Welcome back to D-Word, Jessica and welcome to DC. We have a very vibrant doc community. Check out WIFV, TIVA, and, of course Docs In Progress (I'm not impartial about the last one).
just wanted to say 'Hi, everyone' while trying to figure this whole site out :) is there a manual or sth?
28 y old with a masters degree in journalism. self tought in filmmaking (camera, editing, gear&tech), worked as editor, camera, tech support & associate producer in documentaries; directed one of my own, currently assisting Boris Mitić on his whistle-blowing documentary 'In Praise of Nothing'.
Welcome, Vedran. Not a manual as such, but check out the Help link on the left hand side of the screen and you'll find out all you need to know to get started.
Wow, an impressive website. I'm glad to join such an international community. Beyond what's written on my profile: I live in Long Beach, which is part of Los Angeles' County. Having lived three decades in Southern California, two decades in Israel, grown up in Argentina and lived seven years in Rome, I can relate to colleagues in different cultures. For a start up: I just came back from a five-month trip to Israel, where I shot and edited seven docs. Two will be premiered in L.A. on October 24. Since you are not likely to come (I assume) you can watch the trailer and the docs: The City that Never Sleeps and Jerusalem Journal If you are in L.A., get in touch. All best to all, Rick.
Welcome aboard, Rick. Shot and edited 7 docs in 5 months, did you? Please tell me they're each a minute long so I'll feel better about my own output during that time.
Hello all. I'm a documentary filmmaker based in NYC. I just recently released a web series titled ṢOJU, which was shot in Botswana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone and explores youth culture on the continent of Africa. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG8OJ2oNKQafgNxdy-FAgcA. Find out more about my work at www.sojuafrica.com/about. I love documentary film, and am always interested in finding new stories and meeting like-minded individuals. Feel free to reach out and say hi :)
Greetings fellow documentarians, I would like to think that I need no introduction, alas that's just wishful thinking. After four and a half long, arduous and wonderful years, my documentary project: Double Dummy, is close to being finished. I have been telling myself, probably mistakenly, that life will be SO much better when this is the case. True?? Anyway, this forum seems like the next logical step for me as I aim to get our film in front of the audience for which it is intended.
Greetings and welcome to The D-Word, John. Not true. However, as you might realize upon reading our special distribution topic this week, once you're done you'll only be half finished :)
Hello folks, I am honored to be accepted as a professional in this group. I look forward to participating by asking for feedback and advice on projects, as well as offering to other filmmakers my support, advice and whatever else I can do to be helpful, for directors who have vision, and a commitment to delve beneath the surface of the most important issues our world faces. In the past year I have filmed in the US, Africa, and Asia, on my own projects and for wonderful independent filmmakers.
I just got back from serving as a DP in the Arizona desert for an excellent documentary filmmaker covering issues within the Native American community. For other filmmakers, I serve as a DP in New York and beyond, on both documentaries and narrative work. As a DP I am an odd one, because I am skilled in both visual and audio aspects of production. Some of my stuff is on http://credibilitymedia.com.
Welcome, Steven. Great to have you here with us.
This is Cleophas, from Kenya... I do video production but am much interested in learning how to make documentaries and short films to empower my community. i am looking forward to have a website with documentaries and short films addressing issues in our community. I am here to learn and connect. God bless
I am a Sound Recordist.
Story itself and storytelling, interests me because it has changed me a lot.
Lately, I have started documenting stories from grassroots, of women empowerment, of grassroots governance, of relationships, of community engagement, of media creation by grassroots people and many more....
I feel, there is so much to learn and I am learning to hear a story, get moved or motivated or inspired, document the story and share them with others, hoping to contribute in bettering things around.
In reply to Mattijs van de Port's post on Tue 4 Oct 2016:
That's a beautiful trailer. https://vimeo.com/174739149
Muyelele and Ranjeet, a warm welcome to The D-Word! Great to have you adding to our extensive global community of doc filmmakers. Feel free to leap right in to the discussion topics here.
I am a former video editor who is now getting a master's degree in Library Science and Information. My end dream goal would be to work in a film archive or stock footage house to provide you all with the elements needed to make your docs pop.
Right now I am just here doing research for a paper about "documentary filmmakers as an information community.
In reply to Doug Block's post on Tue 18 Oct 2016:
Thanks Doug.. Looking forward to learn from the the team
In reply to judith gruber's post on Tue 18 Oct 2016:
Hey Judith, if need any help let me know.. i might share some information from this side of the world.
Hello all, my name is Katherine. It is really nice to read about all of the interesting projects everyone has going on here. I am a producer for Spark Media in Washington, DC, a company specializing in documentaries and outreach initiatives that strive to inform and inspire audiences through storytelling. Our latest documentary First Lady of the Revolution traces the story of 98-year-old Southern Belle & former First Lady of Costa Rica in the 1940's. Before my work with Spark Media, I attended George Washington University's graduate program in Documentary Filmmaking and spent some years in New York working on a documentary entitled The Zen of Bennett. Excited to learn from the community here!
Welcome to The D-Word, Katherine. It would be great if you could upload a photo to your member profile. It's not just you, it's a reminder to all members who haven't gotten around to it yet.
Hello! I'm impressed with the treasure trove of documentary filmmakers here. Each one of you are special in that you are making your passion via images, sound and etc. I've made a few documentary films. "The Sand Creek Massacre", my most poignant film as far as I'm concerned has won 3 best film film festival awards along with the Golden Drover Award for Best Native American Film at the Trail Dance Film Festival as well as having been cataloged into the Smithsonian. Films Media Group is distributing it. I also just finished writing a middle grade novel titled "The Real Ghost." It is about a boy who sets out to prove that he is telling the truth after he sees Babe Ruth and no one in town will believe. Catch a glimpse of "The Sand Creek Massacre" here. Take care and keep up your good work!
Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC
The Zen of Writing
Welcome Donald, good to see what you have been doing. For future reference, note that it is not necessary to "sign" your posts as all the information you have included is immediately available to every member when they click on your profile, and your name is automatically above every post.
I'm a documentary film producer out of San Diego, Ca. Looking forward to learning more about this website.
In reply to John Burgan's post on Thu 20 Oct 2016:
Thanks, John. I do have that awareness.
Hi D-Word-ers, A friend told me about this forum. I am a first time film maker , learning as I go and making all the possible mistakes. The project I am working on is described here marciamarcusmovie .com . I look forward to connecting and learning from you all.
Hi all – I learned about the D-Word via the IDA conference a few weeks ago, and wanted to make sure to check it out. I'm currently working on a documentary about the intersection of immigrant rights and disability rights. Looking forward to learning from this community.