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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.
PHOTOJOURNALISM. I WAS A PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE US
ARMY AND THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD. COVERED THE
VIETNAHM WAR/PANAMA AND MANY, MANY OTHERS, BEEN TO
AREA 51. I WAS BORN IN FRANCE AND BEING A MALE I HAD
THE PRIVILEGE (HA-HA) OF BEING DRAFTED IN BOTH
ARMIES. SO I AM BI-LINGUAL AND BI-CULTURAL. THIS HELPS
IN SEEING A STORY FROM DIFFERENTPERSPECTIVES. I AM
CURRENTLY WORKING ON A DOCUMENTARY ON WOMEN
OUT OF PRISON AND THEIR STRUGGLE TO STAY OUT. I
WORKED AT THE DENVER COLORADO STATE WOMEN'S
PRISON FOR FOUR YEARS. I KNOW THESE WOMEN SO THEY
CAN'T LIE TO ME. JUST A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON THIS
SUBJECT. SOME OF THESE WOMEN HAVE A LIFE STORY TO
MAKE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. GO AHEAD ASK
ME....SINCERELY ALAIN RIGAUD MY E-MAIL IS
Welcome aboard. Also ask to join the d-word community.
Typing in capitals is usually considered as shouting. Army style? ;-)
WHAT YOU THINK IT IS. ITS ALL HIPE BY PEOPLE WHO DON'T
KNOW ANY BETTER AND HAVE NEVER BEEN THERE. ALAIN
type. Hard to read, as well.