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Doug Block
Fri 27 Feb 2009Link

John F?


Joe Moulins
Sat 28 Feb 2009Link

Steve Kennedy, Your Video Remedy?


Thomas Lennon
Sat 28 Feb 2009Link

James, Doug, Andy: Thanks for those greetings and all those good words. I'm actually writing from True/False FF, where "Tongzhi in Love" is playing. We were short-listed for the Academy Awards, so we had a v. good shot at a nomination (8 films on the shortlist) but we didn't make the cut. now we're sending around to FF. The 30 minute length makes that hard. I love that length – as a viewer, I love watching shorter work, esp for documentary – but to market it is really tough.


Doug Block
Sat 28 Feb 2009Link

Market it? You pick up the phone and say "Sheila darling, how are ya?"


Jack Trau
Sun 1 Mar 2009Link

hi my name is Jack and i am living in israel and going to try to work on ideas for making docs here and about this area. i hope it all works out and hope to make a doc on skydiving as well.


Robin Das
Sun 1 Mar 2009Link

Hi,
I am an Independent Filmmaker seeking co producer for my projects.
you can find my work at
http://youtube.com/robinfilmmaker
http://robindasichapore.blogspot.com


Ben Kempas
Sun 1 Mar 2009Link

Welcome to The D-Word, Jack and Robin.


Doug Block
Sun 1 Mar 2009Link

Ditto. Good to have you both here.


Brett Story
Mon 2 Mar 2009Link

Hi everyone,
My name is Brett Story, I'm a documentary filmmaker and journalist recently relocated to brooklyn from montreal. I'm currently working on a film about the paralysis of petrochemical workers in an industrial city south of Toronto in response to a major epidemic of cancers – a study, really, in post-industrialization and alienation.... I'm also working on a series of experimental super8 docs about cities. some of them are up at www.brettstory.blip.tv. anyway, great to be here, and looking forward to getting to know the forum....


Jenn Cherry
Wed 4 Mar 2009Link

Hi,
My name is Jennifer Cherry. I teach writing and use videography/photography as an escape from reading student papers. I've decided to stop gazing longingly at all the documentaries being made by others and try to make a short one of my own. I've secured permission from my kids' school and parents to follow the track team this season. I'm kicking around some ideas as to what I want to focus on, so hopefully I'll get it figured out soon--the season begins tomorrow! Most likely, I'll be flying-by-the-seat-of-my-pants this go around. I'm sure I'll be asking lots of questions as I get further into this little venture.


Doug Block
Thu 5 Mar 2009Link

welcome to the d-word, brett and jenn. glad you found us.


Craig Mcgillivray
Thu 5 Mar 2009Link

hi,
I used to lurk out here a lot,but never really had much to contribute, cause I wasn't working on a movie, and jeez, the regulars here can answer pretty much any question that gets posed. I've been off in the wilderness for a year or so and now I'm working on two movies at once. They are both about music. One is half in the can, the other is a collaboration about a defunct punk band with hundreds of fans that I'm organising over a popular social networking site. The second one is really snowballing out of conrol as I type.
So my days are shooting interviews and using the crap out of he razor tool in FCP, scrambling to pay rent in the bay area, and now spending time with you fine folks here on the d-word.


Doug Block
Thu 5 Mar 2009Link

hey, we're all scraping by in here, craig. glad to see you come out of the lurker's darkness and into the light of day.


Juergen Czwienk
Fri 6 Mar 2009Link

hi,
I am a new member and hopefully this will be a inspiring forum for me.
Greetings from Wiesbaden


Doug Block
Fri 6 Mar 2009Link

Greetings back at you, Juergen. Welcome to the always-inspiring D-Word.


Erica Ginsberg
Fri 6 Mar 2009Link

Welcome all. Love the photo, Craig.


Ben Kempas
Fri 6 Mar 2009Link

Hi Jürgen, funny, I was in Wiesbaden just four days ago, at Bewegte Zeiten. Do you know them?

Anyway, it's nice to see the "Reelisors" slowly trickling in... Welcome!


Juergen Czwienk
Sat 7 Mar 2009Link

In reply to Ben Kempas's post on Fri 6 Mar 2009 :

Hallo Ben. Ich habe von Bewegte Zeiten gehört, aber auch Wiesbaden ist nicht so ganz klein. Ich arbeit seit einigen Jahren mit einem Studio in Mainz zusammen, denn dort kann ich so lange schneiden, wie es nötig ist. Derzeit bereiten wir uns auf den Umzug in eine Scheune vor, damit alles etwas gemütlicher wird. Bon weekend JC


Faraz Mohammad
Sun 8 Mar 2009Link

Hi, My name is Faraz Mohammed, I am very new to Documentary film making. and I have recently moved to India from NY and I will be in India for few months. I am looking to meet with some documentary film makers and get some experience. I will appreciate it if anyone can introduce me to people working making documentaries in the Indian subcontinent.


Juergen Czwienk
Sun 8 Mar 2009Link

In reply to Faraz Mohammed's post on Sun 8 Mar 2009 :

Sorry, but Inda is not on my screen. I only will have a film in Jaipur for the film festival in july. Juergen


Ben Kempas
Mon 9 Mar 2009Link

Juergen – If you're referring to the post right before yours, there's no need to use the "in reply to" line. We only do that when linking to earlier posts. Everything else is an ongoing conversation.

Faraz – Welcome. You can connect to other Enthusiasts and Members of The D-Word by using the People link on the top of the page, and then searching for India.


Michelle Ferrari
Mon 9 Mar 2009Link

Hello to all. I'm an NYC-based filmmaker, currently making the leap from writing and story editing to directing, and ever so slightly nervous about it. I confess that I generally tend toward the Luddite and non-virtual, but a good friend of mine, who is an active and zealous member, told me D-Word "rocks" – and after trolling around a bit, I'm inclined to agree with him. Looking forward to getting to know you.


Doug Block
Tue 10 Mar 2009Link

Same here, Michelle. We do tend to have a fair share of F2F's in NYC, often built around the Stranger Than Fiction series on Tuesday nights at the IFC Theater. So speak up if you're thinking of going and I'm sure more than a few members will be happy to interact with you non-virtually. In the meantime, welcome aboard.

Edited Tue 10 Mar 2009 by Doug Block

Nick Verbitsky
Wed 11 Mar 2009Link

Hi guys,

I'm working on a feature length doc on the collapse of Bear Stearns and am in post-production on 2 TV docs focusing on male vics of domestic violence as well as an investigative piece on Polygamy. Along w/my little brother, I run Blue Chip Films in CT.


Mark Kendall
Thu 12 Mar 2009Link

Hey everyone,

I'm usually more of a reader than a poster when it comes to "virtual" communities, but this site seems really awesome. So, in the spirit of full disclosure, I'm a documentary filmmaker currently based in Nashville, TN. I started shooting docs while living abroad in Bolivia during my time in graduate school, and my first film about a network of indigenous filmmakers there had some successes on the festival circuit so I've managed to keep my momentum and continue pursuing stories that interest me. I was the personal videographer for Wynonna Judd for a while, and now I'm doing some work with the Nashville Film Festival. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all better, and maybe even crossing the digital divide...


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