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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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Susan Just
Wed 29 Oct 2014Link

Greetings!

I'm happy to have found this site and am eager to learn and share.

Also, thank you in advance for your wisdom, help & guidance.


Judy Van Wyk
Thu 30 Oct 2014Link

I've been a member for a while but this is the first time I've posted. I'm working on a profile of an Indian-American couple and am looking for a royalty free music license for music that's reflects the music of India but also works under narration in spots. Any idea which libraries have the best selection of world music?


Doug Block
Fri 31 Oct 2014Link

Greetings, Kevin, Jesse and Susan. Welcome to The D-Word.

And thanks for finally posting, Judy. Don't mean to be picky, especially as we want to encourage you to keep posting, but your question really belongs in The Mentoring Room, where more people will be on the lookout for it. We don't encourage double posting but, in this case, feel free to do that.


Judy Van Wyk
Fri 31 Oct 2014Link

Thanks for your pickiness. I'll be glad to double post in this case. To introduce myself more fully, I was a television producer for 10 years and recently finished my first documentary short. I love documentary but will never do another one all by my lonesome. It's just too much work without a partner. I'm looking forward to becoming a part of a community of filmmakers.


Doug Block
Sat 1 Nov 2014Link

Judy, in that case you should register here for Professional membership, which will give you access to all 40 of our discussion topics.


Simon Shearston
Wed 12 Nov 2014Link

Just to say Hi,

I made my first and only documentary in 2008, when I was living in Southern Spain (natural light was never a problem). Been into photography since I was 9 years old, but fancied telling a longer story - I was studying flamenco guitar at the time and my dear, late Dad saw something in me to buy me a DVX-100 and a Sennheiser wireless lav., so I dug in, although I had never filmed anything before.

The resulting DVD of my own guitar being built has sold many hundred copies since, so I am quite pleased as I only sell direct to a niche audience and did every aspect of the production & distribution myself. It's still selling steadily.

I now have a huge amount of respect for editing and subtitling :-)

You can read about it here, in all it's SD glory.

Anyway, it's been a while (I work as a freelance computer guy) and having sold most of my gear, I now have the itch to make another doc., probably in the same genre i.e. documenting things made by hand, by interesting people.

I have cobbled together a low budget setup with an old Canon 550D/Rebel 2ti, vintage 35mm lenses, Rode and a Zoom H1. Edit will be with FCP X on a Macbook Pro. That said, I am not really not into gear discussions. Been there and bought several expensive t-shirts. I am into the story, the shots, the characters, the edit and learning some more about audio.

Good to meet you all.

Edited Wed 12 Nov 2014 by Simon Shearston

Doug Block
Sat 15 Nov 2014Link

Glad to have you here, Simon.  As with Judy, you can register here for Professional membership which will give you access to those disucssion topics you're interested in.


Fahad Waliullah
Sun 16 Nov 2014Link

Hi,
I have no previous experience with documentary filmmaking. Mostly done uncredited editing jobs, for a few bucks. But now I am working on making a serious documentary on drugs in Bangladesh. I am originally from Sweden. I have done research and worked on this for 2 years. I am looking for people who are intrested in co-producing this documentary. I have an apartment, acces to people in all levels, but no equipment, and no funds. I am looking for somebody to help me doing interviews. And have proper interviewing equipment. And I promise anybody getting aboard, this will be an awesome experience.

I can be contacted at fahadw [at] kth. se


Erik Greenberg Anjou
Sun 16 Nov 2014Link

It's great to be part of the community. Doug, congrats on your award!


Niam Itani
Sun 16 Nov 2014Link

Welcome, Fahad and Erik!


Doug Block
Mon 17 Nov 2014Link

Thanks, Erik.  Indeed, good to have you and Fahad here with us.


Walter V. Marshall
Tue 18 Nov 2014Link

Welcome Fahad and Erik


Fahad Waliullah
Tue 18 Nov 2014Link

Thank you very much.


