HD. I would like to shoot all of the video during one morning/afternoon so the sun will provide all the lighting we need, with Wed. Sept 17th as a tentative date with shooting starting in the morning, the exact time TBA. I don’t have a budget but I can cover expenses and whoever helps will get full credit to boost their portfolio. I imagine this shoot to be fairly simple and efficient. 

Currently I am looking for a cinematographer (or two) that could shoot this video for me. Below are a few considerations and set ups that I would like:

  -Walking on a road or on the side of a road (leading up to red rocks)

  -A shot in and around a deserted car (provided) on the side of the road

  -A scene where two girls are standing guard of some sort of “entry” to red rocks 

  -Close ups/full body shots against red rock foliage 

  -Other shots TBD on location based on time constraints

  -I plan to use slow-mo in some of the editing process so 120 FPS would be a requirement for the camera(s) used

If you are interested or have any questions please email me at bprosounds@gmail.com!

Local Charity Which Funds Auditory-Verbal Therapy for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children Seeks Filmmaker for Charity Event Video

Looking for:

  • Experienced filmmaker to make a 5-7 minute video for a fundraising event.
  •  Must love working with children.
    • Needs to capture emotional stories from parents and children for overcoming challenge.
    • Must be willing to work closely with the organization’s board members throughout the process.
    • Must be able to film, edit, and make video presentation-ready.
    • Willing to do this for little to no cost (small stipend to be paid to filmmaker after finished product).
    • Should have access to the school’s equipment or provide their own.
    • Should be able to finish this video by mid-September.
    • Filmmaker will be recognized at this event and any future events in which the film is used, as well as through social media, website and YouTube posts.
    • All inquiries to Frank Molina, Treasurer at molinafrankie@gmail.com.

Tropfest Australia 2014 is just around the corner, and we’re encouraging everyone to get out there and start making short films for the festival!

Films can be about anything but must include the annual Tropfest Signature Item (TSI), which for Tropfest Australia 2014 is “MIRROR”.

As always Tropfest is about great stories, told well.

Tropfest was established to encourage production, not just exhibition. Our event is not just about ‘showing’ films – it’s about ‘making’ them. We aim to provide you with the opportunity to showcase your work to as wide an audience as possible, not only with the fantastic premiere your film will receive if selected for Tropfest Australia 2014, but also by utilising a variety of distribution outlets following the festival.

We expect that over 100,000 people will come together in venues around the country on Sunday 7 December 2014 to view the Official Finalist Films selected from more than 600 entries.

ALL FILMMAKERS MUST ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:

• Your film must be made specifically for Tropfest Australia 2014
• Your film’s first public screening must be Tropfest Australia 2014
• Your film must be no longer than 7 minutes (including titles and credits)
• Your film must contain the 2014 Tropfest Australia Signature Item (TSI) ‘MIRROR’
• Your film must be in 16:9 ratio and PAL format
• You must pay the entry fee of $45AUD (inc GST) and submit and upload via our online entry system in the correct format and received NO LATER than 6pm AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) on Thursday 2 October 2014

Entry guidelines for the 2014 competition are available at http://tropfest.com/au/guidelines.

Script Supervisor Needed

We’re a group of independent film makers living on a ranch in southern colorado. We’re shooting a short film in October and are looking for a script supervisor. 

We are a small but experienced crew making a modern Western that follows a lonely drifter as he searches for a place to call home in the vast landscape. 

We’re looking for an unpaid script supervisor who wants to get first hand experience on a film set. You would need to be available to attend a 9 day shoot, staying on location from 11th Oct - 22nd Oct. We’d provide accommodation and food for the duration of the shoot. 

The position would involved working closely with the director, 1st AD and producer. You’ll be central to the success of the film so we’re looking for highly motivated individuals with a keen eye for detail. You’ll have had some experience as a script supervisor and will need to be a team player and be quick to integrate yourself with the cast and crew around you. 

This an incredible opportunity to work in a really unique location and make contacts with people already established in the film industry. 

Please send all applications to louhake@hotmail.com 

For more information on our story, check out our Indiegogo film. http://vimeo.com/99414562

Needing Technical Crew for short film, “Modern Hero” (thriller/action genre)

We are needing the following technical positions (on a volunteer basis) for a short film, “Modern Hero”.  We will be shooting the first week in September (9/3-9/6), during the day.  We will provide food for each day of the shoot, and a gas stipend.  The shoot location is either in Fort Collins or Loveland, TBD.

Production Sound Mixer

Boom Operator

Gaffer

Director of Photography

This will be about a 7 minute film.  A first film shoot for me, but the finished product will be used as a portfolio piece to re-apply to the Hampshire College Summer Film Institute (I was accepted for this summer, but due to person reasons was unable to attend).  If the finished product is good-enough, we will be submitting it to festivals. 

Ideally, the crew will have some familiarity with action sequences.  We will be filming Parkour action shots.  One of the lead actors will be doing his own stunts (he is a Parkour demo professional).  We do NOT have our own equipment (although we do have a Canon 60d and have access to a glide cam).  The tone of the film should be like “The Killing” and “True Detective”.  It is about a child-abduction that fails. 

If you are interested, please contact me, Rebecca, via email at rmestle@hotmail.com or my cell phone 970-342-5368.

