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!
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In reply to Beth Cloutier's post on Mon 29 Sep 2014 :
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!
Good to have you here, Jonathan. Btw, no need to sign your name to your posts, it appears automatically above.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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,
"BTW, no need to sign your name at the end of a post."
Oops, too late to edit but duly noted...
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.
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.
On yes, and here's our website link: http://touchinghomeinchina.com/ Melissa
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!
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.
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
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!
Hi D-Word folks! I'm Kevin – a filmmaker who loves to explore beyond the plate in front of me. Yep, I'm a food documentary filmmaker.
Currently I'm creating a documentary series about the true stories of food entrepreneurs and innovators around the globe. If you want to ask me a question – whether it be "What's a J-cut?" to "What's a PBJ sandwich?" – I'm all ears and hungry for more.
Greets all -
First time docu project and my previous experience has been in shorts and 1 zero budget horror flick. We have a great topic with lots of regional interest and lots of material to work with.
Diving in here to sponge up the knowledge before I start flailing away with questions. :)
I'm happy to have found this site and am eager to learn and share.
Also, thank you in advance for your wisdom, help & guidance.
I've been a member for a while but this is the first time I've posted. I'm working on a profile of an Indian-American couple and am looking for a royalty free music license for music that's reflects the music of India but also works under narration in spots. Any idea which libraries have the best selection of world music?