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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.

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.

Niam Itani
Host

In reply to Amir Ghonim's post on Fri 10 Jul 2015:

 Ahlan wa Sahlan!

I should mention that Amir is a very good friend of mine and he definitely qualifies as a Pro and is definitely very qualified to work with all filmmakers in LA.

Amir, you can check the Professional Classifieds and the Public Classifieds topics for opportunities almost daily.

Welcome to The D-Word!

Sarah Bellingham
Pro

Hi, D-Word friends! 
I've been working as an AP, researcher, and assistant editor for the past couple years, and I'm embarking on my MS in documentary journalism at Columbia in a few weeks. I'm especially interested creating films that explore human rights issues, political protests, and intercultural understanding. I'm sure I'll be asking plenty of questions here this coming year!
Thanks so much to Doug for introducing me to this great community--I'm excited to have access to such a valuable resource! 
Sarah

Timothy Wheeler
Pro

Hello Everyone, 

I know many of you in this great community and I'm looking forward to get to know more of you.  I have no idea what has taken me so long to sign-up.  I am in LA county but just moved from Venice to Claremont.  Hit me up if you are in my new hood.  Also, odd question, but any of you out there birders?  I have some interesting opportunities for filmmakers to join our Fall theatrical campaign of our most recent film, Poached, which will be released in the US and UK.   

cheers,

Tim

Joseph Pedalino Jr
Pro

I'm a well seasoned DP with well over two decades of experience in docs, sports, corporate, broadcast, web, you name it. I've also worked as a coordinator, producer, gaffer, sound tech and accountant, all industry related. Always looking for new and interesting, preferably paid, opportunities... ;-) I am in the NY,CT,NJ area and can be reached at joecam147atgmail.com

Kaylynn Sims
Fan

Hello, 

 

 

My name is Kaylynn Sims. I am a 19 year old film enthusiast, mostly documentaries, and I have joined the community to become more educated about flims and the documentary filmmaking process. 

I currently have a documentary project that I am in the very beginnning stages of making. 

Although it may seem to be a bit adolscent, I am making a documentary on my mother. Who was a teenaged drug dealer who had a child at 16. She has overcome many obstacles, and still struggles to this day to make things work. My mother is currently middle-aged and still has to hustle to make ends meet around the house. I believe that her ambition and her strife should be shared with the world.

The title of the film is called 37 Flamingoes, and I am still trying to learn about the very basics of filmmaking. I have taken a few online courses for beginnner things such as vocab and which cameras and equiptment to buy, but I would like other general advice, and it would be great to hear from anyone who would be interested in viewing the film. Just to make sure that this is something that people would actually enjoy watching. 

Thanks,

 

Kaylynn 

John Burgan
Host

If you haven't seen it already Jonathan Caouette's Tarnation is an inspiration ... although (a) the expensive music rights made up most of the budget and (b) hopefully your film will not take so long to complete! Best of luck!

Ben Dransfield
Fan

Hi everyone,

A huge doc fan here.  Am also a professional composer.  I write music specifically for docs.  Feel free to take a look/listen =)

http://documentarytracks.com

Look forward to digging into all the wonderful resources here!

ellie bernstein
Pro

In reply to Doug Block's post on Thu 20 Mar 2014:

 Hi DOug, I just saw the post about hans but I dont know what his last name is or how to find him-also I need a little help dont know the best wasy to look for a producer for a film on a NYC cult-

Doug Block
Host

Ellie, in your initial post you linked to: In reply to Hans Bosscher's post on Tue 20 Oct 2009

So, his last name, one would assume, is Bosscher.  Simply click on the People link in the left column and type in his name.  I'll make it easy for you, though, and do it myself.  It pulls up his profile: http://www.d-word.com/people/hansbosscher

Click and... voila!

Alina Taalman
Pro

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to give a quick introduction. I am primarily an editor, which is where I first found my passion with documentary work. I spent several years in New York working as an assistant editor, mainly on Frontline/PBS/HBO projects, and then moved to northern California where I edited a 5-part series for California state and national parks.

More recently, I graduated from the Experimental and Documentary Arts MFA program at Duke. I'm just sending my first film, "Quiet Title," out to festivals now. The short film deals with my family's experience of time, memory and premonition, while living in a haunted house.

I'm looking forward to being part of the larger doc community, and figuring out what comes next. (Doug Block - thanks for visiting our program and letting me know about the D-Word!)

Matthew Keim
Pro

Hello,

I am a composer and handler of all things audio who has just moved to NYC.  I've been searching for work and ran into someone who worked in documentary film-making and mentioned I should look into documentary films.  I've worked as a composer and producer in the production of feature-length independent films at Lipke Productions, and I've recently graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Music Technology and Composition.

I can't wait to learn from and meet people here at D-Word.

Doug Block
Host

I've been doing some intensive shooting for a while, so missed greeting many new applicants - a warm welcome to The D-Word to you all!

Alina, good to see you've joined up, at last, and much congrats on getting thru the Duke program.  They've prepared you well.

Ben Stallard
Pro

Hello Everyone, I wanted to introduce myself as a new member. I have a passion for docs, especially with a military angle and even more so  docs that recount personal stories either historical or present day.  Although I am new to the process of Doc making, I am about to embark on a long held dream and try to get my project off the ground. To kickstart things I am about to attend a short course at National Film and TV school in Beaconsfield, UK https://nfts.co.uk/?gclid=CLvmh7r488YCFfMZtAodLGME1g

I have a background in VFX post Production, currently as Head of Production at The Mill and previously as Producer at The Moving PIcture Company. Although an experienced Producer, I want to try to partner with an experienced Documentary Director/DoP to , so I am interested in understanding more about how to go about finding a suitable partner in this particular genre.

Looking forward to meeting some new and interesting people!

Ben

 

Benjamin Abrams
Pro

Hello D-Word folks,

Glad to be joining this forum as a new member!  I am a documentary editor and emerging filmmaker.  I've just finished directing my first long form project, "The Beauty That I Saw" which I am submitting to festivals and am finishing a number of shorts that I hope to release soon.  I'm interested in collaborating with new people and especially in editing long and short form docs.  Please feel free to reach out if you're looking for an editor!

Thanks,

Ben Abrams

 

Kevin Jones
Pro

Hello to the D-Word... My name is Kevin Jones and I'm a documentary editor with over 14 years of experience. 

My editing credentials include the Emmy Award winning A Lion in the House, which premiered at Sundance before airing nationally on PBS; and Burn, the audience award winner at the Tribeca Film Festival. Recently, I've been Editing/Associate Producing the upcoming Life After Life. I’ve also edited short pieces, such as, trailers, 30-minute television shows, and promos. You can learn more about me here, (www.kingjones9000.com).

I'm thrilled to be joining the D-Word community.  

Doug Block
Host

Welcome, Kevin.  A Lion in the House is an amazing film, one of the most powerful docs I've ever seen.  Great to have you here with us.

ellie bernstein
Pro

Hi I am an expereinced doc filmmaker need a GREAT producer can pay must advocate for my films. Need TV distribution and international. Must have a great track record.

www.elliebernstein.com

 

Doug Block
Host

Ellie, you've already introduced yourself.  Your post belongs in the Classifieds topic.


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