Introduce Yourself: Sign In Here First

Introduce Yourself

  • Public

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.

Francesco Da Vinci
Pro

This is photojournalist and first-time documentary filmmaker Francesco Da Vinci.  Currently I'm looking for an established Producer for my documentary film that tells the story of my conscientious objection to the Vietnam War.  The film also pays tribute to conscientious objectors throughout American history.  So far there are about 20 celebrities in my film who have given on-camera interviews.  Any interested Producers should contact me at the following email: 

francescoproductions1@gmail.com 

I'm based in West LA.  Among those in my film now: Richard Dreyfuss, Forest Whitaker, Muhammad Ali, and the Dalai Lama.  My film promotes

diversity and global nonviolence.  

Looking forward to hearing from you!  

Francesco

 

 

Tiffany Jackson
Pro

Howdy folks!  I'm Tiffany, and I'm on the verge of completing my first feature length doc entitled THE GOOD DEATH (it's not as morbid as it sounds!).  It looks at how Afro-Brazilian religions were persecuted for centuries in Brazil, then turned into culture or "roots" tourism packages targeting Black Americans in the 1980's.  Glad I finally joined, I've been hearing about the D-word through so many avenues for some time now.  Looking forward to figuring this platform out and chatting with you all!

Lisa Harewood
Pro

Hey everyone, I'm Lisa, originally from Barbados and currently studying in Bristol, UK. I've been in video production (mostly corporate and development agency video) for nearly 15 years. About 7 years ago I finally pursued my youthful ambition of being involved in filmmaking and since then I've produced one feature and written and directed one short. Those experiences were great and brought me some success but I recognised that I preferred non-fiction storytelling so I am in a postgraduate program in documentary and interactive factual storytelling, which is another keen interest of mine. I'm currently making my final MA film, which is short character study of an LGBT performer in Barbados that I hope to expand to a longer form after graduation. 

I'm looking forward to exchanging with everyone here. Being from a small island with no filmmaking infrastructure, community becomes really important to keep me going. Hopefully I can also share with you the things I've picked up from having to be a jack-of-all-trades-microbudget filmmaker :-)

Doug Block
Host

Francesco, Tiffany and Lisa, a very warm welcome to The D-Word to you all!

twinner tiger
Fan

hello D-word i am new to the community but i do photography for more than 4 years now and am really interested on doc films 

Katrina Dawkins
Pro

Hello the D-Word Family,

I am a new member of a new art district in Atlanta - Artlanta - and though I am not new to the Arts & Entertainment industry, I am brand new to film making and am new to learning about how to write a documentary. I found this site by researching how to make a documentary. Since I am just beginning to work on my documentary so I don't want to reveal what it is about, but it is unique and creative and something close to my heart. Also, there will be a series of documentaries with the same topic, but different situations.

I have a son who is a Broadcast Engineer and have performed broadcast work in sports and music (concerts) as wells as performed

  • The Tiny and Toya Show (Reality TV)
  • Family Hustle (Reality TV)
  • Little Women of Atlanta (Reality TV)
  • The Secret Princes (Reality TV)
  • 1st Cameraman at the 2014 Emmys in Los Angeles
  • 1st Cameraman at the 2014 Golden Globes in Los Angeles
  • Recently broadcast two Drone competitions as a Lead Cameraman in both Georgia and Boston
  • Atlanta Braves
  • Atlanta Hawks
  • ESPN Sports
  • CBS Sports Network
  • 3 years broadcasting the Hangout Festival, including May 2017 in Alabama

and numerous other shows, events and projects over the past 10 years.

Has worked on film (movies) and will be directing my documentary. He loves my documentary idea and wants to see it become a reality.

I'm glad to be here.

Mike Harrison
Pro

A gracious good afternoon. Thanks to the hosts for allowing me to join the family.

I'm a voice actor/narrator who was initially in radio broadcasting before moving to the world of corporate multimedia production (where I was in-house narrator and Audio Producer). I've been using my voice for all kinds of commercial and corporate applications for several (ahem) decades. But telling interesting, compelling stories is what I want to do now.

Thanks for having me. Hope to have the opportunity to work with some of you very soon!

Monty Dobson
Pro

Hey everybody!  **waves a friendly hand** I'm fairly new to the D-Word. I'm an archaeologist and historian who has accidentally become a filmmaker. Looking forward to getting to know you all. Am working on the second season of my doc series America from the Ground Up this summer. We are filming in 3 time zones, nine states and 30+ archaeological and historical sites in the American west. check out season one at www.pbs.org/show/america-ground 

Niam Itani
Host

Welcome to The D-Word, Monty, Mike & Katrina! 

