If you find yourself overwhelmed, drowning in unhelpful to do lists, befuddled by Getting Things Done, and with an Inbox that’s anything but empty, join us while the Team from Macktez shares their internal working methodology, named “Working Yellow,” used to manage over a hundred clients and projects of wide-ranging scales.
Our Team will design and teach a class to creatives using the Macktez “Working Yellow” approach that incorporates our team-customized approach, incorporating elements of Getting Things Done, Zero Inbox, Kaizen, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Checklist Manifesto, and numerous other approaches to efficiency, organization, and productivity.
To read more about us and our Approach see http://www.macktez.com/
Noah Landow is the founder and president of Macktez. His experience in architecture, print and interactive design, network design and installation, and database development provide a foundation for organizing projects and building collaborative teams. He keeps his head on straight by training in a seriously obscure form of aikijujutsu and by serving on the boards of compelling non-profits like UnionDocs.
Reed Payne is a New Hampshire native, certified yoga instructor, and aspiring pilot which means he keeps his bearings, balance, and can make a fire by rubbing two sticks together. While majoring in French, he spent many nights analyzing network traffic, tinkering with system security, and wrapping his head around encryption concepts.
CUTIE AND THE BOXER
A reflection on love, sacrifice, and the creative spirit, this candid New York documentary explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of renowned “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara and his artist wife Noriko. As a rowdy, confrontational young artist in Tokyo, Ushio seemed destined for fame, but he is met with little commercial success after he moves to New York City in 1969, seeking international recognition. When 19-year-old Noriko moved to New York to study art, she fell in love with Ushio—abandoning her education to become the unruly artist’s wife and assistant. Over the course of their marriage, their roles shifted. Now 80, Ushio still struggles to establish his artistic legacy, while Noriko is at last being recognized for her own art—a series of drawings entitled “Cutie,” depicting her challenging past with Ushio. Spanning four decades, the film is a moving portrait of a couple wrestling with the eternal themes of sacrifice, disappointment and aging, against a background of lives dedicated to art.
A nuts-and-bolts professional development series designed for the beginning or intermediate documentary filmmaker, Documentary Fundamentals @ UnionDocs is six-week course culminating in a certificate of completion. Registrants can also attend individual sessions. This curriculum developed out of our experience hearing what fundamentals documentarians need to understand to plan, produce, and release an independent documentary today.
Hosted by the Cutie and the Boxer (2013) team, Documentary Fundamentals is essential learning for the documentary filmmaker, covering business basics, fundraising and financing, production and post-production strategies, transmedia campaigns, sales and distribution models. Each session features guest speakers sharing tips and secrets of the trade, with an emphasis on real-life case studies and best practices. Full guest speaker list to be announced.
Documentary Fundamentals is designed for beginning or intermediate filmmakers with projects in any stage of development or production (even the daydreaming stage!). Sessions combine formal presentations with extensive time for in-depth discussions with participants.
Registrants completing all six sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion, and will have special opportunities to promote their projects within the UnionDocs network. Specific guests and topics are subject to change. Doors will closed at 7:15 and we will being each session promptly at 7:30pm.
4/27 | Planning Your Documentary – featuring producer Tom Davis (SeeThink) and attorney Karen Shatzkin, hosted by Producer Sierra Pettengill.
5/4 | Financing Your Documentary – featuring José Rodriguez (Tribeca Film Institute), John T. Trigonis (Indiegogo) and CPA Fred Siegel, hosted by Producer Sierra Pettengill.
5/16 | Directing and Shooting Your Documentary – featuring Oscar-winning filmmaker Ross Kauffman, award-winning filmmaker Malika Zouhali-Worrall, hosted by Director Zachary Heinzerling.
NOTE: This session will be hosted by AbelCine in Manhattan (609 Greenwhich Street)
5/18 | Editing Your Documentary – featuring editor David Teague (The Brooklyn Vitagraph Company), Will Cox (Final Frame), hosted by Director Zachary Heinzerling.
6/1 | Graphics, Music, and Your Transmedia Campaign – featuring graphic designer Teddy Blanks (CHIPS) and musician T. Griffin, hosted by Director Zachary Heinzerling
NOTE: At 5pm before this session Macktez will present a special free planning bootcamp workshop as a supplement to the series, featuring Noah Landow and Reed Payne.
6/8 | Releasing Your Documentary – featuring programmer Dan Nuxoll (Rooftop Films), hosted by Producer Sierra Pettengill.