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John Burgan
Tue 20 Jan 2009Link

Maybe you should post this (with the original German title) to the German Association of Documentary Producers AGDOK


Thomas Righetti
Tue 20 Jan 2009Link

Hello! I'm new to this community, but looking forward to check out all features!! By the way, I do work at this: www.zeligfilm.it – and more specifically at this: www.esodoc.eu
see ya, t.


John Burgan
Tue 20 Jan 2009Link

Thomas, feel free to sign up as a Full Member

BTW I think one of my former students is still at Zelig, Francesca Scalisi!


Roxana Ion
Tue 20 Jan 2009Link

In reply to John Burgan's post on Tue 20 Jan 2009 :
Thank you for this information,John. I'll try to AGDOK.


Ian Campbell
Tue 20 Jan 2009Link

Hi all. I was referred here off another group, Doculink. I'm a director of photography who's been dabbling in docs for awhile now. I'm currently trying to figure out what to do with a travel show that I have just completed, www.iancampbelldp.com/NativeDestinations. I have 3 1/2 hr episodes ready to go but since my experience has been in production I have no connections with cable networks or any other types of distribution. I'd greatly appreciate any feedback or help with getting some sort of rep or agent.
That was a long winded intro but thanks for reading and I look forward to meeting people here.


Nigel Walker
Wed 21 Jan 2009Link

Ian, you might want to offer the clips as Quicktimes, as Flash only files are not as accessible.


Alexandra Lescaze
Wed 21 Jan 2009Link

Dear D-word members,

I am a documentary filmmaker AND the Executive Director of the Sidney Hillman Foundation which has been giving out prestigious journalism awards for 50 years. Broadcast is a (relatively) new category so I am trying to nourish it and hope that some of you fellow documentary filmmakers will submit. Criteria is your film must be about a social or economic justice issue and have been broadcast in 2008!

Please see our website: www.hillmanfoundation.org for more information and to see judges and past winners

thanks!
Alexandra


Alexandra Lescaze
Wed 21 Jan 2009Link

PS postmark deadline is January 31!


Marcia Pacheco
Wed 21 Jan 2009Link

Hi to all!

I'm a new member here in the D word and a new documentary filmmaker too. I mean really new! I'm finishing my masters degree in mass communication and my thesis project is a documentary on photography: My first child. I've made a living as a photographer and photography professor for the last few years which makes this new stage an extremely exciting one.


Doug Block
Wed 21 Jan 2009Link

Hi Marcia and welcome to The D-Word. Best of luck on your thesis project. Care to share more about it?


Tanner Wolfe
Thu 22 Jan 2009Link

Hello everyone,

I am a cinematographer based in Los Angeles. However, I spent most of the last year in Cambodia, India, Iraq, Israel, Guatemala, etc. Although I work in narrative films as well, I absolutely love documentaries. I look forward to learning from everyone here as well as sharing my own knowledge. Cheers.

Tanner


Doug Block
Thu 22 Jan 2009Link

Cheers back at ya, Tanner. Welcome aboard.


Thomas Righetti
Thu 22 Jan 2009Link

In reply to John Burgan's post on Tue 20 Jan 2009 :

Oh yes!! Francesca is studying here at ZeLIG right now! I'll tell her.


Darren Garnick
Thu 22 Jan 2009Link

Hi Everybody:

I'm a writer/producer who makes a living on corporate projects but lives for my passion for documenting offbeat subcultures.

After making a bunch of political/history docs for PBS and PBS affiliates, I recently got sucked into the world of traveling county fair daredevils. "Hell Drivers: America's Original Crash Test Dummies," features guys who set themselves on fire for $500 and jump garbage trucks off dirt ramps despite the guaranteed back problems.

After being in about a dozen low-key festivals, I'm getting phenomenal feedback from both monstertruck fanatics and the NPR crowd (very little overlap). Lately, I've been researching the sales agent world to aim for TV before playing the distribution game to NASCAR nation. But I think it's a little too wacky for PBS.