Rachel Miller-Howard
Pro

Hello, D-Word!

I'm glad to be among your ranks.

I recently finished a year as Associate Writer at a small documentary film production company in Portland, OR. I'm looking to stay deep in the field, so am starting a digital publication about women documentarians (film and audio). I'm seeking ideas for resources/topics/themes I can offer, routes for seed funding, technically savvy people to help advise website construction, and writers who are interested in interviewing and crafting stories about women media makers. I love finding collaborators, and look forward to joining this (thriving) hub!

Cheers,

Rachel

John Burgan
Host

Welcome, Rachel. BTW, no need to "sign" your name, it's at the top of every post you make

Niam Itani
Host

Welcome to The D-Word, Rachel. I am sure you will find many answers to your questions and many collaborators on The D-Word. Enjoy the journey! 

ALFREDO GALVÃO-LUCAS
Pro

Hello everyone!

I´m professional videomaker and camera operator, an amateur photographer and a video producer, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. The last documentary I produced and directed was "IN PERSONA com Miguel Bestard", about an uruguayan guitarrist living in Rio:

https://vimeo.com/215261175

I´ve been involved in several short film projects in these last years, always in the camera department, as  camera operator mostly. In May 2017 I was the DP of the independent horror shot movie "Golem".

I´m available to help any fellow filmmaker that wants to shoot in Brazil.



Mina Fitzpatrick
Pro

Hi!

I heard about this community from my colleague and Northwestern MFA peer Timothy Fryett . I recently graduated from the Documentary Media program at NU, and excited to get more involved with the Chicago and greater midwest film/documentary scene. I've been involved with Kartemquin for a couple years, and participated in their Diverse Voices in Documentary program in 2015. 

At the moment I'm freelance producing for another KTQ project about food sustainability, Directed by Raj Patel and Zak Piper, executive produced by Steve James and Julie Goldman. We have some short-term needs for sound people and PAs in the midwest, so I hoped this network might be a good place to find good people. I'll try to find the appropriate channels for those posts once I learn the ropes!

Looking forward to brainstorming and collaborating with all of you soon ;)

 

Mentioned: Timothy Fryett
Nick Zachar
Pro

Hi everyone!

I am a multimedia producer and filmmaker currently working at National Geographic as a Producer/Editor on their Digital Team.

My background in Biology has taken me around the world, including the Virgin Islands, where I traveled with a team of biologists on an expedition to aid efforts in the conservation of a critically endangered species of iguana.

In my career as a filmmaker I have had the opportunity to hike through rainforests of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, repel into crevasses of Alaskan glaciers, and swim alongside sea turtles and sharks on coral reefs throughout the Caribbean, all in order to "get the shot". I specialize in field production, and just wrapped up a film about a remote island in the Caribbean and their efforts to conserve their most important natural treasures: their coral reefs.

I strive to find and tell meaningful stories that shed light on environmental and wildlife issues, and I hope that my films will inspire audiences to take action. I received my B.A. in Biology from the University of Iowa and my M.F.A. in Film and Electronic Media from American University. 

I look forward to collaborating with you and sharing important stories with the world!

 

 

 

Deborah pardes
Pro

Shouting out to this amazing community: SEEKING Cameraperson who has time to hop on our docu-series tour starting tonight! July 21st NYC - through July 26th Maine - see ArrestingKnowledge.com/tour  This is a great opportunity. Our DP has to go back to LA for an emergency  - He'll be with us in NYC - but then we have 4 more dates. We're all volunteer but I personally cover transport (our SUV) room/board/ + 500 honorarium. Pls send info / website etc. Thank you!

David Pace
Pro

Hello Everyone, 

I'm excited to join this community and looking forward to learning from all of you and potentially collaborating in the future. I come from the world of scripted content and have worked on shows on TNT and directed multiple short films (mostly in the horror/sci-fi genre). Recently I decided to venture into the world of documentaries as I wanted to get back into actual filmmaking after mostly working in television writer's room.

I'm currently working on a project (in the research, pre-production phase) for a doc company that will target American audiences and help clarify some of the myths and misconceptions about healthcare systems in Canada and Europe and try to examine the real successes and struggles that some of these systems face. Hopefully this film can help inform our discussion on healthcare reform in this country which has clearly become a contentious issue. 

Because this film will mostly focus on other countries, I am especially eager to connect with any fellow members from Canada, England and continental Europe who might have advice on international crews, contacts, researchers, etc...

I received my MFA from the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC and my BA in Politics from Princeton. I currently divide my time between Los Angeles, NY and my home state of Florida. 

Please, feel free to contact me. Happy to be here!

 


Join this discussion now. You need to log in or register for free if you want to post.