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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.

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Tom Dziedzic
Pro

Hi Nick, You might check out Docs In Progress based in Silver Spring, MD. Erica Ginsberg, the Executive Director, is a regular on D-Word. Docs In Progress is a great meeting place for a variety of doc events and provides many resources for the doc filmmaker in the DC area.

http://www.docsinprogress.org/

Ben Kempas
Pro

A big welcome to Jennifer, Nick, and Jeanie, and a very special welcome to our first member in Cameroon, James!!!

So who else is lurking out there?

Joseph Chastain
Fan

Hello,

My name is Joseph Chastain. I recently received fiscal sponsorship to create a documentary on Self-injury. I have a bachelor's of arts in film and television from Columbia College Hollywood in Tarzana, Ca.

Ben Kempas
Pro

Welcome to The D-Word, Joseph. Interesting subject. Are we getting to witness......?

Michael Kershner
Pro

Hello everyone, I am a cameraman based in Los Angeles, but am trying to make the move into the documentary world. I am in the middle of working on my first documentary about my great grandfather. You can check it out at DustofEurope.com. I am very excited to be in a community with so many other enthusiastic film-makers.

Doug Block
Host

Great to have you here, Michael. Welcome, as well, to Joseph, James, Nick and Jennifer. Always nice to have an influx of fresh blood ;-)

Ben Kempas
Pro

You don't want to talk of fresh blood when we're discussing self-injury...

Welcome Michael. Interesting story. Also good to see that Kickstarter seems to have kickstarted you well!

Mark Rattelle
Pro

Hello everyone, my name is Mark Rattelle and I am a Documentary Theory and Production MFA student at Hofstra University and I am currently working on my thesis film called "The Indies." The film is about Independent Professional Wrestlers and the world of independent Wrestling.

I am based in NY and I am very excited to be a part of this community. I look forward to chatting with all of you about the film genre we love!

Liam Leahy
Pro

Hey folks. I am saying "hello", and on here looking for advice for fixers in DRC. I'm beginning a doc there in 4-6 weeks time. Thanks for any help...

John Burgan
Host

What's the project, Liam? D-Worder Carlo Ontal is based in that part of the world.

Doug Block
Host

Welcome, Mark. I'll be out at Hofstra tomorrow night to show my film THE KIDS GROW UP and do a Q&A (well, technically tonight). Hope to see you there.

Liam Leahy
Pro

It will be a film on the upcoming election, John. Thanks for the referral!

Jo-Anne Velin
Pro

Perhaps google Monique Mbeka Phoba- she is based in Brussels often, but has been mentoring film students in Kinshasa. She may help you. She directed the film Entre la coupe et l'élection.

Aaron Porteous
Pro

Hi everyone, I'm a videographer entering the Documentary Film world. Currently working on a documentary about religion and atheism in Toronto. Looking for tips and tricks to become successful in this industry. :)

Christa Majoras
Pro

Hello all. I am very excited to be introducing myself to such a great group of filmmakers. I recently moved to New York and have been working freelance, camera and editing. Additionally, I am in pre-production on my first feature length film about an community of electronic musicians in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am looking forward to gaining advice, interesting discussion, and collaboration through the d-word!

Doug Block
Host

Welcome, Christa (Aaron, too). Nice to have you joining us here.

Tara Watney
Pro

Hi, I last logged on a few years ago.... sorry for disappearing! I have managed to escape the clutches of the big city of London and escape to Africa where I plan to concentrate on making some documentaries..... so thought it was time I said hello again!
If anyone out there is based in West Africa or is interested in collaborating on a project in this part of the world... then I'd love to speak to you.

John Burgan
Host

Hey Tara – I think we met at the Sheffield DocFest in 2007 – welcome back to The D-Word. Interesting time to be in North Africa...

Doug Block
Host

Welcome back, Tara. Great to get an update and hope you'll come back often (virtually, at least).

Tara Watney
Pro

Yes we did meet at Sheffield. Hello! It is an interesting time to be here.... not too much happening in Morocco though... although during a protest on Sunday the shop Zara got smashed up. However yesterday all the streets were lined with people welcoming the king back to the city.... so I think they like him. Although you never know for how long! Thanks for the welcome back.

Rick Janzen
Pro

Hello, my name is Rick Janzen and I've recently have started making Documentaries. I have two in the early stages of production at this time. I've been involved in the film business since 1987 as a scenic artist and sign painter, but decided to start shooting my own stuff two years ago. After spending countless hours learning to use my camera and editing system (not to mention spending a small fortune), I decided on a couple of projects. I have always thought the best way to learn a craft is to surround yourself with people who know what their doing. I know the road to discovery is going to have a lot of potholes and curves, but that's what makes it so interesting. I look forward to being part of the community and learning from your experience.

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