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.
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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?
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?
they must have only been reading farmer herman's posts...
"The D-Word – where docoholics converse."
Back to introductions now...
In reply to Doug Block's post on Sun 15 Jun 2008 : But we admit they are some of the best posts on d-word. Just when everything gets too self-important or serious, David describes piglets birthing...
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, 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.
uhum...oh, sorry. I had a hard time finding the forum....or maybe I didn't give finding the forum any time....
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.
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!
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.
Welcome Laura. Sounds like you should apply for full membership.
In reply to Gita Pullapilly's post on Mon 21 Apr 2008 : Welcome new D-Worders! A big welcome to Gita! Nice to see you here. Saw a 20 minute rough cut reel of Gita & Aron's film and it's amazing! Gita & Aron are active Connect the Docs members.
Oh, I was sent a link for a blog that I thought was connected to D-word, but now I realize it's a separate site.
The Ten Rules of Personal Documentary Filmmaking. Painfully and amusingly helpful.
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.
Glad to have been of assistance, Johan! Good to hear you've been so busy. What's the LA project about?
Welcome, Johan. You can rest assured that no Finnish broadcasters hang out here. So feel free to speak your mind.
The LA thing is supposed to be a funny documentary. A redneck artist in LA trying to pitch his feature script. A sort of funny "making of". I sound very pessimistic about the funniness of this story....well. Let's just see what happens.
My name is Bryce and I have always wanted to join but for some reason I hadn't. Now I'm on and excited to learn and share. Hi!