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Welcome to The D-Word! Stop in and sign the guest book - let us know a little (or a lot) about yourself.

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nadia boctor
Fri 3 Oct 2014Link

Hi All, I'm Nadia. Met a few of you at the IDA conference this weekend and figured I'd start hanging out on the d-word in hopes of giving and receiving info and encouragement. Was such a great experience. Seems like the doc community is solid. Hope to see more of you around.

Nadia


Marj Safinia
Mon 6 Oct 2014Link

Lovely to have you here, Nadia and Mark! And everyone else who I've managed to miss while being buried under a work rock :)


Doug Block
Mon 6 Oct 2014Link

Same here. A warm welcome, Mark and Nadia.


Niam Itani
Mon 6 Oct 2014Link

Indeed. Great to see you here, Nadia. Was a pleasure meeting a lot of non D-Word Documentarians at the conference and even more so seeing them again on The D-Word. Welcome!


Ellen Brodsky
Mon 6 Oct 2014Link

In reply to Beth Cloutier's post on Mon 29 Sep 2014 :
Beth – so good to see you here!!! An dope to see you next time you are out East!


Jonathan Saruk
Wed 8 Oct 2014Link

Hello Everyone,

My name is Jonathan Saruk and I am a photographer/filmmaker based in Malmö, Sweden (originally from the US). My background is as a stills photographer, but over the past few years years I have been transitioning over to moving images. Most recently I have been working on commercial productions, but my heart is more in news/documentary and that is where I hope to grow. I look forward to making professional connections here at the D-word and to being a positive contributor. Thanks!

Jonathan Saruk


Doug Block
Wed 8 Oct 2014Link

Good to have you here, Jonathan. Btw, no need to sign your name to your posts, it appears automatically above.


John Grabowska
Wed 8 Oct 2014Link

Great doc reel, Jonathan. Gorgeous and harrowing.


Jonathan Saruk
Thu 9 Oct 2014Link

Thanks for the positive feedback John.


Sybil Drew
Sun 12 Oct 2014Link

Hi new D-Word Peeps!

Just wanted to drop a note and introduce myself. My name is Sybil and i'm a filmmaker currently splitting time between Chicago & Brooklyn. I'm so glad to meet all of you!

I work in freelance production (to pay the bills) and right now i'm directing a new doc film called 'Overshare: Crime in the Digital Age'.

I'd love to see what everyone else is working on!

Edited Sun 12 Oct 2014 by Sybil Drew

John Burgan
Mon 13 Oct 2014Link

Welcome to The D-Word, Sybil. In order to prevent your profile from being deleted, we've added your full surname instead of just a capital letter – one of the very few requirements we ask everyone who registers for this community – basically D-Worders like to know who they are dealing with.

Edited Mon 13 Oct 2014 by John Burgan

Simon Sharman
6 days agoLink

Hi all

I've just plugged into The D-Word – it looks like lively place for connecting, discussing and the rest. Looking forward to digging deeper.....

I'm a producer/director based out of the UK but currently in the latter stages of my indy feature doc 'Cosmic Whistleblowers' which has been shot mainly in the US. I'm happy to share my experience wherever its helpful and hope to see you all here soon.

Simon


Doug Block
6 days agoLink

Hey, Simon, welcome to The D-Word. Definitely look deeper, there's a lot here to be had.

Btw, no need to sign your name at the end of a post. Your name automatically appears at the top.


Timothy Fryett
6 days agoLink

Hello all, I've been learning quite a bit as a D-Word lurker and now I feel like it's time for me to introduce myself.

I am a nonfiction director/editor based in Philadelphia. I have supported myself (just barely!) for the past couple of years mostly with promotional short documentary work for local nonprofits.

This year I've had the opportunity to dive into more traditional documentary editing on a couple feature projects. One of which, "Quest: The Sound & The Fury" was selected for this year's IFP Doc Labs.

I'm putting together some MFA applications this fall and will probably surface on some other discussion topics with some questions related to that endeavor.

Appreciative of this online community and the folks who are clearly investing a lot of energy into keeping it lively,

Tim
http://vimeo.com/fryett

Edited 6 days ago by Timothy Fryett

Timothy Fryett
6 days agoLink

"BTW, no need to sign your name at the end of a post."

Oops, too late to edit but duly noted...


Doug Block
6 days agoLink

Nice catch, Tim, even if not quite in time. Good to have you come out of the shadows and into the D-light. Good luck on your Quest.


Simon Sharman
5 days agoLink

Ha thanks Doug – just seemed polite first time out.


Doug Block
5 days agoLink

We're polite but not redundant, Simon.


Melissa Ludtke
5 days agoLink

Hi, I'm Melissa, working in transmedia storytelling on an iBook platform to convey the journey that two teen adoptees made together, returning to their "hometowns" in rural China to find out what it would have been like to grow up as a daughter in 21st century rural China. The Chinese girls who grew up in these towns were their guides. It's called "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," and our pilot iBook chapter is a free download on Apple's iBooks Store. Can be downloaded with an iBooks app (free in iTunes) — https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/touching-home-in-china/id893434122?mt=11. Meshes video with photo galleries, interactive maps and graphics, document scrolls and narrative text. It's an immersive documentary experience created with digital natives in mind.


Melissa Ludtke
5 days agoLink

On yes, and here's our website link: http://touchinghomeinchina.com/ Melissa


Kayla Parker
5 days agoLink

Hello Everyone!

I signed up for the D-Word a while back and have been lurking but I've finally gotten the courage to post. I was introduced to the website by my former professor Danielle Beverly, and it has been so interesting reading everyone's posts!

I am currently finishing up my master's thesis at Marquette University, studying newswork at a midwest NPR station. I am also working at the Milwaukee Film Festival helping with the Education Screenings. We featured two documentaries this year at our middle school and high school screenings ("The Starfish Throwers" and "Point and Shoot") and the impact they had on the students was remarkable!

I have worked as a researcher and engagement specialist on a few documentaries and hope to continue work in those fields. I believe that documentaries can live beyond the screen as instruments of change, either through education, inspiration, or self-reflection.

It is so nice to meet all of you!

Cheers,
Kayla


Doug Block
5 days agoLink

Greetings, Kayla. Great to have you come out of lurker mode and posting here. And always nice to have some strong, youthful energy in the mix. Lucky you to have Danielle as a teacher, and lucky us to have you as a member.


Ravindra M.R.S.Naidu
about 8 hours agoLink

Salutations to all – me from Singapore – a documentary enthusiast, despite being an acdemic for 30 years, I discovered life is more than developing curriculum – as a vibrant traveller in South East Asia my new Canon EOS M was the instrument that propelled me to be a 'documentarist' – what my camera lens see is more than what my eyes see....Cheerio


Doug Block
about 7 hours agoLink

Cheerio, indeed, Ravindra. Welcome to The D-Word.


Ellen Brodsky
about 2 hours agoLink

In reply to Melissa Ludtke's post on Wed 15 Oct 2014 : Welcome to D-word Melissa – hope you check out the i-doc topic as well as crowd funding. You and your project have been mentioned in both!


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