And we're glad to have you here, Ellen. Welcome aboard and good luck with your short.
Hello everyone or as the Rolling Stones would put it: "Please allow me to introduce myself..." :)
I am the new Online Editor at reelisor.com, the MEDIA sponsored social networking site for European documentary professionals – that is represented at the D-Word with its own reelisor topic -> http://www.d-word.com/topics/show/151-reelisor?read=new
I'm looking forward to getting in touch with all the reelisor users as well as other documentary film professionals!
Welcome to The D-Word, Steve. There is an even easier way to link to another Topic – click on the blue link "Help with Formatting" to the bottom right of the window where you type and you can scroll down a list of all possible Topics including reelisor
You also should sign up as a Full Member of The D-Word
Thanks for the advise. :)
I'm just starting to check out all the opportunities the D-Word offers.
I especially like the approach not to divide discussions into too many different threads, but to present them in on steady stream of posts. That feels more natural, like a personal talk.
Hello I heard about this site from one of my professors. I figured I would check it out. Hope to learn a lot! Thanks!
Just an update on the Docummunity project I mentioned here about a year ago – well it now has a blog that talks about collaborative media and documentary with the hope of building a small but dedicated group of filmmakers who are interested in the idea of a collaborative documentary. The link is http://docummunity.wordpress.com/ comments about anything and everything are welcomed!!
Welcome, Lindsey and welcome back, Jeremy. Helpful stuff on your blog, well done.
Hey all! I was just at the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival and every conversation was d-word this and d-word that. I thought people were trying to talk about something without letting me know what it was, The 'D' Word... Over the course of the weekend I figured it out though, and my paranoia passed.
welcome, dustin! really enjoyed your film (PRAYERS FOR PEACE) at the Sebastopol Film Fest. beautifully animated, simply narrated, with a powerfully emotional ending. jury award well deserved!
(btw, make sure you apply for full membership with the D-Word so that you get access to all the other topics...)
So Dustin joined the cult ;) Yipeee! Loved your film too. Absolutely beautiful. You should put info on it up on the films page here.
Welcome, Dustin. By all means apply for full membership here . Then we dance in a circle and suck your blood.
Dustin, great to see you here. You will be talking mysteriously about the D-word soon enough too.
Dustin – I'm looking forward to seeing more of your animation and keeping in touch via D-Word
Hey Dustin, good to see you in D-Word and glad to see your film is continuing its festival run. Congrats on another well-deserved award.
Hi everyone! I'm very excited to finally be a member of The D-Word. I've made 2 documentary features to date, "Orthodox Stance" (2008) & "Breezewood, Pennsylvania" (2004), and am in production on a third film. I'm looking forward to interacting with this inspired and talented community of filmmakers!
Glad to have you here, Jason. Finally. We've had people working on you for years now ;-)
Hello! I am a documentary Editor (who also does Assistant Editor work) recently finished work as an AE on the documentary 'Countdown to Zero'. Our team was lucky enough to have the film play at this year's Sundance Festival. I was very excited by the documentaries I was able to catch at the festival!
I'm looking forward to joining a community of other documentary professionals!!
And we're happy to have you here with us, Daniel. Congrats on Countdown, and feel free to dive right into the conversations here.
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Hey all! This is a great doc community...glad to be here!
Welcome Hitomi and Leonard. Always good to hear of reliable transcription services
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In reply to Ted Nieters's post on Sat 13 Mar 2010 :
Hey Leonard – go easy on the sales pitch. You already listed your services a couple of posts ago, so it's not necessary to repeat. Double posts are redundant at The D-Word.
Please don't post there now, but in future, put ads like these in Public Classifieds – thanks.
Thank you John, this is the type of advice and guidance I was hoping and looking forward to. I guess we have broken the ice with our non-verbal protocol
Will follow your advice.
Leonard.In reply to John Burgan's post on Sat 13 Mar 2010 :
Sure is nice to have you on board with us, do please settle in and make yourself comfortable for this pleasant journey along with friends.
Leonard.HiIn reply to Hitomi Lei's post on Sat 13 Mar 2010 :
Thanks Leonard =)
I wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions for me. I absolutely love documentary film and am trying to put myself in a position to learn more about this passion. However, I work full time to pay the bills and the jobs / internships I have found conflict with my Monday through Friday work schedule. How can I find something with a flexible schedule that will allow to pursue my dream without going broke?
Just plan on going broke, makes life easier.
NYC has lots of opportunities. Take money off the table and give your time, work your way up, meet some people and find your place. Try http://www.ifp.org and make some friends on d-word. Doc people drop the egos at the door and are generally pretty great people. Welcome!
But if anyone can answer his question, I'm all ears... And already broke.
