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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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Tiffany Ellis

Hello D-Word! So excited to have joined this community. I'm a producer & director working on my first feature project after creating shorts and branded content for the last 10+ years.

My projects tend to focus on music, dance and performance in cultures around the world, often by design but occasionally by kismet. I produced the web series 80 Faces: Eighty Years, Eighty Stories for the American Dance Festival and I have collaborated on projects with indigenous communities in Australia, South Africa and Hawaii. I served as Post Production Supervisor on award-winning PBS documentary Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula and created short oral history films with Australian Aboriginal communities for Voices of the Wheatbelt, a photography exhibit about contemporary Noongar lives that toured nationally in Australia in 2010. I was also a producer on the Inner Strength web series for Nike, which chronicles athletes including decathlete Ashton Eaton, quarterback Marcus Mariota and comedian Kevin Hart.

I have an MS in Visual Anthropology from Oxford University and studied film production and history at Occidental College in Los Angeles. After spending most of my adult life living out of a suitcase following curiosity, unique opportunities and interesting projects (and living in ten different cities over the last fifteen years), I now split my time between my hometown of Portland, Oregon and Toronto, Ontario. 

I am thrilled to be part of the D-Word community after being introduced to it by Doug Block at HotDocs this year. So often I feel like a lone ranger working on these kinds of projects and it's nice to have a group of like-minded people at my fingertips! Look forward to staying connected.

Antonio Lobo

Hi colleagues!

I am Antonio. I am producer/director in southern Spain.  I have directed three documentaries up to date. i also have been involced in production. Now I am getting some camera skills with a very basic Canon XA30. (I started with two HF10s long time ago so...  I am improving !) 

I am willng to work on a more international level as I see little funding oportunities from here.

This comunity looks like very interesting! Lets see... ;)



John Burgan

Welcome to The D-Word, Antonio! We love Seville (well I do!) Have a look around and post more...

Andrea McGurran

Good morning... I am Andrea, and I am beginning my move into documentary filmmaking after over a combined 36 years in freelance investigative journalism, travel writing and photography, ghost-writing, book creation and writing, textile design, art, and more.  My husband and I worked together to create a presentation for a private event we arranged for former air cadets who attended one of many training camps in southern Alberta, Canada, and my work was so much appreciated that over 200 people wanted a copy of the "documentary" as they called it.  It dawned on me that this was a path that I should pursue.  Together, we are working in our evenings, after work (his) and teaching (I teach during the day) to research a number of amazing ideas and have created a corner of our basement for our pop-up studio for filming work.  I am not saying a lot at this point, as we are keeping the topics hush-hush, but we are looking at a travel series, a course, and an expansion of the original documentary that we made.  We are working at this point with a much loved Canon 60D (thank God for live-view!), a Manfrotto tripod, a Chromakey green screen, and a Rode, camera-top microphone.  And for anyone who has had issues with the Rode basic interview, camera-top microphone, with clicking and hissing on the audio, we tried all the attempts by others to eliminate it, but found it less time-consuming to simply clean the audio up with Audacity software.  We are also using a collection of different art and video softwares to give us the look and affects that we want.  Despite its controversy across the Internet, if you have a good imagination, VideoMakerFX can be a useful tool from a design and marketing perspective.  Otherwise, Videopad, Wavepad, etc. and HitFilm4 Pro are proving very helpful.  I could go on, but I have found a good combination of softwares that I have not got space to mention here, that are allowing us to create and make our imagined ideas real.  Hope to chat with you all at some point.  The best part about this journey we are on is that we are always continuing to learn something knew. 

Becky Goldberg

Hello, my name is Becky and I am a non-fiction editor in New York City. I cut docs for tv (you know, documentaries but with commercials.) I look forward to being a part of the community!

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