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Welcome to The D-Word! Stop in and sign the guest book - let us know a little (or a lot) about yourself.

Please note that this is one of our Public Topics, so best to enter email addresses with (at) to prevent them being harvested. Spam will be deleted.

Doug Block
Host

Devin, Nanda and Igor, a warm welcome to The D-Word.  Igor, we promoted you to Pro status as it seems clear you have a good amount of doc experience. Maria, hopefully we'll be able to do the same for you in the future.

Wael Aziz
Pro

my name is Wael from Egypt, documentary production manager with 10 years experience serving international productions in Egypt. I am here to offer my help for those who are coming to film their documentary projects in Egypt.

mail: egyptproducer@yahoo.com

cellphone: 00201003761426

Nanda Kishore M.P.
Pro

I am pleased to introduce myself as a Postgraduate in SCIENCE and MANAGAMENT with more than 35 years experience in the fields of MARKETING, ADVERTISING, MEDIA, PR and INTERNATIONAL MANAGAMENT. 

I am also a Documentary Film Director in my own right with more than 35+years of experience in this field. I belong to Bengaluru(Bangalore) the Silicon Valley of India.

As a Documentary Film Producer and Director, I am on the panel of Producers of many Dept's and Public Sector Undertakings of The Government of India and other State Governments. I have produced & Directed more than 400+ Documentaries, News & Current Affairs Programs, TV Serials, etc, on varied subjects till date. I have also directed many Ad Commercials for Companies and Ad Agencies. I have spent more than 40 years in Theatre both English and Kannada and have written, directed and acted in them.

I am recipient of State, National & International awards to my credit.

Kindly send me your detailed requirements to enable us to proceed further for a longstanding mutually beneficial relationship.

Paddy McCann
Fan

Hi All,  You might say I lost my creative way for a few years but I recently regained my doco mojo running a Film School twice a week for children aged 9 - 16.  I create a lot of short-form documentary styled 'infomercials' - I really don't know how else to describe the pieces I produce - and generally helping various organisations get their message out there on video. I work to a triple bottom line and lately, I have been really enjoying working with NFP's focusing on the environment and sustainability. 

When I am not a one man band shooting solo per above, I am keen to collaborate with others and glad to give my time in exchange for knowledge and camaraderie. I'm pretty handy with both sound and lighting with my kit tailored for interviews and quick and dirty setups. 

 

I am really excited to join the D-Word community as I have so much to learn. I recently brought a used Canon C100 to compliment my M4/3 setup and I am loving having a real video camera again - I have not had one since 2008 when I traded out my old Sony PD150 for a Canon 5D MII. 

With Film School 'out' next week, I have just started pre-production on a 10 part web series exploring 'Math in the Real World'. I am shooting in Australia initially then San Francisco and NYC early September.

Keen to make connections with experienced producers here on D-Word and keep learning the craft in good company. 

Stacy Pickett
Fan

Greetings all!

I am currently working on a bachelors of communication with a concentration in professional writing. I'm more drawn to feature writing than anything else but I've found that I'm also good at writing for PR though, I don't really enjoy it all that much. My passion for storytelling on the page is steadily growing into a desire for storytelling on the screen. At the peak of my interest in documentary film, an old friend moved back home and he just happened to have come home with a degree in audio/video production. So he and I are going to be working together on a documentary about......something. I have a few people in mind but, nothing solid yet. Neither one of us has any experience in documentary filmmaking. I'm just here to pick a brain or two and kind of feel things out.

I'm looking forward to connecting with people and learning as much as I can.

Doug Block
Host

Wael, Nanda, Paddy and Stacy, thanks for introducing yourselves and welcome to The D-Word. Great to have you all aboard.

Jon Iannacone
Pro

Hi, I'm glad to be here on the D-word. I am an indie filmmaker working on my first doc feature, From Two Sticks. Because I have a history working with underrepresented communities(Mexican immigrants in the U.S. and rural communities in Southeast Asia) I find myself drawn to unique stories that aren't told in the mainstream.

I'm always glad to learn and will be asking a lot of questions of you guys. Thanks for such a cool resource.

 

Doug Block
Host

The pleasure is all ours, Jon.  Good to have you here.

Kiera Lewis Kyoto
Pro

Hi all, 

My name is Kiera Lewis Kyoto, I'm currently editing my first feature documentary called "Dates for Coffee" which will be screened in Oman this September. It is an inquiry into the worldviews of the modern American Disney generation and the modern Arab folklore generation as a tool for peacebuilding. 

I'm interested to know more about last minute funding opportunities so that this film can easily make it's way around the middle east and attract distributors and also about providing film and video production and post production services abroad. Excited to be part of this conversation.

Tammy Hineline
Pro

Salutations!

My name is Tammy Hineline. I am currently transitioning out of the U.S. Marine Corps where I've served the last nine years as a Combat Videographer and Photographer. I've worked across two deployments, six countries, and the bulk of my experience is in news gathering and short form non-fiction storytelling.

I'm looking forward to focusing my time and skill on NGO and non-profit work as well as and humanitarian and environmental issues. I am hoping to get into more long-form doc and love working with a team of other fun and passionate people. My favorite thing to do is take someone's idea from nothing, work my butt off, and turn it into something amazing.

Looking forward to networking and chatting with everyone!

Doug Block
Host

Kiera and Tammy, a warm welcome to The D-Word.  