Job Description 
The Rocky Mountain Fire Academy (a joint operation between Aurora and Denver Fire Departments) is seeking an individual or individuals with experience in film to produce fireground training videos. Intern(s) will be working with Aurora Fire Department Training Staff and will produce 5-10 minute videos that include training demonstrations with voice captions and video effects. Due to liability concerns, the intern will need to provide his/her own film equipment.
 
General functions of the AFD Film Intern:
Digitally capture fireground exercises and evolutions and edit into finished product.
Provide general knowledge and suggestions based on previous experience.
Develop and maintain positive and productive working relationships with staff assigned to RMFA.
Be comfortable with working in environments with high heat or high elevations with the                                   protection of supplied bunker gear and/or other protective devices. 
This is a 1-2 semester commitment, weekly hours are extremely flexible, but we ask that at least 10 hours be scheduled per week, during the hours of 8am – 4pm, Monday thru Friday.
Intern will have many opportunities to explore the job functions of a firefighter as an added benefit.
 
Required Experience 
Digital filming and editing experience.
Production of short films/videos.
Instructions for candidates:

Candidates must apply by emailing Tom Johnson, Lieutenant, Aurora Fire Dept., tjjohnso@auroragov.org. Attach a resume and cover letter to be considered.  Only applications submitted via email will be accepted. If you have any questions about the internship, please contact Tom Johnson at 720-865-4084.

Job Description

The Rocky Mountain Fire Academy (a joint operation between Aurora and Denver Fire Departments) is seeking an individual or individuals with experience in film to produce fireground training videos. Intern(s) will be working with Aurora Fire Department Training Staff and will produce 5-10 minute videos that include training demonstrations with voice captions and video effects. Due to liability concerns, the intern will need to provide his/her own film equipment.

 

General functions of the AFD Film Intern:

Digitally capture fireground exercises and evolutions and edit into finished product.

Provide general knowledge and suggestions based on previous experience.

Develop and maintain positive and productive working relationships with staff assigned to RMFA.

Be comfortable with working in environments with high heat or high elevations with the                                   protection of supplied bunker gear and/or other protective devices.

This is a 1-2 semester commitment, weekly hours are extremely flexible, but we ask that at least 10 hours be scheduled per week, during the hours of 8am – 4pm, Monday thru Friday.

Intern will have many opportunities to explore the job functions of a firefighter as an added benefit.

 

Required Experience

Digital filming and editing experience.

Production of short films/videos.

Instructions for candidates:

Candidates must apply by emailing Tom Johnson, Lieutenant, Aurora Fire Dept., tjjohnso@auroragov.org. Attach a resume and cover letter to be considered.  Only applications submitted via email will be accepted. If you have any questions about the internship, please contact Tom Johnson at 720-865-4084.

Business and Legal Strategy for Filmmakers [DENVER OPEN MEDIA CLASS]

Filmmakers who want to make a living making films need to understand that filmmaking is the business of making films. Many filmmakers scrape together a film without any specific plan or focus on the end goal for the film. They are singularly focused on the creative aspects and put the business and legal steps to the side. Filmmakers need to leverage an entrepreneur’s mindset to support their creative endeavors in order to build a sustainable career. This workshop will empower filmmakers to think as themselves as entrepreneurs and help them think about their films as a product and their body of work as a brand. In doing so, we will be exploring entrepreneurial, legal and business tools to help filmmakers create a sustainable brand and create more films. Whether you are a producer, show creator, or in any aspect of the production process this session will provide you with the strategies that will protect and improve your projects.

Topics covered include:

  • Deal-making
  • Team building
  • Proposing and pitching
  • Forming a company
  • Contracting and permitting
  • Fundraising
  • Negotiating and agreeing

 
Presenter bios:

Michael Haskins represents film, television and new media projects, production companies, technology companies, and individuals. He provides guidance relating to acquisition, development, distribution, financing, formation, IP, licensing, production, and sales. He has successfully guided numerous television and film properties and some of the largest companies in the media creation and technology business.

In 2012, Michael became the President of CINEMA (Colorado Innovators of New Entertainment Media and Arts) where he presented economic analysis, proposed legislation and advocated on behalf of the Colorado Office of Film, Television and New Media and succeeded in bringing Colorado its first competitive incentive in over 20 years. This incentive is responsible for more than $37 million in new production and more than 800 jobs to Colorado. He also sits on the Executive Committee of the Colorado Media Leaders Roundtable, with representatives from some of Colorado’s largest employers, in the creation of a comprehensive trade association to promote media creation, distribution and packaging within Colorado.

Pamela Maass has successfully guided numerous business owners, filmmakers and creative entrepreneurs in complex business and legal decisions. Pamela has a background in intellectual property law, civil litigation and business law.   Her current law practice is focused on complex civil litigation and helping business owners protect their businesses.
Pamela is an advisor for a local production company, she is an advisor for Think Global Institute an international accelerator for women entrepreneurs and she is helping  launch an accelerator for women filmmakers and creative entrepreneurs.

Pam is a regular performer for Bovine Metropolis Theater and produces and directs and acts in theatrical and film productions.

Visit https://www.denveropenmedia.org/classes/business-and-legal-strategy-filmmakers for more information.