Help, Suggestions, Future of The D-Word

Help with The D-Word

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Difficulties with The D-Word? If you can't find the right answers on our Help page, please post in this topic. Ideas for future D-Word releases or projects can be posted here as well.

Simon de Swardt
Pro

oh no, mine is now fixed!

Faster, faster, I need to get to a meeting.

Ben Kempas
Pro

Like I said before, this is because your old picture was still in your browser's cache. Try reloading the page or emptying the cache. It's all fine.

Simon de Swardt
Pro

Sorry that last line was a caption for my new profile pic, not a reference to my problem with the profile pic, which is indeed cured.

David Herman
Pro

16 marks to Ben – clearing the cache cures the pic profile blues

Ron Osgood
Pro

profile question

Is there a way to keep age off our profile? I notice some people don't have their birth date or age appear.

Andrew David Watson
Pro

D-Word use to work on my Blackberry, but now i cant seem to log in, anyone else having this problem?

Doug Block
Host

Ron, you can easily edit your profile. Just take out your birthdate under Bio.

Ben Kempas
Pro

I removed the date of birth for you, Ron. And just for the record, David was joking.

Andrew, does the problem persist? If so, can you give us more specifics? Anybody else with a Blackberry out there?

Ryan Ferguson
Pro

how about switching embed video in the P.I.S.S topic...

Ben Kempas
Pro

You'll need to ask someone who accesses that topic... :-)

Ryan Ferguson
Pro

great... that means i'll probably have to wait until baseball season!

Erica Ginsberg
Host

How do you upload new profile photos? There doesn't seem to be an option to do that. Is there a maximum number I don't know about.

Erica Ginsberg
Host

Ben, you must see something as administrator that I don't. That page takes me to my current photos and I can make any of them primary, but I don't see a button to upload a new photo.

Ben Kempas
Pro

?!? Have you scrolled down?

Is anybody else encoutnering this?

Erica Ginsberg
Host

Nothing apparent when I scroll down. I'm going to e-mail you a screenshot.

Peter Gerard
Pro

The maximum number of profile pictures is 6. This limit was added a few months ago, so you may have more than the maximum if you added them before the limit was introduced. You'll need to delete all but 5 of your photos before you can upload again.

David Herman
Pro

Mr Gerard, glad to see you alive and well. Waiting dearly to see a pic or two of the d-word crowd waiting for the free ride in Amsterdam etc.

Ben Kempas
Pro

Oh, I've got a few pics of that... You'll have to wait for a few months though before I can post them... Remind me.

Peter Gerard
Pro

Will try to scan some this week.. I just got the film developed... maybe I can get mine up before Ben gets back from the boat!

Hashin Hassan
Fan

(excuse me if this is not the right page for posting this message)

Hi my name is Hashim. I study Video production in Leicester, UK. I would appreciate it if any professionals could give answers to my questions regarding new media technology and documentary film industry. It's for my current assignment.

Q1
How many years of experience do have in filmmaking?

Q2
Have you experienced the shift from analogue to digital? If so, what has changed in your work routine? How different do you work now?

Q3
What equipment do you use (currently)?

Q4
Do you choose equipment that you are comfortable with and meet the standards of broadcast? Or are they determined by the nature of the documentary you are making?

Q5
Do you feel it is necessary to be constantly aware of new technology or do you think that current standards are sufficient for you?

Q6
As a filmmaker, do you set yourself moral principals? Do you have lines drawn? Are there projects that conflict your principals and how do you deal with them?

Q7
Do you set yourself new goals and new standards every time? How do you move up-market?

John Burgan
Host

No, it's not the right place, Hashin; as it says at the top of this page, this Topic is for queries about the D-Word itself. Your post would be better suited to the Mentoring Room .

Having said that, D-Word Members are working professionals and the majority are freelancers at that, so given the extremely broad nature of your survey (you could write a whole book on Q6 alone!) it's asking quite a lot of busy people to sit down and fill in a questionnaire like this. Practically, you may get a bit more feedback if you can get people on the phone for a few minutes.

Finally, it would be good to know a bit more about your background and what your own interest is in all of this; The D-Word operates as a community of filmmakers, so there has to be a bit of give and take.

PS Note on spelling: Q6 should be "principles" not "principals".

Hashin Hassan
Fan

Thanks for your feedback. I'll try and keep the questions down.

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