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  • Rupert Howe
    Am posting this because Beth Tilston just sent it to me and asked me to forward it to the list as she s no longer subscribed. But I can t say I approve of
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 5, 2010
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      Am posting this because Beth Tilston just sent it to me and asked me
      to forward it to the list as she's no longer subscribed.
      But I can't say I approve of their budget. £2000 for four months of
      work wading through 7 months of video, for an FCP editor who is
      preferably bilingual or trilingual? Are they having a laugh? In my
      view, any producer making something so big on such a low budget should
      learn to edit themselves, not advertise for an editor at such low
      rates. Or even look for someone who's willing to do it for free.
      That way at least you don't debase the value of editing work. There
      are people trying to make a living doing this.


      Begin forwarded message:

      > From: John Jordan <John@...>
      > Date: 2010/1/4
      > Subject: VIDEO EDITOR URGENTLY NEEDED FOR UTOPIAN ROAD MOVIE
      > To: john lab <john@...>
      >
      >
      > VIDEO EDITOR NEEDED FOR UTOPIAN ROAD MOVIE
      >
      > THE LABORATORY OF INSURRECTIONARY IMAGINATION ( www.labofii.net) is
      > looking for an experienced editor to finish the film part of it???s
      > Paths Through Utopias project(www.utopias.eu).
      >
      > The Lab of ii:
      >
      > Infamous for fermenting mass prayers to consumption in shopping
      > malls, touring the UK recruiting a rebel clown army, running courses
      > in postcapitalist culture, throwing snowballs at bankers, launching
      > a rebel raft regatta to shut down a coal fired power station and
      > falling in love with utopias, The Laboratory of Insurrectionary
      > Imagination (Lab of ii) is not an institution or a group, not a
      > network or an NGO, but an affinity of friends who recognise the
      > beauty of collective disobedience and the role of culture in radical
      > social change. We treat insurrection as an art and art as a means of
      > preparing for the coming insurrection. (www.labofii.net). The Lab is
      > presently based in London, UK.
      >
      >
      > The project:
      >
      > Paths Through Utopias took us on a 7 month journey (2007-8) across
      > Europe in search of ways of living despite capitalism, visiting
      > numerous alternative communities ranging from a permaculture
      > settlement to an occupied factory, a free love commune to Climate
      > Camp. From this journey we are publishing a book/film, a book which
      > comes packaged with a film within it. The book/film will initially
      > be published in France by La Decouverte (http://www.editionsladecouverte.fr/
      > ) in autumn 2010 and later in the UK. It will also be toured in 2011.
      >
      > Whilst the book is a piece of travel writing about the experience
      > the film is a documentary fiction in the form of a post crash road
      > movie, shot in the places visited but set in the future. The book
      > and the film are seen as a dialogue between present and future, fact
      > and imagination.
      >
      > The film is especially influenced by William Morris' 19th Century
      > novel a vision of a post-capitalist decentralised ecological Utopia,
      > News from Nowhere. This classic of Utopian literature is a sumptuous
      > journey which propels us into an imagined future; a future which,
      > thanks to the richness of its description, feels as actual and
      > possible as the present. In this spirit, the film takes the form of
      > a "fake" documentary exploring a fictional era following a global
      > ecological-economic collapse. It describes a post capitalist/oil
      > age Europe, and proposes the existence of a decentralised autonomous
      > society that has slowly evolved out of the ruins of a systemic crash.
      >
      > Shot in the actual places and communities visited with characters
      > living there, playing themselves, the film shows these places as
      > projects that have survived a collapse, thanks to their self
      > sufficiency and autonomy from market systems, and portrays these
      > contemporary "Utopias" as "normal" rather than "alternative" ways of
      > living. We have are not follow traditional documentary genres; our
      > references can be found in the more experimental work of Agn??s
      > Varda (The Gleaners), Patrick Keiler (Robinson in Space), Andrew
      > Kotting (Gallivant) Chris Marker (L???Ambassade) or Robert Kramer
      > (Route One).
      >
      > The Job:
      >
      > A years worth of work - logging, transcribing, translating and
      > writing has already taken place on the film. Unfortunately our
      > editor fell seriously ill and is now unable to continue working on
      > the project. We are looking for someone who can pick up where we
      > left off but who is also able to add their creativity into the
      > project and take it to completion in July 2010.
      >
      > Ideally you are someone who has good experience editing feature
      > length film/video, and have worked in both genres of documentary and
      > fiction. You are open to experimental forms of film, collective
      > working methods and share our anti-capitalist politics.
      >
      > Experienced in Final Cut Pro is required. If you can speak Spanish
      > and/or French this is an added bonus as parts of the film are in
      > these languages.
      >
      > The Lab is based in Bethnal Green London you can work from there or
      > at a location of your choosing. The deadline is very tight and so we
      > are looking for someone who can begin in February (ish) and work to
      > the deadline of July. We can offer a modest fee of ??2000.
      >
      > You will be mostly working with artistsactivist John Jordan but will
      > also occasionally with activistresearcher Isa Fremeuax and composer/
      > sound artist Isa Suarez (http://www.isasuarez.com/).
      >
      > How to apply:
      >
      > Please email us a cover letter stating why you are interested, what
      > experience you have and when you can begin work on the project.
      > Enclose a CV with the letter and links to past work/ show reels etc.
      > ( if you wish to send a DVD send it to JJ, 110 Teesdale St, London
      > E2 6PU.) Please include one reference from a recent relevant job.
      >
      > Email your application to john@... by Sunday 17th January
      > 5pm deadline for application. There will be an informal meeting with
      > appropriate applicants and we will be able to inform you of our
      > decision by Monday 25th of January.
      >
      >
      > Finally here are a few stills from the film to give you a taste:
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > ************************************
      > *********************************
      > http://labofii.net
      >
      > "???Politics is not solely, or even primarily, about reasoned
      > thinking and rational choices; it???s an affair of fantasy and
      > desire. People are rarely moved to action, support, or even consent
      > by realistic proposals; they are motivated by dreams of what could
      > be.???
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --
      > Josef Davies-Coates
      > 07974 88 88 95
      > http://uniteddiversity.com
      > Together We Have Everything
      >
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    • Rupert Howe
      oohh, i got all grumpy, ignore me. it might actually be of interest to someone. ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Message 2 of 4 , Jan 5, 2010
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        oohh, i got all grumpy, ignore me. it might actually be of interest
        to someone.

