Hi everyone. My name is Martin Muse. I am a professional musician from Austin, TX. I am collaborating with Jeff Himpele, an award winning documentarian from Princeton, on a documentary film about the history and development of the steel guitar. I look forward to hearing about other projects and learning from people's experience.
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In reply to Joy-Marie Scott's post on Thu 2 May 2013 :
Joy-Marie, one of my angels, popping out of the ether. Welcome back!
Thanks to everyone who replied to my first post. Thanks David for the heads-up on my Vimeo link. Had a few problems when filling out the profile so will sort that out now. I don't think the lady in Sheffield is connected but I will keep my ear to the ground just in case. Now back to my transcribing. I have hours of footage and I am not the fastest typist around. No better way to emerse myself in the material though and it is fascinating. All the best.
I'm a writer/director from Switzerland/Morocco. I completed my 3 year MFA at NYU TISCH in NYC. I'm currently in Abu Dhabi, UAE looking for film gigs. I also shoot and edit (FCP, AVID). You can view my documentary reel: https://vimeo.com/53641285
and my short film web site: www.salamghourba.com
Thanks for including me in your wonderful site :)
Ahlan wa Sahlan, Lamia,
Welcome to The D-Word. Glad to have a new member from this part of the world! :)
Welcome to The D-Word, Lamia. (And check out this film playing in Abu Dhabi on Friday night: http://www.iambreathingfilm.com/abu_dhabi )
Thanks Ben. I was actually planning to attend the doc series God willing. you produced it, that's awesome!
Oh, I'm only producing the outreach parts of it, but yes, it does feel like a baby...
Hello, I'm Andreas Reil, cameraman from germany, freelancer since 1980. I'm not specialiced to any genre and shot news as well as a lot of documentaries all around the world, corporate video, special interest films and the last years mostly dental surgeries about an dental implantation method without (any) pain.
Well, why I'm here? All the years I was working as cameraman/filmmaker I was missing a tool to plan my films, write the scripts, the call sheets for theam etc. That's why I began to develop script writing software for documentry filmmakers and corporate videographers. I'm selling this software in germany quite well, and now I want to find out, if US-filmmakers have the same needs. If anyone want's to have a look at this software and tell me what he thinks about it, please contact me, I send you an application for free.
Beside this I'm of course interested in the difference of this business between germany and US. I'm a fan of steady shots and love to work from tripod, but in germany most of the films (News, documentyries, TV-drama) are shot from a hand-held camera – terrible on these big TV screens.
Welcome to The D-Word, Andreas. Interesting idea of scriptwriting software for doc makers. Wonder how that could possibly apply to those shooting verite style docs. Or how tripods would apply, for that matter :)
Hello, Doug thanks for your welcome – Please take alittle time and find out, if my software can help you planing your docs
I was told about D-word from a fellow member and am happy to be here. I make short films about architecture and art for museums and organizations, though I am in development of two feature length docs, one on an athlete. I'm in Miami on a short sabbatical from LA, writing and working on one of the docs. I went to the University of Miami for film and then USC for my MFA. You can see some of my work here: www.orlyshuber.com Looking forward to learning and hearing about your work and looking forward to the opportunity of collaborating. Orly
Greetings all, my name is Zachary Michael Lyons and I am about to enter the professional and free lance documentary world. In just a few weeks I will be finishing my Bachelor's in film production and I will be sending out a short documentary I made about Journal Comics and an artist named Mo Morgan out to film festivals around the world. Upon graduating I plan on free-lancing for a while as I create a few more short films (primarily doc, but maybe some narrative work as well) that will hopefully keep my festival presence rolling. I learned about the D-Word though professors at my school, and am very excited to join a community of other individuals who are passionate about the art of documentary filmmaking! If any other Kentucky based doc makers are out there I'd love to swap information. Also, does anyone have any tips on what I should be doing to establish myself and find work?
Welcome Zachary – take a look around the topics, lots to learn in here.
My name is Reuben Aaronson. I've been a filmmaker for longer than I want to say here. Suffice to say i've seen a lot, come from film, worked as a freelancer (DP, director/producer) for Nat Geo for years and for Discovery, PBS and some HBO.
I'm doing independent films mostly now although I hire-out to DP on some selected projects.
I'm currently working on a film about the consequences of the BP oil spill and a film i just shot in Cuba about one of their leading still photographers – a ten-year-long dream project-in-the-making.
Always interested in finding like-minded folks who love film/video as a way to tell stories and to share ideas. . .
Welcome, Reuben – don't think we've met but I know your fine work quite well via Judy Hallett and Nina Seavey. Your experience is an excellent addition to D-Word and you'll find many kindred spirits here. "Lords of the Garden" was exceptionally shot.
Welcome Reuben, one of my best buddies is one of the lead scientists from NOOA that dealt with the aftermath of the spill (and before that because they had been mapping that area before the spill) – if you're looking for free underwater footage – he's got it.