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It's great to have found this D-world (I stumbled upon a link on
the AIVF web site)! I'm looking forward to meeting everyone soon
at the Community, but first I'm going to take a tour of this lovely
cyber land. See you all in a minute,
to know people are finding us from there. It's a great organization!
produce, direct and shoot while Neelima is the executive producer,
researcher and the writer. We both come from the field of journalism
of the 70s, she from print journalism and I began with TV News. since
the early 80s we have just been doing documentaries. We are
available on our web site www.spotfilms.net. Working on documentaries
from India does have some advantages and a lot of disadvantages too.
But on the whole we feel satisfied with what we have done so far and
we continue to look for new projects all the time. I am very keen to
participate in the "Art of shooting of documentary" discussion.
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Since January I have shot or received almost two hundred hours
of video. I have tapes from England, Iceland, Pakistan, Greece,
Italy, Nova Scotia, nearly every state, CA, NM, NY, NJ, AL, AK etc. I
have a reading that was taped in a Kurdish refugee camp and
one from Havana. Celebrities as well as small theatre
companies world-wide turned out in force for this unique event.
Ive cut a ten minute trailer and am looking to bring in a
seasoned producer who has access to money and distribution. I
can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am new : ) and for some reason I cannot seem to start a new Topic, but can
only post on a topic already started.
My interest in primarily in editing. And the topic I wished to start was
"views on editing"
I wonder about the general view on editors and the editing process , from the
pov of director, producer, writer and general public.
-How relevant is the background of the editor when editing a documentary
compared to a narrative.....what difference if any comes into play..
-How do you feel about the proposal of someone, a random person re-edit a
piece of film that has already been edited and released... do you find it
disrespectful, or inventive, or creative or etc ?
-if was proposed today, during a lively discussion.... that editors and editing is
as simple as plugging 26 alphabets into the word processor and coming up
with a word....
well that's my introduction : ) I am curious......
documentary editor yourself? If you are, you should join The D-Word
Community <www.d-word.com/community/> as well, where we have a topic
dedicated to editing.
Only hosts can start new topics. Here in The D-Word Forum, topics
usually come as week-long conferences featuring special guests.
yourself to The D-Word Community. Sorry for confusion.
times. Enough. As I said in another thread - we all read nearly
everything - post once - if it's in the wrong place so be it.
Don't waste my precious time.
above was Tachou's first-ever, not an additional one.
This is actually kind of out of character for us - Robert's just a
little pre-menstrual today ;-) But the point is a good one for all --
there's never a need to post the same thing twice in more than one
topic. This is more a matter for The D-Word Community rather than the
Forum, where we only have a few topics open, but still...
received a note saying I had posted it in the wrong place and that it should be
at topic .25, which then I did except I made a mistake of posting it at .21 by
clicking on the final cut pro link instead and then received a comment saying it
should be in .25 :) so you see I thought I was supposed to re-post it. You
probably enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed re-posting it.
thought it was in the Private Forum. mea culpea.
producers. Looking for any pointers I can get really!
various archived conferences we've held here. Lotsa luck on your doc!
plunged into making my first documentary film. I come from radio
broadcasting where i was trying to make a radio doc on the same
topic but didn't find the broadcast home there I'd hoped for. then
some doc-making friends said i should try to make it as a film doc,
It's all very scary but exciting too as I have come to this project
through the subject, rather than through film-making, if you know
what I mean. Looking forward to meeting you all and sharing ideas
and concerns and choices. It's mind-boggling isn't it?
community, and their sngs which are centuries-old, handed down
orally. When these guys are gone, much of the repertoire will be
lost. In addition they are great guys, real characters, and they live
in a beautful place. So.. i need to move quickly. Which is why I am
jumping in without really knowing anything about film.
As I said i work in radio and I've made short radio Docs so i am
pretending to myself that it can be planned in much the same way. But
theer are so many other layers to deal with. i can gather audio tape
entirely by myself, edit and mix it on my computer. This is a whole
And the decisions -- narration or no nrration, should I be in it,
should there be a 'guide', should it be in english or in another
language with subtitles, what about the soundtrack, is Digital video
OK, can I start shooting myself...
Looking forward to getting into conversations with people about their
approaches, and sharing my experiences as I go along. Might be useful
to others too, I guess.
nice HREF but I can't follow. oh well.