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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.

Please note that this is one of our Public Topics, so best to enter email addresses with (at) to prevent them being harvested. Spam will be deleted.

Ben Kempas
Pro
Welcome, everyone, from a co-host who has lately been too busy to
hang out here.

J.E. - I filmed the Playersrun twice in the past. Other documentary
makers film weddings for a living, I did silly stuff like this:
<http://www.playersrun.com/roadrally/d02/Slides/38.htm>. However, I
can't see how anyone can make a decent film about such a rallye
while being stuck in one car for most of the time. We had our own
van, and in one year, two additional cameramen.

Alessandro - See you in our professional forum,
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"oldmetal" - Welcome, what's your real name?
Gary Parker
Fan
Hi Ben, I'm Gary Parker. I didn't realize that I removed my name
when I first posted. I moved over to the Mentoring Room. I'm in
preproduction on an historical documentary. All the research has
been done. Now it's time to review about 40+ hours of taped
interviews, letters, pictures, etc. I've contacted several
institutions for resources and have preliminary approvals for use of
copyright materials. I'm also working with the main historian about
the subject. I'm looking for other interested parties such as
producers, editors, writers, cinematographers, etc. I plan to have
this made for broadcast and haven't decided whether to go with
digital video or film for the final product. That's one of the areas
that I need advice about.
Paul Cypert
Pro
Hey Guys,
My name is Paul Cypert. I'm an american living in Bangkok, Thailand.
I am a photographer getting more and more into documentary films.

Paul
Paul Cypert
Pro
Do people still use this forum? Doesn't seem like there's many
posts...I'm trying to find a good community for doc stuff.

Paul
Doug Block
Host
This is The D-Word's public forum where all newcomers are welcome.
The forum for those with professional doc experience is The D-Word
Community, and that's where the lion's share of posts are. You're
pretty much limited to The Mentoring Room topic here. And of course
you can read the special guest topics we have from time to time.

Hope to have a makeover of The D-Word in a few months where the
public forum will be expanded. Stay tuned.
Paul Cypert
Pro
I guess I'll just have to wait till I'm approved or whatever for the
other forum. Pretty sure I did things correctly, but not sure...

Paul
Paul Cypert
Pro
Yeah,
Well I sent something where I detailed out my doc experience and all
that...


Paul
Richard P. Alvarez
Pro
Okay, having a bit of a time navigating the pages, but I'm trying to
jump through the right hoops to become a community member.

I found the site through a posting on DVinfo.net, where I usually
hang out.

I have more than twenty five years of professional experience in
radio, television and film. I've worked as a television
cameraman,audio engineer, radio newscaster, actor, theatrical
producer, stunt coordinator, screenwriter and yes, filmmaker.

My first first long form doc, AMERICAN JOUSTER
www.americanjouster.com won some awards, and is selling well - so I
am happy with it.

Hoping to make some connections and always looking for new friends.

Richard
Steve Lickteig
Pro
Hello,

I work as a radio producer to pay the bills, but I currently have two
documentary films I'm working on. The first, which is nearly
completed, is called Waiting for Hockney directed by Julie Checkoway.
I served as assistant director on the film, conducting about one-third
of the interviews. You can learn more at www.waitingforhockney.com

The other project's working title is Open Secret. It's a personal
story about a secret kept from me for much of my life. Here's the
brief pitch:

What if everything you thought you knew about yourself was wrong? Who
your siblings were? Your parents? Even your heritage? Now imagine that
everybody in your community knew the truth except you. Open Secret
tells the true story of how a farm boy from Kansas discovered who his
adoptive family really was, his connection to the Holocaust and why it
took 30 years to uncover the truth.

A very short "trailer" (something I submitted for a grant a couple of
years ago when I didn't know anything about making a film can be
viewed here: http://www.waitingforhockney.com/movies/Open-Secret.mov)

Now, I have a real director of photography and much more footage.

Anyway, I've been a lurker here for years and now I'm diving in.

Many thanks,

Steve

steve.lickteig@gmail.com
Ana Da Silva
Fan
Hello!

I too have a day job to pay the bills (and after grad school those
are many) and want to work with documentaries, mainly focusing on
underpriviledged children around the world. I've wanted to work
with helping children and tried joining Unicef but hey, I'm not the
office diplomat type. I want to be on the road.

So I googled and ended up here. I know the basics of video
production and have worked with the media in different capacities.
I find that documentaries are a way of being a journalist with
creative room.

I'm very passionate about social issues and am one of those people
who's not happy with her job being just a job. I need to be
involved with my work. I'm figuring out where to go next and being
in NYC helps of course. I'd like to research and write (perhaps
eventually produce).

I'll keep it at that for now and if anyone has any suggestions,
ideas, or comments please do share. Thank you for having me here!

Ana
Doug Block
Host
Welcome Ana and Steve. Glad you found us. Ana, hard to give
suggestions without specific questions. Maybe you could take one or
two to the Mentoring Room topic.
Robert Murdock
Fan
Hello all,

I am a 30-somthing guy from Seattle Wa. I've recently taken up an
interest in documentaries. I'm going to try to take the creative
plunge and see what I can do with making one or two or ....?

I actually was looking for a place to post some specific questions
but found this topis, so, just sayhing hi!

Robert
Doug Block
Host
howdy, robert. post your questions in the Mentoring Room topic.

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Andrew Corica
Fan
Hi, I am Andrew, 16 years. I hail from PA. I have just started with
documentary's. My first one was on Myanmar in 8th grade. And I am
working on my second and third this year.
Robert Goodman
Pro
That's terrific. Welcome. The hosts will chime in soon but they are in
Amsterdam at the moment.
Doug Block
Host
greetings from amsterdam, andrew. great to have you aboard. good
luck with your docs!
John Burgan
Host
Greetins from Denmark too. What was the story of your Myanmar doc,
Andrew?
Robby Bailey
Fan
Hey everyone. I am an aspiring filmmaker, in the process of doing
what I can to get into film school, but until then I am trying to
absorb as much knowledge as I can about film. I find myself at the
begining of what I hope is an amazing journey.
Allison Wilson
Fan
Hello!
My name is Allison. I moved to Eugene, OR after graduating from
Webster University with a degree in Audio Production. I am currently
working with a lovely lady here in town developing a documentary
about Gnostic Christianity. I have some experience from school, but
am lost as to where to start, really. Where do we go for funding?
That's the big question. How do we get the ball rolling? We've found
a producer and other community members willing to help. My hope is
that this film will give me the experience to start making my own
very soon. Any advice is greatly appreicated.
Doug Block
Host
Welcome Robby and Allison. The Mentoring Room is the place to ask
those sorts of questions, Allison. Generally, though, there's private
money, grants and broadcast money. And broadcast money, if any, won't
come until you're considerably further along.
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