My name's Viktor but I use my middle name (Zion) in forum. But i'm
happy with people addressing me by either one - it happens in my Real
Life all the time.
I live in New Zealand, in the South Pacific. I'm new to documentary
as I specialise mainly in broadcast television news and current
I currently work for a large TV broadcaster, helping produce and
direct a weekly 59 minute live multi-cam studio current
affairs/magazine programme. (Boy that was a long description!!). The
programme focuses on stories from the Maori community of New Zealand.
What's Maori? Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand. I'm
Maori myself and within the company I work for we have our own Maori
programmes production unit.
I've always liked documentaries, ever since I saw Trinh Minh Ha's
work. I'm planning to begin developing proposals for documentaries
shortly, to be made via the department I work for. I suppose it's a
little like a workshop/lab here because it affords us the opportunity
to experiment, make mistakes, work through concepts etc.
Still though, lots more to learn, especially from other parts of the
world. Looking forward to reading people's thoughts here.