Would love feedback on the trailer if anyone has a moment: http://helldriversmovie.wordpress.com/see-the-trailers/

Glad to be part of this community!

Much appreciated,

Darren


Austin Flack
Fri 23 Jan 2009Link

Hello everyone,

I'm an director/editor living and working in Santa Monica. I mostly get paid to edit crappy reality TV, but in between shows I like to help causes I care about grow awareness and gain support through media. Last spring, I went to the Thai/Burma border with some friends to lay the groundwork for a non-profit trying to bring hope to the people of Burma, and in the fall I traveled all over Africa to shoot a doc for a non-profit based in Nashville. I've done similar work in Sri Lanka, and I edited a short film about an AIDS orphan in Northern Uganda for the non-profit Invisible Children. Currently editing the Africa doc and cursing the sound guy (myself).

Take Care,

Austin
www.austinflack.com


Doug Block
Fri 23 Jan 2009Link

Welcome, Austin, from a guy who recorded a key interview in his current film outdoors without a windscreen and is now suffering the consequences.


Richard Clark
Mon 26 Jan 2009Link

curiously enthusiastic outdoors personage, stranger in a strange land, 3 years in NZ after 20 in the USofA.
am taking this year to edit Doc I shot over 2 years in the American West, 2004-5. 220 hours. Daunting but fun. film|fotography|filosophy. that's what I do.


Doug Block
Mon 26 Jan 2009Link

Well, lucky for us that's what we do, too. Welcome to our ongoing online party, Richard.


Richard Clark
Mon 26 Jan 2009Link

. . . and I look forward to being part and parcel of your family Doug, thank you.


Christina Heller
Tue 27 Jan 2009Link

Hello everyone!

I'm a documentary filmmaker currently located in my hometown of Reading, PA. For the past year and a half, I've been living in New Hampshire creating short documentaries about the state during the primaries and election. It was there I stumbled upon the topic for my first feature doc – The Free State Project, a modern pilgrimage to New Hampshire by libertarians from around the U.S., intending to influence local and state policy in the hopes of creating a libertarian utopia inside the U.S.

My doc follows four individuals associated with the Free State Project– Two as they are moving to New Hampshire and two who already reside as members of FSP. They all are wonderfully different and bring different dimensions to this film of passionate characters.

We've finished filming, and I'm back in Reading catching up with old friends and editing this project. I plan to move out to L.A. by the end of the year. Can't wait to get to know all of you and learn from your expertise!

xoxo
Christina


Doug Block
Tue 27 Jan 2009Link

A warm welcome to The D-Word, Christina. My guess is you look at your libertarian subjects objectively, but I'm curious if your personal politics differs a great deal. If so, almost always a fascinating tension. Feel free to talk more about the film in the Works in Progress topic.


Jay Lloyd
Tue 27 Jan 2009Link

Hiya! I'm just starting to get back into digital vid. filming and this looked like a great site. I am trying to put together a short doc. and am always looking for advice and tips that can save me time, money and headaches but not always in that order. Short of my own limited experience I don't really have anyone locally to ask about stuff so, here I am. I am very interested in what others have accomplished on shoestring budgets. I've only signed up about an hour ago and have already found some great resources. Thank you! I'm not much of a social butterfly or big blogger type but if someone is interested what little experience I've had, I am willing to share. Then again this may be my last post... Thanks for such a great site BTW. I know it takes a ton of effort for a thing like this to run. Know that your work is greatly appreciated!
Best regards, Jay


Doug Block
Wed 28 Jan 2009Link

Geez, Jay, always thought Cape Coral was a hotbed of documentary activity. Another illusion shattered, but welcome anyway.


Sergio Anton Poggio
Thu 29 Jan 2009Link

Hi all, I'm a sometime filmmaker from Gibraltar, now languishing in the World of Extreme Sports, based in Munich...pays the bills though huh!


Doug Block
Thu 29 Jan 2009Link

Ah, Munich... perhaps then you know Munich's most famous online export, Mr. Ben Kempas? If not, you'll meet him here soon enough. And welcome to The D-Word, Sergio, where we languish 24/7.


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