I prefer to not call it "broke" but "financially challenged,"
In reply to Daniel Sharon's post on Sat 13 Mar 2010 :
Daniel, I have a suggestion for you in the Mentoring Room. Want to keep this topic strict to introductions only. Follow me there.
Hi everyone! Whew! I'm here... My name is Dino Reyes and on occasion, when I'm inspired, I make films. I'm completely self taught and started making films when I was 8 years old. I have directed theater, shot a few shorts & music videos and I am getting close to completing my largest documentary project to date, Andy Paris: Bubblegum King.
I look forward to digitally mingling with such an impressive cast of film professionals and I hope to learn and share knowledge on the best way to help get a doc out there into the world.
Greetings, Dino. Nice to have you here with us.
Hey film makers. I'm an "enthusiast" now but with the hope of ultimately becoming more. I'm attempting to produce my first documentary so sorry if I don't have much to add yet but I'm excited to learn from you all.
Hey Karen, great to see you made it here. Now you have to take the next step and register for full membership ...
Might amuse you to know I posted my Packer speech in the Doc Bar & Grill last week and it got quite the reaction. For D-Worders who hang out in virtual bars, Karen is the one who hired me to give the speech.
oh, so then she owns the rights to your fart story...
In reply to Ted Nieters's post on Sat 13 Mar 2010 : Hi Ted, Have you bumped in Dunya Alwan who is one of the founders of Birthright Unplugged? She and I co-produced a short doc years ago before she started this non-profit which brings North Americans on tour of the occupation in the West Bank. They also take Palestinian refugees on tours of their ancestral villages and holy sites. SHe has done some work on a doc as well.
Hi all, I'm a recent graduate of NYU's journalism school where my studies focused on documentary film. I just finished a thirty minute short about a day care facility that's housed in a home for the elderly. I'm applying to festivals now and learning as I go.
Nice to have you here, Caitlin, and welcome to The D-Word. And to the real world, I guess.
In reply to Ellen Brodsky's post on Mon 15 Mar 2010 :
Ellen, no I haven't. She lives in the West Bank? Birthright Unplugged sounds very interesting and I'd love to talk to her more so if you could please send me her contact info that would be great. Maybe I could get together with her next time I'm on the other side. Thanks
Hi all. Just referred to this community by another member. I'm a San Francisco-based documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on public television and in various film festivals. Mostly I just get more excited about the possibilities of a great story and the process of putting it together than I get discouraged by everything else that goes along with this beloved process. Hoping to maintain that.
Looking forward to digging through what's been said here, and contributing where I can ...
Welcome aboard, Alex. I see that it was the great Eddie Marritz who told you about us. Can't get a better reference than that.
Just found you guys and looking forward to learning from you and offering my advice. First question – I've got a bunch of old b & w photos that I'm planning to use in my next documentary. Any suggestions as to how best to scan these to my hard drive and at what ppi for best quality?
Michael – Welcome to The D-Word. This topic is really for introductions, so I'll keep the answer brief:
As higher resolution means better results but considerably longer processing times, requirements for scanning really depend on the size of the original photos and the magnification to which you wish to electronically "zoom" into them later on. So my recommendation would be to do a test run of the whole process with just a few photos scanned with various resolutions, and you'll see what you need.
More questions? Enthusiasts can post them in our Mentoring Room .
I am an aspiring filmmaker who just found out about this site from a fellow member. I am really interested in new models for marketing, distribution, financing, micro-financing, crowdsourcing, social media, transmedia, and all other aspects of film that are rapidly changing due to the internet. I understand that what I have just mentioned encapsulates much more than just documentary filmmaking, however, it has really been the documentary filmmakers who have been most successful at this (i.e. Robert Greenwald, Sandi Dubowski, etc. etc.).
I am hoping to find some great information on these forums about these topics. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Specifically, I am interested in marketing/promoting videos on YouTube. I recently created a video for a non-profit for which we acquired sponsorship based on the amount of views that we get. The more views=the more donated.
While this video is not a documentary I think it illustrates (along with Pink Glove Dance) a form of altruistic advertising or in essence the most micro way in which to finance a project. Specifically, by donating time people can fund a cause/film.
Here is a link to the project that I just launched: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSkgWJvFeY8
If it is not ok that I posted this because it is not a Doc. Please flag/remove my post and I will post again without the link.
Once again any feedback on promoting/marketing YouTube videos would be greatly appreciated!!!!
Wade, there's plenty to wade through here (sorry, couldn't resist) especially in the Archived Topics (featuring Dubowski etc.) – you could read for weeks on end.
Can't watch your clip right now but it's perfectly acceptable to post a non-documentary link. Our regime isn't that tough. :-)
And welcome to The D-Word! So, who else is lurking out there?
Hi Doug, those two are very cool events. Thanks for posting...