Thank you Niam! Nice to meet you!
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In reply to Niam Itani's post on Sat 18 Jan 2014 :
My name is Clay Bloodworth, I am 15 year old filmmaker with an award winning short film called "Gulf Breeze: Small Town, Big Hearts" already under my belt! Nice to meet you all!
Link to my film – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miE0045SD2k
In reply to Clay Bloodworth's post on Mon 27 Jan 2014 :
Nice to have young blood here, but better to have some really young blood. Welcome to The D-Word, Clay.
Greetings, I'm a recent graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee and currently residing in Chicago. If anyone is looking PAs in the Milwaukee-Chicago area let me know! vic.r.jac[at]gmail[dot]com.
Here's my vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/user5922636
Victor! How wonderful to see you here. I can vouch for Victor's professionalism, drive, talent and skills. Hire him, you will not be disappointed.
Thanks Danielle! My classmates and I agree that your doc production class was one of the most valuable.
In reply to Danielle Beverly's post on Tue 28 Jan 2014 :
Hello everyone! My name is Renzo Aneröd and I work as a filmmaker together with my wife Hanna Aneröd. Our film production company is Reality Film and we're based in Sweden (with the world as working field). We're glad to join this site were we can help each other making great films.
I've made 4 earlier documentaries that has been shown in television and in film festivals in Sweden and worldwide. These are:
I "don't wanna live this"
"Children of islam
"Under the dark sky of the nation"
"Patriot for life".
They can be seen as VOD on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/realityfilm/vod_pages
Now me and my wife are working on several new documentaries and we're filming in both Sweden, Thailand and USA. Closest is a trip to USA to film one of the world's biggest female bodybuilder (Swedish) and we're looking forward leaving freezing Sweden for a while.
Here is our website: http://realityfilm.org/
And our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reality-Film/142706225750724
Welcome, Renzo. Great to have you here with us at The D-Word. Please encourage Hanna to register, as well. Wishing you safe and successful travels!
Welcome, Renzo! I hope you get to enjoy some warmth in the US. Parts of it are also freezing around this time :)
Hello..my name is Nada Sahab an executive Producer in Dubai Television... I joined D Word just now hoping to enjoy it for sure... I am looking for a cameraman that would be available for a 3 days shoot in New York on 8, 9 and 10 of Feb. Skills required have to be related to fashion weeks, runways and filming interviews under stress and in a fast paced production...Any help?
Can't help out, I'm afraid, but do want to wish you a warm welcome to The D-Word, Nada. Please give a hug to my great friends Lina and Odile.
In reply to Nada Sahab's post on Thu 30 Jan 2014 :
Welcome, Nada! You may want to post this in the "Professional Classifieds" thread. More people read it.
Otherwise, you can always search our D-Word database for cinematographers in New York and contact them directly.
Hi! I'm Bruce Bowers, a documentary filmmaker located in North Carolina. I'm fairly new to this but have produced two films that have aired on PBS stations. THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY: A LONG & WINDING ROAD, actually has been aired more than 2,092 times on PBS stations. www.BlueRidgeDocumentary.com It won a nice national award.
My more recent film, WITHOUT PERFECT ANSWERS is about children in the broken foster care system. It probably will be distributed nationally in the spring – we'll see. www.withoutperfectanswers.com
Welcome, Bruce. Does this mean that Blue Ridge Parkway has been aired 2,093 times? Regardless, I think you've raised the bar for all of us. Glad to have you aboard.
In reply to Niam Itani's post on Thu 30 Jan 2014 :
Thank you Niam! Yes you are right some parts are cold. We will avoid the cold parts this time ;).
Hi, I'm a New Orleans-based doc filmmaker and DP with several years experience as a freelance shooter, editor, and filmmaker working on a wide range of topics from environmental issues here in the U.S., youth employment struggles in Europe, to the Israeli/ Palestinian conflict in the Middle East.
We've recently opened up shop in New Orleans (www.hardroadpictures.com), and are eager to meet fellow filmmakers, non-profits, and anyone with an interesting story to share.
Look forward to hearing about everyone's project here on the D-Word, thanks!
Stylish stuff, Ian. Looks like you've got a lot to share here. Welcome!
Hi, I'm a Los Angeles based editor, I've been cutting documentaries over the past 5 years and I'm looking for new opportunities. You can view some of my work at www.dodgiebloke-creative.com. Nice to meet this community.
Welcome to The D-Word, James. Have you applied for Professional status? As you'll see in the private topics, we have our own Doggie Bloke here.
Thanks Ben. Yes I have applied for Professional status, thanks for the advice.
And, voila! Here you are, James, a professional at last :)
A warm welcome to The D-Word.
