Welcome, David. 10 productions slated for 2015-16? I think I'll stop whining now about how busy I am.
Thanks, Doug! Glad to part of The D-Word!
Print journalist making the transition to film, looking for a primer on equipment -- something written for someone who is just starting out, doesn't assume I know anything.
Hello Folks, I'm am and have been working alone for many years out in far away places. As such, I no longer have access to well informed people who can help my with difficult and sensitive questions that occasionally come up. I'm curious to know what you folks do when you have important and often sensitive questions that you require help with but you do not want your identity disclosed in a forum like this? I can understand the importance of a forum where people use their real names, but how do you folks get help on topics that you don't want your identity disclosed but the group demands it?
Apart from the few public Topics, all the D-Word Member Topics are private - i.e. not open for the general public or Google, so you don't need to worry about posting anything sensitive.
Having said that, all D-Word members accept that this is a "real name" community which is why no pseudonyms / initials are allowed - that's the deal, so it's ultimately your call
Hi my name is Andrew Eby and came on here to see if there was a film crew willing to do a documentary on me challenging the president Obama to an interview and the whole process that unfolds. I have made banners and got one professionally done and will begin my journey in the next month or two. If I can't find any that would like to I will try and document as much as I can from my phone. Would also like pointers in every area from a professional. The world and the American people need some answers from our leaders. I am doing this for the people, by the people. Thanks for your time and hope to get in touch with someone. I have also contacted Fredrik Gertten today and waiting for response.
My name is Jonathan Craig, I am a TV & documentary producer out of Los Angeles. Most recently I've produced for Top Chef for Bravo, Lockup for MSNBC, and Project Greenlight for HBO. I'm excited to poke around the professional section of this board, learn from my colleagues, and lend a helping hand wherever possible.
In reply to Jonathan Craig's post on Tue 22 Sep 2015 (http://d-word.com/topics/97?post=329824):
Would you like to do a documentary on how to challenge a president to an interview??
Hi all, I'm Santtu Määttänen. Currently in middle of two transitions. One from a position in event / tourism / art producers position towards documentary film producers post. As well as from still photography to videography. First has been easier ride, budgets are budgets everywhere and fund applications are similar, writing contracts is similar, pretty much all production wise is "similar" but totally different :) My transition as an artist (photographer) to videography is much more difficult ride. One I'm taking heads on with tons of vigor. I'm keen on both learning as well as providing help to others where I can.
In reply to Daire Collins's post on Wed 29 Apr 2015:
I'm actually going to be visiting Ireland for the first time in late February. For when you have time, would you mind sending me a few recommendations of things to do (hiking), sights to see, and places to eat/drink. My boyfriend and I plan to be visit the island in a week.
Jess, this topic is for Introductions and it's hard to know if Daire would check in here so many months after first introducing himself. But since you are both Pros, you have access to many more topics, including one called "Travels and Adventures" so this might be a question to post there where you may also get some other recommendations.
Which is probably a good reminder for those of you who have professional experience in the documentary world to make sure you have completed your bios and requested pro access.
Welcome everyone, fans and pros alike!
In reply to Doug Block's post on Fri 25 Sep 2015:
I did, but I will re-apply!
Don't know why we never saw it. But since you did, I'll just register you manually. Congrats, you're now officially a doc pro :)
Hi there new community of friends. My name is Chris Morriss-Roberts, am basically a podiatrist and academic that's just finishing film school doing an MA in documentary film. Now trying to get a foot in the door and find some production and development work. It's not easy and total change of ethos than j am used to.
I love my new found career, and feel like after much study and diligence I have found something I love to do. Now to crack on with my career.I think I am pretty nifty at editing. Am totally and ideas man, love thrashing out unique ideas (Google podolinguistics if you want to get a flavour of me). I would probably say I have a style of documentary that mixes observational and portrait.
Tips, advice and foot in the doors welcome. Hit me up.
I'm Victor. I'm not new in this community, I've been visiting this site every day for some time. I'd like to introduce a new site that we've been working on. www.guidedoc.tv We like to say that is like Imdb but only for documentaries. :-) I hope you like it!
(I do not know if this is the best place to make this announcement . If it is not , you tell me.)
In reply to Doug Block's post on Fri 25 Sep 2015:
What is your procedure with registering professional status? Just asking since I applied some time ago but never got any reply (like rejection, or approval). Simply wondering :)
Santtu, the hosts look over every registration that comes in for Professional membership and the only ones we reject are those who clearly don't qualify as documentary professionals (usually students), and even then we're happy to have them as Fans. Sometimes people think they've registered for Pro status but haven't fully completed the form. Most days I'll look over the list of Fan registrations and check each one out individually to see if I can upgrade someone who clearly qualifies but didn't submit a Pro registration for whatever reason. You obviously qualify, so I just manually upgraded you. Welcome aboard.
In reply to Víctor Correal's post on Mon 28 Sep 2015:
Welcome to The D-Word, Victor, and glad you're finding it useful. Your announcement could theoretically go in a number of topics but you can't go wrong with Shameless Self Promotion. Best of luck with the site.
Hi Everyone, I'm new on D-Word :)
My name is Ben Arend Reisman, I'm a film maker from The Netherlands. I love football (soccer), playing my guitar and, of course, making film :)
I'm the director & producer of The Dwarf in China. It's my first documentary but certainly not my last!
I'm especially interested in making films about the differences and commonalities of cultures & religions, since I believe we should celebrate our differences and at the same time emphasize our common humanity. Hope that doesn't sound too woolly :)
Anyway, that's me. You could check my website if you'd like to know moire: http://www.benarendreisman.com/
All the best!
Great to have you here with us, Ben. Welcome.
In reply to Doug Block's post on Mon 28 Sep 2015:
Thanks Doug! :-)
Hey, gang. I joined on the recommendation of Robert Rooy, for whom I did a bit of camera work for his upcoming ITVS project, "Deej". I'm also doing a monthly video for a technology publication and some pro-bono work. It's mostly all solo stuff, and I'm itching to be part of a larger team on a project.
I look forward to discussions here!
Welcome, Tom, and thanks for your patience with the registration glitch.