        On 5 Jan 2010, at 14:39, Rupert Howe wrote:

        > Am posting this because Beth Tilston just sent it to me and asked me
        > to forward it to the list as she's no longer subscribed.
        > But I can't say I approve of their budget. �2000 for four months of
        > work wading through 7 months of video, for an FCP editor who is
        > preferably bilingual or trilingual? Are they having a laugh? In my
        > view, any producer making something so big on such a low budget should
        > learn to edit themselves, not advertise for an editor at such low
        > rates. Or even look for someone who's willing to do it for free.
        > That way at least you don't debase the value of editing work. There
        > are people trying to make a living doing this.
        >
        > Begin forwarded message:
        >
        > > From: John Jordan <John@...>
        > > Date: 2010/1/4
        > > Subject: VIDEO EDITOR URGENTLY NEEDED FOR UTOPIAN ROAD MOVIE
        > > To: john lab <john@...>
        > >
        > >
        > > VIDEO EDITOR NEEDED FOR UTOPIAN ROAD MOVIE
        > >
        > > THE LABORATORY OF INSURRECTIONARY IMAGINATION ( www.labofii.net) is
        > > looking for an experienced editor to finish the film part of it???s
        > > Paths Through Utopias project(www.utopias.eu).
        > >
        > > The Lab of ii:
        > >
        > > Infamous for fermenting mass prayers to consumption in shopping
        > > malls, touring the UK recruiting a rebel clown army, running courses
        > > in postcapitalist culture, throwing snowballs at bankers, launching
        > > a rebel raft regatta to shut down a coal fired power station and
        > > falling in love with utopias, The Laboratory of Insurrectionary
        > > Imagination (Lab of ii) is not an institution or a group, not a
        > > network or an NGO, but an affinity of friends who recognise the
        > > beauty of collective disobedience and the role of culture in radical
        > > social change. We treat insurrection as an art and art as a means of
        > > preparing for the coming insurrection. (www.labofii.net). The Lab is
        > > presently based in London, UK.
        > >
        > >
        > > The project:
        > >
        > > Paths Through Utopias took us on a 7 month journey (2007-8) across
        > > Europe in search of ways of living despite capitalism, visiting
        > > numerous alternative communities ranging from a permaculture
        > > settlement to an occupied factory, a free love commune to Climate
        > > Camp. From this journey we are publishing a book/film, a book which
        > > comes packaged with a film within it. The book/film will initially
        > > be published in France by La Decouverte (http://www.editionsladecouverte.fr/
        > > ) in autumn 2010 and later in the UK. It will also be toured in
        > 2011.
        > >
        > > Whilst the book is a piece of travel writing about the experience
        > > the film is a documentary fiction in the form of a post crash road
        > > movie, shot in the places visited but set in the future. The book
        > > and the film are seen as a dialogue between present and future, fact
        > > and imagination.
        > >
        > > The film is especially influenced by William Morris' 19th Century
        > > novel a vision of a post-capitalist decentralised ecological Utopia,
        > > News from Nowhere. This classic of Utopian literature is a sumptuous
        > > journey which propels us into an imagined future; a future which,
        > > thanks to the richness of its description, feels as actual and
        > > possible as the present. In this spirit, the film takes the form of
        > > a "fake" documentary exploring a fictional era following a global
        > > ecological-economic collapse. It describes a post capitalist/oil
        > > age Europe, and proposes the existence of a decentralised autonomous
        > > society that has slowly evolved out of the ruins of a systemic
        > crash.
        > >
        > > Shot in the actual places and communities visited with characters
        > > living there, playing themselves, the film shows these places as
        > > projects that have survived a collapse, thanks to their self
        > > sufficiency and autonomy from market systems, and portrays these
        > > contemporary "Utopias" as "normal" rather than "alternative" ways of
        > > living. We have are not follow traditional documentary genres; our
        > > references can be found in the more experimental work of Agn??s
        > > Varda (The Gleaners), Patrick Keiler (Robinson in Space), Andrew
        > > Kotting (Gallivant) Chris Marker (L???Ambassade) or Robert Kramer
        > > (Route One).
        > >
        > > The Job:
        > >
        > > A years worth of work - logging, transcribing, translating and
        > > writing has already taken place on the film. Unfortunately our
        > > editor fell seriously ill and is now unable to continue working on
        > > the project. We are looking for someone who can pick up where we
        > > left off but who is also able to add their creativity into the
        > > project and take it to completion in July 2010.
        > >
        > > Ideally you are someone who has good experience editing feature
        > > length film/video, and have worked in both genres of documentary and
        > > fiction. You are open to experimental forms of film, collective
        > > working methods and share our anti-capitalist politics.
        > >
        > > Experienced in Final Cut Pro is required. If you can speak Spanish
        > > and/or French this is an added bonus as parts of the film are in
        > > these languages.
        > >
        > > The Lab is based in Bethnal Green London you can work from there or
        > > at a location of your choosing. The deadline is very tight and so we
        > > are looking for someone who can begin in February (ish) and work to
        > > the deadline of July. We can offer a modest fee of ??2000.
        > >
        > > You will be mostly working with artistsactivist John Jordan but will
        > > also occasionally with activistresearcher Isa Fremeuax and composer/
        > > sound artist Isa Suarez (http://www.isasuarez.com/).
        > >
        > > How to apply:
        > >
        > > Please email us a cover letter stating why you are interested, what
        > > experience you have and when you can begin work on the project.
        > > Enclose a CV with the letter and links to past work/ show reels etc.
        > > ( if you wish to send a DVD send it to JJ, 110 Teesdale St, London
        > > E2 6PU.) Please include one reference from a recent relevant job.
        > >
        > > Email your application to john@... by Sunday 17th January
        > > 5pm deadline for application. There will be an informal meeting with
        > > appropriate applicants and we will be able to inform you of our
        > > decision by Monday 25th of January.
        > >
        > >
        > > Finally here are a few stills from the film to give you a taste:
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > ************************************
        > > *********************************
        > > http://labofii.net
        > >
        > > "???Politics is not solely, or even primarily, about reasoned
        > > thinking and rational choices; it???s an affair of fantasy and
        > > desire. People are rarely moved to action, support, or even consent
        > > by realistic proposals; they are motivated by dreams of what could
        > > be.???
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > --
        > > Josef Davies-Coates
        > > 07974 88 88 95
        > > http://uniteddiversity.com
        > > Together We Have Everything
        > >
        > > _______________________________________________
        > > london.members@...-hub.net, a Hub mailing list
        > > If you have questions read https://mailman.the-hub.net/faq or
        > contact
        > > Hub Islington Hosts: <islington.hosts@...>, +44 207 841 8900
        > > Hub Kings Cross Hosts: <kingscross.hosts@...>, +44 20 7841
        > > 3450
        > >
        >
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        >
        >
        >



