Help, Suggestions, Future of The D-Word

Help with The D-Word

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Difficulties with The D-Word? If you can't find the right answers on our Help page, please post in this topic. Ideas for future D-Word releases or projects can be posted here as well.

Linda Blackaby

Perhaps we can refine the way we try to use the Tags feature.

Could we agree perhaps on some standard tags for the most commonly used or requested kinds of documents?

And perhaps suggest a more standard way of tagging the posts that contain these documents? For example, I often see questions about CONTRACTS (and I believe there are a number of specific kinds of contracts), but don't know if all sample contracts get tagged as such or if they are tagged at all.

Nadia Hennrich

Looking for a reasonable sound studio in los angeles, would anyone here know more? thx much everybody:)

Marth Christensen

The thread on Documentary Films appears to be stuck, aiming at an (empty?) next page, with no room to post.

Mikal Jakubal

I have a proposal for a tagging convention that can be implemented without any other site changes.

On Tom xxxx's post on Fri 17 Dec 2010 in Legal, I applied this tag: DOCUMENT/LetterOfAgreement/Work-for-hire

"DOCUMENT" being in all caps says that there is some sort of contract or document in the post or hidden. It will make DOCUMENTS easy to visually sift out of the tag clutter when doing a tag search under "D."

Slash ( / ) separates the document title, which is "camel-cased" (big and small letters separating words, like the humps on a camel).

The second slash separates a specific topic—with individual words connected with dashes—if there is one. Sometimes, like with Tom's post it is only a paragraph or a specific wording that has been posted and not an entire document or contract.

Using a consistent convention (this or another), will make it easy to find what we're looking for and not waste time opening posts that only have a paragraph when we want, say, a whole producer's contract or participant release.

I think a document archive would be nice, but this is something we can do immediately. Anyone with any useful contracts, releases and so on could place a post in the appropriate topic, paste the document in the hidden section and tag it for others.

Gretta Wing Miller

Hi guys,
Today the lines in the email digest are endlessly long––no wrap. Seems that if poster doesn't hit 'return', the line goes on forever.
Very hard to read!

Peter Gerard

What software are you using to read your mail? I receive digests every day and they still look fine for me. But if you can tell me what you are using I might be able to see if I can solve your problem.

John Burgan

Working here – you can organise by category, posting date or Topic Name – click at the top underneath Discussion Topics

James Longley

oh thanks – I didn't even realize those options were up there. Must have clicked it by mistake with my crazy iPad.

Craig Schneider

Hi, where can I find information on d-word on making a master DVD using Compressor and iDVD? I don't think my Quicktime file to iDVD workflow is yielding the highest quality HD product for replication. I feel like I've lost something in the output, but I can't be sure. Thanks.

James Longley

You can ask that question, but I would suggest asking it in the Final Cut Pro topic, which seems to be where the Apple software post-production questions end up. This topic is for silly people like me who can't figure out how to navigate this extremely well-designed website.

Catherine Stratton

Okay, please don't judge me but I cannot figure out how to join the d-word facebook page – can someone please help me? I've used FB help but their directions don't seem to apply since I can't find the icons they refer to one your page.

Jo-Anne Velin

to move a discussion from one topic to another, linking between topics in other words, how does one do this with a track pad on a powerbook? The instructions say 'right click to copy', but with the track pad? Thanks.

Ben Kempas

Like on any mac, hold down the Control key and click.

Even this PC guy knows that! ;-)

David Herman

double help – i have now lost my formatting on d-word. Just a sort of typed page format. still calm. (barely)

David Herman

put on new boots and bathed and it works – JB you are a genius.

AJ Rounds

I'm doing some research on production pricing for documentary film making. Some films claim it cost them 1.8 million and some $250,000 yet quality and substance seem to be the same. Does anyone have a pricing model I can research that would show me pricing for low budget, mid grade, and high end documentary films? Help????