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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
Wed 21 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
Wed 21 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
Thu 22 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
Sun 25 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
Sun 25 Jan 2009Link

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


Richard Clark
Sun 25 Jan 2009Link

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


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