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Adele Schmidt
Tue 18 Mar 2003Link
Hi Jorge, yes come and join the d-word community and make this forum
more international. Where do you live? I lived 8 years in Mexico
City. Are you going to use archive materials of the earthquake from
1985? I would like to discuss your project in the d-word community
topic 'projects in development'.

Erica Ginsberg
Tue 18 Mar 2003Link
a.k.a., Works in Progress

Chanel Carlascio
Tue 18 Mar 2003Link
Hi,

i am a filmmaker in portland, oregon. i was referred to this forum by
a member. currently working on two projects, but am interested in
plugging in to the community. hope i get accepted to the private
forum.

thanks

Doug Block
Tue 18 Mar 2003Link
only one way to find out, chanel... apply!


Chanel Carlascio
Tue 18 Mar 2003Link
I already did. :-)

Dan Ratiu
Fri 21 Mar 2003Link
Hi,

I am a filmmaker from Romania and I am glad to join the forum.

Dan

Ben Kempas
Fri 21 Mar 2003Link
Dan, welcome to The D-Word, and make sure to introduce yourself in
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Chanel Carlascio
Sat 22 Mar 2003Link
couple of questions regarding treatments:

how long is a documentary treatment typically expected to be?

how detailed should i make it?

any recommendations for doc treatment examples?

thanks.

Doug Block
Sun 23 Mar 2003Link
1. a couple of pages 2. as visual and detailed as you can, given that
you haven't shot it yet and it will inevitably turn out considerably
different than you anticipated (usually for the better) 3. um, there
must be a book out there. if you're in the ny area, you should check
out the aivf library: www.aivf.org

Lucie Bourgeau
Sun 23 Mar 2003Link
Hi all,

I was referred by the Director of Detroit Docs, a new organization
here in Detroit I work for. We hold an annual doc film fest, a
monthly screening series & director Q&A (starting in April), and
eventually a resource center. Glad to be here!

-lucie

Ben Kempas
Tue 25 Mar 2003Link
Welcome to The D-Word, Lucie!

Justy Phillips
Tue 1 Apr 2003Link
Hi all,
I'm working in the UK and am moving into the world of documentaries
from the world of graphic design. am new to it all. am here to look
and learn. and then to make some good work.
thanks
- justy

Amita Talwar
Tue 1 Apr 2003Link
Hi everyone. Am working in India as a publisher and want to move on
to my first love - Documentaries. Have done a couple and sold them
in India. Time to share my work with others and also see what the
rest of you folks are upto. How does one do that?
-amita

Doug Block
Tue 1 Apr 2003Link
Welcome, Amita and Justy! Amita, I suggest you read the conference
we did with Jan Rofekamp last year here about Selling in the
International Marketplace: {LINK NOT IMPORTED} It will tell you much of what you
need to know.

Amita Talwar
Wed 2 Apr 2003Link
Thanks Doug. I went through the Jan Rofekamp conference. Does it
help to send the synopsis to some buyers/channels directly through
emails? Is it worth taking a chance?

Doug Block
Wed 2 Apr 2003Link
Yes, absolutely. I recommend you send them something very brief in
an email. Very succint. No more than two paragraphs. Make it as
dramatic and compelling as possible. Then ask if they would like you
to send a more complete proposal. Or, if you have a website with more
info, include a url link.

Jackie McKeown
Wed 2 Apr 2003Link
Hello. My 2 year old is napping so my keyboard is tapping! I'm a
complete newcomer to the world of documentary filmmaking. No
filmmaking experience but I'm very grateful to have an on-line
classroom. :-) Taking a week long doc course soon and can't wait to
get started. I'm anxious to learn. Previous life paths include,
theatre [acting], software development and desktop publishing. Have
a million doc ideas. Of course!

Doug Block
Thu 3 Apr 2003Link
Just make 'em cheap, Jackie! ;-) Welcome to d-world (which is what
we sometimes call d-word - it's grown so much internationally). Good
luck with your course and hope you hold onto your initial enthusiasm
in the years ahead.

Jackie McKeown
Thu 3 Apr 2003Link
A little over zealous? ;-)I forgot to mention that I'm from Canada,
originally from Toronto but now living in Aylmer, Quebec. Really
enjoyed the on-line conference on personal documentary, btw.

Jamie Lee
Thu 3 Apr 2003Link
Greetings from St. Paul, Minnesota. Not a big user of forums and such, but
thought I would give this one a try since my partner seems to peruse it once a
week for good advice et cetera. Just spoke in an Ethnographic Filmmaking
class at Macalester College. Very fun. Not used to anthropology students
picking our brains. Yippee!

www.aquariesmedia.com
www.thisobedience.com

Doug Block
Fri 4 Apr 2003Link
what a bright partner you have, jamie! hold onto this person for
dear life ;-) hope we have some good advice left in us for you, too.

George Robinson
Fri 4 Apr 2003Link
Just a quick note to introduce myself. I am the film critic (hope
that's not a dirty word here) for Jewish Week (NYC) and Inside
Magazine (Philadelphia) and I cover _a lot_ of documentary film for
both publications, partly because of their readership and largely by
choice. I am also -- after 32 years of writing criticism -- slowly
starting to work up the nerve to do a documentary film (as soon as I
finish the book I'm contracted to do -- any year now).

Ben Kempas
Fri 4 Apr 2003Link
Munich sends a big welcome to James, Jackie, George & co!

Wade Childers
Wed 9 Apr 2003Link
Hello, just joining D-Word. Working on first documentary project
which I'm writing, and exploring directorial options. Coming from
the world of film music recording & mixing in LA. But now I have
this documentary itch... and an opportunity to pursue it, so I'm
setting sail to the filmmaking world, but docking in D-Word for a
while first. Greetings to all!

Doug Block
Thu 10 Apr 2003Link
Welcome, Wade. Happy scratching.

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