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      • sull
        i like unbiased commentary preludes to forwarded call-outs etc. it should be required ;) ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        Message 3 of 4 , Jan 5, 2010
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          i like unbiased commentary preludes to forwarded call-outs etc.
          it should be required ;)

          On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 9:47 AM, Rupert Howe <rupert@...> wrote:

          > oohh, i got all grumpy, ignore me. it might actually be of interest
          > to someone.
          >
          >


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        • Roxanne Darling
          It seems the title of project has invite such insurrection and I happen to agree with you Rupert. Seriously, this is the requirement: ...good experience
          Message 4 of 4 , Jan 13, 2010
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            It seems the title of project has invite such "insurrection" and I happen to
            agree with you Rupert.

            Seriously, this is the requirement:
            "...good experience editing feature length film/video, and have worked in
            both genres of documentary and fiction. You are open to experimental forms
            of film, collective working methods and share our anti-capitalist politics.
            Experienced in Final Cut Pro is required. If you can speak Spanish and/or
            French this is an added bonus as parts of the film are in these languages."

            Yes there may be someone for whom this is a good fit, though the odds are
            very long. I mean, how many have experience editing feature-length films?
            Wow.

            Aloha,

            Rox


            On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 11:43 AM, sull <sulleleven@...> wrote:

            >
            >
            > i like unbiased commentary preludes to forwarded call-outs etc.
            > it should be required ;)
            >
            >
            > On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 9:47 AM, Rupert Howe <rupert@...<rupert%40twittervlog.tv>>
            > wrote:
            >
            > > oohh, i got all grumpy, ignore me. it might actually be of interest
            > > to someone.
            > >
            > >
            >
            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            >
            >
            >



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