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Introduce Yourself

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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.

Yanky Ascher
Pro

Thanks Ben.
I'm sorry the site isn't working. It's working for me though, from my home computer.
Perhaps there is a long-distance issue. :)

Joe Scherrman
Pro

Very interesting website Yanky. I like the look. I wasn't able to watch the trailer but I think that's my issue.

Yanky Ascher
Pro

Thanks Joe.
The site is simple, but effective. It has that antique style which works well with the film.
You can see more of what we do, including a rather aggressive archival restoration project, at www.jemedia.org.

Ben Kempas
Pro

I didn't actually see the list, it was John Mounier who told me about it. But hey, people do find us this way!

So who else is out there?

Doug Block
Host

I saw the Moviemaker article in Nina's office last week. It was a really stupid description of The D-Word. Something like "MySpace for documentary filmmakers." Where do they come up with that stuff?

Ben Kempas
Pro

"The D-Word – where docoholics converse."

Back to introductions now...

Johan Karrento
Pro

Hi,
We're going to shoot a doc in LA in january. The team is just two people, a small camera and no fixed locations (we're travelling with a guy). HOw would I get a permit for this? How do you guys do this in LA (or USA for that matter). Is there a small team permit or a documentary permit or should I just shoot without a permit? Any answers are welcome.

Johan

Doug Block
Host

Johan, this topic is for introducing yourself. We have a place called The Mentoring Room where Enthusiasts can ask questions. So, let me just add... welcome to The D-Word.

Johan Karrento
Pro

uhum...oh, sorry. I had a hard time finding the forum....or maybe I didn't give finding the forum any time....

Ben Kempas
Pro

Welcome, Johan. You're actually a full Member now, so you've got the full choice of topics on The D-Word and won't be limited to the Mentoring Room with your questions. Anyway, tell us a little about yourself here, please.

John Burgan
Host

Hey Johan, welcome to the D-Word. We met in Berlin at the HdK back in 2000. Now I'm living in Denmark and you're back in Finland. Good to have you here!

Laura Minnear
Pro

Hello everyone. I've been following some of the discussions as a ghost reader whenever member Paul Devlin walks away from his computer for any length of time and leaves the forum up...I really like what I see and am excited to join. I live in Brooklyn and co-edited Paul's latest movie, "Blast". I made the transition a few years ago from working primarily on PBS docs to now independent non-fiction films. Somehow more work/less money does end up equaling richer rewards and I really look forward to connecting with the world of people out there who are just as crazy to go for it. I'm currently editing a personal doc for another filmmaker and Doug's ten rules are coming at the perfect time. Thanks for those, Doug.

Peter Brauer
Pro

Welcome Laura. Sounds like you should apply for full membership.

Johan Karrento
Pro

Hi,
I'll just try again.....till I get the hang of it, how this forum works. I've been working more or less as an independent filmmaker since 2002...where I met John Burgan....that's actually we're I started. John got me interestd in Chris Marker...I'm very thankful for that, and it's very nice to find you here, John! Well, I've been working six years (doing art, shorts and documentaries). I have a broadcaster in Finland that buys my stuff and I guess that makes me a whole lot less independent – since they have to have their say about everything. Can they read this? Am I talking too much?

Anyway. I'm sick of television and want to do stuff where I'm more free...but for now, I'm going to use television money to take me to LA because I don't need another finnish winter.

John Burgan
Host

Glad to have been of assistance, Johan! Good to hear you've been so busy. What's the LA project about?

Doug Block
Host

Welcome, Johan. You can rest assured that no Finnish broadcasters hang out here. So feel free to speak your mind.

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