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Help, Suggestions, Future of The D-Word

Difficulties with The D-Word? If you can't find the right answers on our Help page, please post in this topic. Ideas for future D-Word releases or projects can be posted here as well.

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Erica Ginsberg
Sat 2 Jan 2010Link

Nothing apparent when I scroll down. I'm going to e-mail you a screenshot.

Peter Gerard
Sat 16 Jan 2010Link

The maximum number of profile pictures is 6. This limit was added a few months ago, so you may have more than the maximum if you added them before the limit was introduced. You'll need to delete all but 5 of your photos before you can upload again.

Erica Ginsberg
Sat 16 Jan 2010Link

Aha, that must be it.

David Herman
Sat 16 Jan 2010Link

Mr Gerard, glad to see you alive and well. Waiting dearly to see a pic or two of the d-word crowd waiting for the free ride in Amsterdam etc.

Ben Kempas
Tue 19 Jan 2010Link

Oh, I've got a few pics of that... You'll have to wait for a few months though before I can post them... Remind me.

Peter Gerard
Wed 20 Jan 2010Link

Will try to scan some this week.. I just got the film developed... maybe I can get mine up before Ben gets back from the boat!

Hashin Hassan
Thu 21 Jan 2010Link

(excuse me if this is not the right page for posting this message)

Hi my name is Hashim. I study Video production in Leicester, UK. I would appreciate it if any professionals could give answers to my questions regarding new media technology and documentary film industry. It's for my current assignment.

How many years of experience do have in filmmaking?

Have you experienced the shift from analogue to digital? If so, what has changed in your work routine? How different do you work now?

What equipment do you use (currently)?

Do you choose equipment that you are comfortable with and meet the standards of broadcast? Or are they determined by the nature of the documentary you are making?

Do you feel it is necessary to be constantly aware of new technology or do you think that current standards are sufficient for you?

As a filmmaker, do you set yourself moral principals? Do you have lines drawn? Are there projects that conflict your principals and how do you deal with them?

Do you set yourself new goals and new standards every time? How do you move up-market?

John Burgan
Thu 21 Jan 2010Link

No, it's not the right place, Hashin; as it says at the top of this page, this Topic is for queries about the D-Word itself. Your post would be better suited to the Mentoring Room .

Having said that, D-Word Members are working professionals and the majority are freelancers at that, so given the extremely broad nature of your survey (you could write a whole book on Q6 alone!) it's asking quite a lot of busy people to sit down and fill in a questionnaire like this. Practically, you may get a bit more feedback if you can get people on the phone for a few minutes.

Finally, it would be good to know a bit more about your background and what your own interest is in all of this; The D-Word operates as a community of filmmakers, so there has to be a bit of give and take.

PS Note on spelling: Q6 should be "principles" not "principals".

Edited Thu 21 Jan 2010 by John Burgan

Hashin Hassan
Thu 21 Jan 2010Link

Thanks for your feedback. I'll try and keep the questions down.

James Longley
Sat 23 Jan 2010Link

Whenever there is a routine update to the site, I'd like to put in a vote for moving the
"Back to Topics" button at a slightly greater distance away from the
"Hide 'This Topic' From Now On" button at the bottom of the page.

It's very easy to unintentionally hide topics when all you wanted to do was go back to the Topics page. Especially when using D-word on a hand-held device like an iPhone where it can be easy to click the wrong link. I wind up periodically going into my settings page to Un-hide all the missing topics. I know it sounds silly – but I also know I'm not the only one having this [minor design] issue.

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