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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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Kyle Olson
Pro

Fellow Storytellers,

My name is Kyle Olson and I heard about this site from a friend of mine.  I've been working in reality television for almost a decade.  When I'm not working on the next great reality show (past credits include AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL, DANCING WITH THE STARS, and NAKED AND AFRAID), I am passionate about telling stories thru documentaries that I produce.

I just wrapped production on my 2nd documentary, THE LAST SIGNAL, which is a film that documents two World War II Veterans reuniting for the first time in 70 years after their inaugural voyage on Navy ship LST-218. 

I am here on D-Word to make connections and learn more about the exciting world of documentaries!  I applied for Pro status and look forward to hopefully getting approved so I can join deeper conversations.  I am really looking for some mentors or people who I can pick brains with about their thoughts on festivals and distribution, as well as places to acquire finishing funds.  Thanks so much in advance.  It's a pleasure to be a part of this documentary community.  Please reach out and say hello!

Doug Block
Host

Welcome, Kyle. Good to have you here.

In reply to Ian Roberts's post on Wed 13 Apr 2016:

Well, you're a pro now, Ian :)  Good that you'll take a look around the site first.  But do hope you'll feel free to join the discussions, and not just ask a bunch of questions.

Kyle Olson
Pro

Any chance I'll be getting pro status approved? :) 

Doug Block
Host

Done.  So, why didn't you apply for Pro status in the first place?

Fabian Czernovsky
Pro

Hallo friends!
I am looking for an internship abroad in video editing division. But I am also open for several other works, like sound assistant, camera assistant, focus operator,...
I did already several jobs in this area and I want to keep on doing this in the future.
I am fascinated by telling stories. I worked in some documentary video projects but I want to go deeper into this field, because I am intrigued by its spontaneity and the possibility to experience and discover new things.
Please contact me if you are interested. I have all application documents if need be.

All the best,

Fabian

Fabian Czernovsky
Pro

In reply to Fabian Czernovsky's post on Thu 14 Apr 2016:

 PS:

At the moment I am studiing media technologies on a university of applied science. For this university I have to do the internship and I decided to do an internship abroad. I have to do my internship between mid-July 2016 and end-February 2017 and it has to last for at least 12 weeks. I have no special wishes in which country I want to go. I speak English and very little French

Best,

Fabian

Sebastian Alfie
Pro

Hi Everyone,

My name is Sebastian Alfie, I´m a producer and director based in Spain.

My last documentary (Gabor), about the blind DOP Gabor Bene had a nice life in festivals around the world.

Now I´m working on a new documentary about the opera "Der Kaiser von Atlantis", made in a concentration

camp during WWII and I´m searching for funding, specially in the USA.

All the best,

S

Matej Silecky
Pro

In reply to Summers Henderson's post on Tue 12 Apr 2016:

 Hi Summers! Thanks! It is a good start anyway. I just noticed you are from Oakland, so you are right "next door" to me. I'm looking forward to learning my way around this board - maybe we will meet too sometime.

Doug Block
Host

Fabian, Sebastian and Matej, a warm welcome to The D-Word to you all!

Patrick Murphy
Pro

Hello everybody. My name is Pat Murphy. I work mostly as an editor on documentary films, but I also have a film out in the festival circuit, which I'm hoping to get distributed down the line. I'm interested in learning more about distribution/funding/clearances, and also looking to connect to anybody looking to hire an editor. Thanks!

Doug Block
Host

Welcome, Pat.  First piece of D-advice for you:: when you have a film you're hoping to get distribution for remember to say its name whenever the opportunity arises :)

Arusha Baker
Pro

Hi. I'm here. I've been here lurking in the shadows and I did an intro but maybe it's been a while? not sure. I'm working on my doc you can check out at www.curefandocumentary.com.  Im excited and terrified. Broke and hopeful. I have a lot of questions.

Louise Carmichael
Fan

Global Witness is looking for its first-ever multi-media editor! You’ll get to work with brilliant campaigners and create compelling film, photography and audio content to help tackle corruption, human rights abuse and environmental destruction. If you are a great editor or producer, or know people that are, please apply / share http://bit.ly/1QnHNG2. Be quick it closes this Sunday!

Lev Deych
Pro

Hello, community. I am a tenured physics professor (seriously, 100+  published scientific papers), who is indulging his artsy side in the field of documentary film making. The topic, which I am interested in, are the people in the history of science and classical music. Currently I am trying to take off the ground my first feature documentary. 

David Mercer
Pro

Hi. I'm a video journalist based in Central America trying to make the move into documentaries. Feeling a bit isolated here in Guatemala so looking forward to bouncing ideas off of my compadres here at the d-word. 

Graeme Benson
Pro

Hi. My name is Graeme Benson. I am a freelance documentary filmmaker based in Sheffield, U.K. I am about to start making a film about the real ale industry in Sheffield. My idea is to tell the story of the industry and the people who work/ed in it. I'd love to hear any advice from shooters about how to develop this idea and angles to look at. I believe I have access to film the brewery process and am presently setting up interviews. I operate, as a single shooter/editor mostly because of financial restrictions. So if anybody out there in hyperspace would like to suggest ideas about getting the story, I'd be really pleased to hear from you. Thanks for reading my message.

Doug Block
Host

Welcome, David and Graeme.  

In reply to David Mercer's post on Wed 27 Apr 2016:

David, we've bumped you up to Pro status so that you'll have access to many more of the discussion topics here. Good luck with your transition into docs, and hopefully we'll be a really useful resource and support for you.  So you know, every documentary filmmaker feels isolated, even those living in New York City like myself, which is one of the reasons I founded The D-Word in the first place.  So, welcome to the club.

In reply to Graeme Benson's post on Thu 28 Apr 2016:

Graeme, good questions but this isn't the topic to ask them in.  This is really just to briefly introduce yourself.  We discourage double posting but in your case it's fine to ask again in the Works in Progress topic.

 

Graeme Benson
Pro

Hi - I'm a freelance filmmaker based in Sheffield, U.K. Great to discover the d.word as don't know a sausage in local area to bounce ideas off for filmmaking. Looking forward to discussing and exploring ideas about documentary filmmaking. Cheers, Graeme Benson

Sean Ender
Pro

Hello all, I recently relocated back to my native Colorado and took the leap into self-employment doing post-production. I spent the past five years in Boston primarily as a staff editor doing museum films. I edited films for clients such as the 9/11 Memorial, Gettysburg and The Mob Museum. I also do quite a bit of motion graphics and visual effects work. On the side, I've worked a lot as a freelance editor on TV shows, short films and web videos. The last TV series I edited was The Appraisers on Discovery Velocity which aired this past winter. I moved back to Colorado about a month ago and started EnderPost Inc. I'm an avid outdoorsman, love to fly fish, backpack and ski. I enjoy combining my love of the outdoors and adventure with my passion for editing and storytelling. Please feel free to check out some of my work on my website EnderPost.com. I look forward to getting more involved in this community, learning and sharing experiences with you all. And of course, feel free to reach out if you need an post-production guy!

Tanner Shinnick
Pro

Hi everyone! I was excited to find the community here. I'm a documentary filmmaker who just relocated to my roots in the South. I recently completed my first feature doc, Llama Nation, which won Best Documentary at the Omaha Film Festival and the Utah Film Awards. The film also just signed a global distribution deal  which we're really excited about. It will be having a worldwide release later this year. 

I'm looking forward to participating in the community and getting to know all of you via the interwebz. From the short time I've been here I've seen lots of valuable information that I look forward to taking into my next doc. 

Feel free to check out my work at tannershinnick.com and I've also posted a trailer to my film below. 

 


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