Hello D-Word Folks,
My name is Arlie. I created/produced a live performance documentary music series for the web called 'Room 205'. A short 3-min highlights clip of our program lives here: http://vimeo.com/64678649
Yesterday a features-doc director contacted me asking if he can use a bit of our archival footage in his upcoming film on shoegazer bands. Very happy to do this. However, now looking for advice on how our archive material should be detailed in the doc's end-credits? Is there any guideline for citing archival sources? I'd like to make sure that the artist, episode director and program are represented nicely. Your help is hugely appreciated. Thank you, AJC
Don't think there are any hard and fast rules, Arlie. I suggest you look at some docs online, especially ones that are archival intensive, and see how they listed it in their end credits.
I'm new here and very happy to be part of this community. I'm a documentary director (have shot and directed 3 short docs) and also work as a cinematographer. I'm now producing my first feature doc about three young indigenous women leaders from different regions of the world – Canada, Sweden, Brazil (possibly also the US) and fight for the preservation of their people's culture and land rights.
I've successively raised money online last summer and would be happy to share my experience with those of you planning to make this jump.
Also looking for a partner/co-producer for my feature doc project so feel free to contact me!
Welcome to The D-Word, Laurence. Thanks for the intro and best of luck with your film. Best place to share your fundraising experience is in the Crowdfunding topic.
Hi everyone. My name is Aaron Bevill and I'm just getting into the world of producing short docs in Nashville. I work for an online education company but have just purchased my own gear and am excited to start creating my own content. I just started filming my first piece last week.
Greetings from the Polar Vortex of Chicago! My name is May Tchao, I've just joined last week and am trying to navigate my way through your plethora of interesting topics.
I'm a first time doc maker, my previous life for <30 years is in the advertising business. Just finished my first feature SPILLED WATER after 4 years and am submitting it to film fests. My website: www.SpilledwaterDoc.com
Will be attending Hot Docs next month although I don't know if my film is being selected. I'm going for the Distribution Rendez meetings and hopefully for other conferences for learning and networking. (So much to learn in this biz.) For those of you who've been there, I'd love your pointers to selecting the must attend events for the full benefit of this festival. I'm interested in broadcast and distribution since I've now a finished product to show for. And if any of you are going, would love to meet up for a little pow wow! If interested, here's my trailer https://vimeo.com/81825881
Thanks and look forward to hearing from you.
Greetings, May. You should check out the Archived topics for past ones we've done with the staff members of Hot Docs (one done last year, for starters). It's filled with recommendations.
We'll be starting a special Hot Docs topic here in a few weeks, so be sure to check it often as we always try to arrange a D-Word F2F gathering. I, for one, will be there.
Thanks Doug, I've tried putting in key words to search, but nothing much came up. Shows I'm still learning to navigate your site, I'll check it out again. Thanks.
Hey May, check out the links in the hidden section below.
Hi Marj, I went to the hidden section of Topic list – Documentary Festivals, but there is no filter to Hot Docs, went all the way to post 440 and worked my way up to 470 – still couldn't find the post Doug mentioned except the one on SXSW. Oh well.... Thanks anyway.
May, if you look right above your previous post at my post, you'll see a greyed out link which says "show hidden content". Click on that and it will reveal the links to the topics you are looking for.
Yeah! Found the link for last year's Hot Docs and read every post! Thanks Marj, looking fwd to the posts for this year.
I just found this website and it is good to see that there are documentary communities on the web like this one.
So to introduce myself a little bit, I have worked professionally in the film and television industry for over eight years and have recently focused mostly on short documentaries.
However, I am currently working on a feature length documentary about the dog and cat meat trade within South East Asia – specifically focusing on South Korea, Mainland China and Thailand, where the multimillion dollar industry is the largest – and to make this film I am currently crowd funding it on Pozible (http://pozible.com/yeller).
I look forward to getting to know you all better and sharing my knowledge in the documentary industry.
If anyone has suggestions on how to improve my pitch on Pozible I would also love to hear comments. I am currently trying to work out how best to improve my marketing of this film – whilst on a limited budget – so it would be good to hear suggestions from other documentary film makers.
I tend to make films on social issues such as the slave labor, forced labor through re-education camps and sweatshops that are used to manufacture a lot of big name brands clothing and products, along with films about the environment and films about animal welfare and I have recently become a lot more interested in fiction film writing and using fiction narratives to convey some of these messages. However I also like to create entertaining sci-fi and comedy films and television shows.
Have a good day! :)
Great to meet you, Zade, and welcome to The D-Word. You obviously qualify as a Professional member, which would give you access to all 40 discussion topics. So take the extra step in registering.
Given that you're from the land of Oz, and we have a warm spot for that hearty breed, we're gonna wave our host's magic wand and, abra cadabra.... you're a pro!
Gotta say, though, that profile picture is a bit creepy.