Intern should be versed in visual culture, intellectually sophisticated, and able to multi-task in fast-paced environment. Must be meticulous, very organized, and able to work independently. Looking for someone with a professional and friendly phone manner. A great introduction to the industry for anyone with a serious interest in visual culture, research, or archival work.
Happenings in the documentary film world and within the School of Visual Arts MFA in Social Documentary Film Community
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The deadline for submitting applications for the 2009-2011 MFA Social Documentary Film program is January 15th 2009, however we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until all places are filled with exceptional candidates.
This is a great course for anyone who is interested in documentary still photography.
Documentary photography : introduction to the city. Students will explore the city and use photographs to document issues of interest and concern. Focus will be placed on the techniques that make photographs more successful at communicating the image. Students will develop a semester-long project that will be reviewed weekly. Lectures and slide presentations on great documentary photographers will be presented along with guest lecturers, field trips and field assignments.
SILVERDOCS, the “pre-eminent documentary festival in the US” (Screen International) seeks Volunteer Screeners to be an integral part of the programming team. Screeners review a minimum of 40 feature and short (combined) documentaries submitted to SILVERDOCS 2009. Potential Screeners should have a critical eye and knowledge of film, and be able to write articulate and concise evaluations of the films they review. Screeners must have a DVD player, reliable Internet access and a qualified point of view. Regular access to a multiregion DVD player is a plus. Screeners are required to pick up films for review at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Md., during regular business hours.
Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis, guest lecturers in the MFA SocDoc dept., had their latest film The Reckoning selected to make its world premiere at the the 2009 Sundance Film Festival this January!
The film was also selected as one of the 20 projects in the 2009 Sundance Doc Fund.
What two amazing honors – congratulations!
The information session on Saturday, November 8th was a rousing success!
The event began with a documentary highlight film featuring clips from faculty films and some other of our favorite docs of all time. The film was followed by faculty presentations from Maro Chermayeff, Deborah Dickson, Maryann DeLeo, Matthew Akers, Ann Collins and Sam Pollard speaking about the core classes in Directing, Producing, Editing, Visionary Journalism and Cinematography. The event ended with a lively Q&A; session that lasted for well over an hour.
If you missed the information session on November 8th – don’t worry! You can email email@example.com to schedule a phone or in-person informational meeting.
The MFA Social Documentary Film program at the School of VISUAL ARTS is pleased to announce that the application for the fall 2009 semester is now online: https://www.applyweb.com/apply/svag/
Although we are accepting applications on a rolling basis, we recommend that applications be completed by January 15, 2009.
Also, if you are able to attend and have not yet registered for our department information session on November 8 at 141 West 21 Street, Room 101C from 2:00PM to 4:00PM, please register online: http://www.schoolofvisualarts.edu/gradopenhouse/app
The Paley Center for Media’s annual Festival celebrating the documentary—with premieres, works-in-progress, classic docs, workshops, and special events—will take place October 16 to 27, 2008.
Each screening will be introduced by the filmmaker and followed by the lively Q&A; sessions that have become a hallmark of the Festival.