In reply to Tammy Hineline's post on Wed 29 Jun 2016:

Thanks for your service, Tammy, first and foremost.  Sounds like you've accumulated a lot of amazing experiences along the way that will serve you well moving forward.  Happy for The D-Word to be a resource and support for you.

In reply to Kiera Lewis Kyoto's post on Tue 28 Jun 2016:

Same for you, Kiera. And lots of luck getting "Dates for Coffee" out in the world, I'm sure it'll have a big impact.  As well as checking out Funding (Europe & Elsewhere), as Niam suggested, you shouldn't overlook the Funding (North America) topic.

 

Erica Ginsberg
Host

Very cool new people here at D-Word. Welcome. Jump right in to the discussions. And Tammy, if you are also looking for some face-to-face networking in the DC Metro area, check out Docs In Progress too. I admit I'm a bit biased.

Tammy Hineline
Pro

In reply to Erica Ginsberg's post on Thu 30 Jun 2016:

 Thanks for the welcome! I've been meaning to check out Docs in Progress for a while now (I'm also a member of DC Filmmakers and WIFV) but between full time work, college, and back surgery I haven't made it to any events. I'm definitely looking forward to coming though now that I'm on leave from work. Hopefully I will meet up with you some time! 

Nikos Kallipolitis
Fan

Dear all,

My name is Nick and I am a new director and cinematographer. However,  I am here on behalf of an old friend who is trying to find some answers regarding to an issue that has come up.I have already searched on the topics that I am allowed to ,but I did not find anything similar,so I apologize in advance if this is not the correct topic for this post.

My friend has created a documentary on a shipwreck that occurred in 1944, close to the Greek coasts ,in which almost 2.500 Italian prisoners were drown. This unfortunate event is not known to most of the people, so we are looking for the Italian festivals which are more proper for this documentary.My friend does not care about his promotion, he just wants to let the Italian people know about this tragedy,as a tribute to the unlucky people who were on board that day. 

I have found via internet almost 30 fests but before I start communicating with all of them (and maybe more on the process), If there is anyone here with advanced knowledge regarding the Italian festivals who can help us or anyone else's suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance, 

Nikos

Bobb Strongman
Pro

Hi All,

 

I'm here to offer animation and post production services to documentary makers looking to complete their films. Typically these include things like animated graphics (maps, charts, stats, text overlays), full CG animation (including 3D modelling), opening titles, end credits, adding or removing objects to shots, greenscreen and rotoscoping. I understand budgets are often modest or even non-existent so try to accommodate projects of all sizes as much as possible. My work covers TV, film and documentary.

 

I'm also interested in co-producing documentaries, especially those that are graphics-heavy or use extensive archive footage.

Kristoffer Brugada
Pro

Hello everyone! I am Kristoffer a.k.a. Tops, from the Philippines. I've been producing documentaries and tv features in my country for the past 12 years. Three years ago I left the media industry to pursue independent production, and is now focused on finishing my first full-length documentary about my father, who passed away because of complications from Alzheimer's disease. I graduated from the University of the Philippines FIlm Institute, and is now pursuing a master's degree in Creative Writing in the same  university. 

I hope to learn from everyone as I check the posts in D-Word. Mabuhay!

Trevor Kowalski
Fan

Hi Guys!

As a lover of documentaries, I decided to finally join.

I'm a composer from NY state, based between here and Boston, MA. I've written music for tons and tons of ensembles, directors, and theater performances. I absolutely fell in love for music for documentaries, and I'd love to write for you. Otherwise, I'll be here to give feedback or answer any questions you have about the power of music in documentaries.

My goal has always been to elevate documentary soundtracks to a higher level (like Man on Wire did, or The Cove), and I'd love to help!

SoundCloud
YouTube

Best,

Trevor Kowalski

Anne O'Neal
Fan

Hi!  

I'm a documentary filmmaker who recently completed her first full-length doc (several years in the making) and was lucky enough to have it broadcast on PBS SoCal Plus.  I'll be self-distributing DVDs of the doc, Sing Your Own Song: an Opera Love Story,and would love to hear from fellow filmmakers who have gone down that path.

All the best,

Anne O'Neal

http://anneonealfilms.com/

Andrew Scott Bell
Pro

Hi everyone!

I'm so excited to join The D-Word! My name is Andrew Scott Bell. I'm a film composer in Los Angeles.  I have a significant passion for documentaries. I think they can shape the way we view our world and can often impact how we live in it. I look forward to joining the conversations and topics on this site. As a composer, I hope to bring a new and interesting perspective.

If you're ever looking for someone to score your films, please don't hesitate to reach out ot me. I would love to hear from you.

Cheers!

ASB

www.andrewscottbellmusic.com

Patrick Gavin
Pro

Hi everyone: I've been a longtime forum reader but realized I've never bothered to say hello. I'm a Washington, D.C.-based journalist and filmmaker and put out my first documentary last year (Nerd Prom: Inside Washington's Wildest Week www.nerdpromthemovie.com). I'm also currently documenting my 500 day question to try to earn a presidential interview (http://www.poynter.org/2015/this-political-reporter-has-500-days-to-land-an-interview-with-president-obama/371535/). Would love to connect with folks, especially in the DC area.

Best,

Patrick

www.patrickgavin.net

Doug Block
Host

Trevor, Anne, Andrew and Patrick, a warm welcome to The D-Word.  Great to have you all on board!

Erica Ginsberg
Host

Welcome everyone. And Patrick, lots of opportunities to connect with DC film community via events at Docs In Progress (I admit am a bit biased), WIFV, TIVA, and various festivals. Hope to see you soon.


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