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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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Mikhail Galustov
Thu 10 Apr 2014Link

Hello everyone! I'm a DP and cinematographer based in Istanbul, Turkey and I'm new here. I shoot documentaries and commercial work throughout the Middle East, Africa and East Europe. Please check out my documentary reel if you have a minute: http://www.mikhailgalustov.com/videography And I'm looking forward to taking part in this group!

Best wishes,
m


John Grabowska
Thu 10 Apr 2014Link

Beautiful reel, Mikhail, looks like you have a lot to contribute here. That DP in the school is a suspicious looking character though.


Mikhail Galustov
Thu 10 Apr 2014Link

In reply to John Grabowska's post on Thu 10 Apr 2014 :

A-ha-ha. Right. Love his work though.


Jethro Patalinghug
Mon 14 Apr 2014Link

Hello everyone!

I am Jethro Patalinghug, director of the film "My Revolutionary Mother" which recently screened at CAAMFest 2014 and the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. It is about my mother who was a political activist in the Philippines. We were just reunited 3 years ago after 18 years of separation. I decided to make a film about our story and in the process I confronted her about my feelings of abandonment. Below is the trailer to my film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtAV2U7pBZM

Cheers!
Jethro


Niam Itani
Mon 14 Apr 2014Link

Welcome to The D-Word, Jethro! I am sorry to have missed your film at Sebastopol.

Feel free to jump right into the discussions.


Jason Perdue
Mon 14 Apr 2014Link

Welcome Jethro. Add a picture to your profile when you get a chance.


Ellin Jimmerson
Mon 14 Apr 2014Link

Wonderful trailer, Jethro. Your story intersects with my interest--immigration. Welcome aboard. I very much look forward to seeing your documentary.


Ryan Seitz
Mon 14 Apr 2014Link

Hello everyone! I met Michael of the film One Good Year at Capital City Film Fest yesterday. He suggested the D-word to me! We are currently touring with our documentary FREELOAD. Pleasure to meet all of you.
freeloadmovie.net


Ellin Jimmerson
Mon 14 Apr 2014Link

Hey, Ryan. Welcome!


Mikal Jakubal
Tue 15 Apr 2014Link

Hey Ryan, glad you showed up! I got back to the Bay Area this afternoon.

These guys have a fun freight-train-rider film that is a wild ride for anyone not familiar with that subculture. It's badass. We saw each other's screenings at Capital City Film Fest in Lansing this last weekend.

Be sure to check out the various topics and, of course, the bar and grill, parking lot and PISS if you're into sports. I seem to recall that there's an intro to D-word etiquette somewhere or other.

See you around!


Howard Weinberg
Wed 16 Apr 2014Link

Changing my email led me to fill out my D-word profile, but I couldn't figure out how to delete or edit erroneous Facebook and LinkedIn Screen Names. Two are workable, the others are not. Help?

As I get close to a fine cut of my documentary work-in-progress NAM JUNE PAIK & TV LAB: License to Create, I am looking for best ways to organize my contacts, spread the word, and fundraise. Advice appreciated.


Miriam Sakewitz
Wed 16 Apr 2014Link

Hello, My name is Miriam.

Indigo Films and ID Discovery wanted to do a story about my case. However, their "documentary" I felt was more sensational and left out pertinent facts to the case and I was not comfortable with their release, so I did not move forward with them. The producer felt my story needs to be told and so do I. I am looking for a writer/producer who can edge more toward a documentary and not a sensationalized story. My website is http://www.msakewitz.webs.com. Both of my vets speak highly of me and willing to participate. There is a discovery cd which shows all the animals in excellent condition when seized. I would need to get this from the DA, who has refused it to me in the past. If Indigo and ID Discovery wanted the story, I am hoping someone else will be interested too.


Doug Block
Wed 16 Apr 2014Link

In reply to Howard Weinberg's post on Wed 16 Apr 2014 :

No worries, Howard, we just deleted the erroneous links. All is good now.

As for advice, I highly recommend you check out the Social Networking topic. Facebook and Twitter are powerful tools for getting word out. So is asking everyone you know to help you spread the word on their own pages.


Ellin Jimmerson
Wed 16 Apr 2014Link

Welcome, Miriam. What a story you have. Best of luck as you move forward.


Julia Jones
6 days agoLink

Hello, I've been away from the D-Word for years but I'm back, determined to complete my documentary; it's now about the "making of a documentary" I began in 2000 – and why it didn't get made. I'm a screenwriter so I have tons of questions about cameras and budgets and crowdfunding. I'm glad to be back and hope I can fit in and learn. Thanks, all.


Doug Block
6 days agoLink

Great to have you back, Julia. What a clever idea for re-working your doc. Best of luck with it and keep us posted on your progress.


Niam Itani
6 days agoLink

In reply to Julia Jones's post on Thu 17 Apr 2014 :

Welcome back, Julia! Glad you decided to pick up work on the doc.


Julia Jones
5 days agoLink

Thanks, Doug and Niam. Now I'll go to Crowdfunding and start asking stupid questions :) If you'd like to see an edit of my footage, it's on YouTube and Vimeo. Here's the link https://vimeo.com/56611066. I've been urged to complete it by many who saw Neil deGrasse Tyson's new Cosmos and his tribute to Giordano Bruno in Episode 1.


Nikita Tikhonov-Rau
about 20 hours agoLink

Hi! My name is Nikita. I'm from Moscow, Russia. I'm a documentary filmmaker and one of the guys running the Documentary Guild of Russia.

One of my friends gave me a link to the D-World. So I'll be looking around for some time to know better what's going on here.

Hope it'll be interesting))


John Burgan
about 20 hours agoLink

You're very welcome, Nikita. You qualify easily as a Professional Member so we have automatically upgraded you so you can access many more topics. Dive in and feel free to spread the word amongst members of the Documentary Guild.


Niam Itani
about 19 hours agoLink

In reply to Nikita Tikhonov-Rau's post on Wed 23 Apr 2014 :

Welcome, Nikita!

Great to have an active member from Russia with us. I bet there are lots of people like myself who love Russian Cinema and would love to know more about documentary filmmaking in Russia today.


Doug Block
about 17 hours agoLink

Great to have you here, Nikita. A warm welcome to you!


Emily Wathen
about 14 hours agoLink

Greetings D-Word! I’ve been a bit of a lurker (ok huge lurker). But it’s easy to get lost in the great info you are all posting.

I’m a filmmaker/freelancer, and I work primarily with doc productions in Washington, DC. The biggest film on my plate has been PROJECT: ICE — I’m still on the project, and we recently screened the film at two festivals in Michigan.

I’m currently focused on building my cinematography portfolio and developing/finishing-up a couple of shorts. A little more info up here: http://www.emilywathen.com/ Looking forward to chiming in more!


Doug Block
about 11 hours agoLink

Greetings, Emily. Nice website, really like the design. Good to have you unlurking at long last.


Erica Ginsberg
about 7 hours agoLink

Hey Emily, chime away! Would love to know more about how PROJECT ICE was received in Lansing.

And welcome Nikita. Great to have Russia represented in The D-Word.


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