Fletcher Beasley
5 days agoLink

Hi,

I thought I would take a moment to introduce myself. I am Los Angeles based film composer/sound editor/mixer who loves docs. I really appreciate the passion and commitment of this community.

I recently composed the music for “Heavenly Bodies”, beautiful documentary on the artist, Stephen Arnold. I also mixed and cleaned up the dialogue on the film.

Here is a link to the score for “Heavenly Bodies”:

https://soundcloud.com/fletcherbeasley/sets/heavenly-bodies 

If I can be of help, in any capacity, with the sound or music for your film, please let me know.

All the best,

Fletcher Beasley

fletch<at>fletcherbeasley.com

310.989.3536

www.fletcherbeasley.com


Doug Block
5 days agoLink

 Welcome aboard, Fletcher.  Heavenly music, indeed.


Fletcher Beasley
4 days agoLink

In reply to Doug Block's post on Fri 21 Nov 2014:

Thanks for listening Doug! Great website. I'm glad I found out about it. Wonderful community here.

 


Fereshta Kazemi
4 days agoLink

Hello all, I am an Afghan-American Actress and Documentary and Narrative Filmmaker. Glad to be here. I am currently doing an online fundraiser for my film, The Spaces Between, on Indiegogo. I am also working offline for fundraising. Please let know how I can share more about my project and how to get the word out more, and also what sorts of things, can I or can I not post on the public forums. :)  


John Burgan
4 days agoLink

Welcome to The D-Word, Fereshta - you can check out the Member's only Crowdfunding Topic and tell us more there


Doug Block
3 days agoLink

Welcome, Fereshta.  

A brief note to you and to all new members: posting your photo to your member profile is a great way to make quicker inroads into the community.  We like to see who we're interacting with, and we're more likely to help someone we feel we know better.

Edited 3 days ago by Doug Block

Roddy Maclean
2 days agoLink

Hi, I have just joined the forum and look forward to interacting with the community.

I love documentary-making and have just had my third broadcast on BBC Alba, Gaelic Channel. It is about the  variety of views which exist on the topic of the afterlife:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04pr8wq

 


John Burgan
2 days agoLink

Welcome to The D-Word, Roddy, will check out The Afterlife. That's a beautiful part of the world you're living in.


Jesse Prasad
1 day agoLink

Hi there, Im Jesse, an executive producer at CARBIDE.TV. We are currenly working on a docu-series called Why Factories Shutdown. It takes a look at the decisions made to shutdown a factory. It takes an in depth look at how globalization benefits developing nations while it destroys the domestic market. This documentary will give you a better understanding of the decisions made in the boardroom, and the lives of the people affected. We have currently released 6 parts, released part 6 on Nov 21, 2014. We were to able to speak to many professionals on each topic discussed in each part. We are currently looking for some feedback, critisim, pointers etc... Here are the links to each Part:

Our Kickstarter Trailer - http://youtu.be/cCitKZwROCs

Part 1 - http://youtu.be/qhQC5iV9XKo

Part 2 - http://youtu.be/9B53EWAZfsQ

Part 3 - http://youtu.be/I3lpb5-FP_Y

Part 4 - http://youtu.be/kLBYfw-W4U0

Part 5 - http://youtu.be/NDGjPLyzUlg

Part 6 - http://youtu.be/AJD7AfFKzXY

Again, any activity, comments or feedback will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Jesse Prasad

Executive Producer

CARBIDE.TV


Doug Block
1 day agoLink

Hey, welcome, Jesse.  Great project!  Please feel free to register for Professional status here, which would give you access to all 40+ discussion topics.


John Firak
1 day agoLink

Hey folks, where's the best place to post on this site for a search for a co-producer? 


John Burgan
1 day agoLink

Either Professional Classifieds and/or Public Classifieds (the one exception to the rule on double posting at The D-Word)


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