the worldwide community of documentary professionals
You are not signed in.
Log in or Register

Introduce Yourself: Sign In Here First

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.

John Burgan
Fri 11 Jul 2014Link

Know all about the perpetual moving, Steve. Hope that The D-Word becomes a place you feel a virtual sense of home.

People should check out Steve's short 2005 film Planespotting


Jillian Corsie
Fri 11 Jul 2014Link

Hello! I've been on the d-word for a little while now but I'm still learning about the site! I am just finishing up my first feature-documentary Trichster (trichster.com). My team and I are all first-time filmmakers so it's been an incredible learning process while shooting over the past three years. We're currently trying to map out our festival strategy and figure out which festivals are worth waiting for as well as what is realistic for us. There's no manual! Looking forward to e-meeting you all!
Jillian


Bill Jackson
Fri 11 Jul 2014Link

Great to see you here, Jillian. Looking forward to seeing Trichster.


Khadijah White
Fri 11 Jul 2014Link

Hi, my name is Khadijah White – I'm a professor in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University and a former Assistant Producer at NOW on PBS. I'm finally investing in my own one-man band equipment and would really love some advice on what best professional gear (camera included) to buy on a budget of about 5K. Thanks for any help, glad to be onboard!


John Burgan
Fri 11 Jul 2014Link

Welcome to The D-Word, Khadijah – amongst other topics, as a film teacher you might enjoy looking around Teaching Docs


Khadijah White
Fri 11 Jul 2014Link

In reply to John Burgan's post on Fri 11 Jul 2014 :

Excellent! Thanks!!


Niam Itani
Fri 11 Jul 2014Link

Welcome on board, Steven, Jillian and Khadijah.


Steven Horner
Sat 12 Jul 2014Link

Thank you John and Niam


Doug Block
Sat 12 Jul 2014Link

Ditto Niam's welcome to Steven, Jillian and Khadijah.

Jillian, there's no reason you shouldn't aim high. I think there's still time to apply to Toronto. And if that doesn't work out, there's always this little festival in Utah. Keep forgetting its name.


Khadijah White
Wed 16 Jul 2014Link

Thanks!!


Rachid Moutiq
Sun 20 Jul 2014Link

Hi folks! I'm producing and directing my first documentary called Jesus of San Fernando! I'm a Cardiff Uni graduate with an MA in International Journalism and I hope to get a career working docs.

I'm crowdfunding to gain funds for post production on IndieGoGo


udy epstein
Wed 23 Jul 2014Link

udy from LA (7th Art Releasing), producer and distributor. touching base with the community...
now producing "Wrestling Alligators" (in post).

thanks !


Greg Smith
6 days agoLink

Hi, I'm Greg Smith. I am an audio post production guy and composer. I've been editing and mixing sound for documentaries for many years. I can't believe it took me so long to get here. (to this site)


Doug Block
6 days agoLink

A warm welcome to Rachid and Udy, who I've known forever, it seems. And to Greg, especially, who has done post mixing on my last 3 films and finally found his way here.


Diana Whitten
6 days agoLink

Hi all,
I'm a director/producer with my first feature, Vessel, currently in festivals. Navigating distribution, happily meeting other filmmakers, on a steep learning curve, exploring what's next. It was great to meet a bunch of D-worders at Sheffield, and I'm excited to be connected to you all!


Doug Block
6 days agoLink

Hey, my amazing Sheffield dance partner emerges! Welcome aboard the good ship, D-Word, or good vessel, in your case. Poke your nose around the various topics (starting with Marketing & Distribution, perhaps) and leap right into the discussions.


Dava Whisenant
6 days agoLink

In reply to Diana Whitten's post on Thu 24 Jul 2014 :

Welcome, Diana! And congratulations on your success with the film! I've been following it through Mitchell's facebook page. Can't wait to see it!


Matt Cook
3 days agoLink

Hi All. Im just stepping forward with my first documentary (as yet untitled) the film will be following myself and a friend through our research and investigation into Wild Big Cats in the uk. Im self funding it by filming weddings and other events which is going well. I am keen to make a film that id want to see as other films on this subject are just sensationalised and a little crude, this film will follow us over the next few years, I have various interviews arranged and will be filming our research in the field. Im just realising what a massive undertaking it will all be, every thing from organising and storing my footage to what filming styles to use and everything in between, but im enthused and excited, and hopefully will learn a lot from this forum. Any tips for a complete newbie would be great ;)


Doug Block
3 days agoLink

Here's the first tip, Matt. Apply for Professional status here and you'll have access to all 50 discussion topics. Then read through them a bit and be judicious about asking questions, particularly very general questions.

Welcome aboard.


Scott McElroy
3 days agoLink

Hi All,
I'm an editor based in Boulder, CO. I edited a feature-length called High Ground and numerous shorts. I can't wait to jump into some conversations and learn from all the experienced people here. I'm glad to be here!


Gail Mallimson
2 days agoLink

Hi Everyone:
My name is Gail Mallimson and I'm a documentary editor and producer from San Francisco. My current project (in fine cut stage) is called The Edge of the Wild. Please check out our website www.TheEdgeoftheWild.com! Looking forward to connecting.
Gail


Jamal El-Amin
2 days agoLink

Hey D-Worders,

My name is Jamal and I am a documentary editor from Burbank, CA. If you need some assistance I'm available. Here's my reel: http://www.lamaj2009.wix.com/groundlessmedia

Best,
Jamal

Edited 2 days ago by Jamal El-Amin

Doug Block
1 day agoLink

Welcome to The D-Word, Scott, Gail and Jamal. FYI, no need to sign your names after your posts, they're put up automatically at the top.


Jason Perdue
1 day agoLink

In reply to Gail Mallimson's post on Mon 28 Jul 2014 :

Hi Gail. Nice to see you here after meeting at the houseboat party. Jump right into the conversations.


Doug Block
1 day agoLink

And doesn't hurt to give us a photo of yourself so we know who we're talking to.


Join this discussion now. You need to log in or register if you want to post.