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Ahbra Perry
Sun 13 May 2012Link

Howdy Y'all! I just joined the community and have been feverishly reading posts for the last two days trying to gain a little insight into the business plan of the Doc I am currently working out and keep finding myself extremely distracted following threads that are completely unrelated but totally necessary for my brain to munch on!
With my recent move to Austin with my Partner Taylor and our newest devotion to the world of documentary I can not tell you how excited I was to stumble upon this community.
I just moved from Los Angeles and as much as I loved the smog rolling into to a morning hike in runyon canyon, Texas is a legitimate breath of fresh air. My Partner and I are are up on a ranch in the northern part of the state editing, writing, and preproducing the Documentary we have been working on for the last year before head back down to Austin. We shot in China, Japan, Fiji, Tahiti, and the Philippines and we still have about 4 more places to visit and a whole lot more underwater footage to get, so we are climbing the fundraising hill right now. Our documentary is the story behind Natures only living Gem, the Cultured Pearl, the Farmers and Divers who work to produce it and the environmental battles they must face, so funding has been a bit of a challenge. If any of you have the opportunity check out our trailer www.powerofpearlmovie.com I would love love love feedback, thoughts, or any ideas for collaboration.
Thanks Very much and really look Forward to meeting you all!!
Ahbra


Doug Block
Mon 14 May 2012Link

Great that you discovered us Ahbra and a very warm welcome. Best of luck with your film. Not that we normally encourage double posting but you might want to post your trailer in the Works In Progress topic if you're looking for feedback. This is pretty much just for introductions.


Ahbra Perry
Mon 14 May 2012Link

Thanks very much will do Doug!


Theodore James
Mon 14 May 2012Link

Hi, I'm Theodore James, I've made a few documentaries (Wordplay, IOUSA, Superheroes). I'm working on a few new projects and was referred to d-word by IDA. It's nice to meet everyone.


Draper Shreeve
Mon 14 May 2012Link

Hi All,
I'm a filmmaker in New York City, currently developing two docs. I've known about this site for awhile but for some reason never got around to diving in. Very glad to be a part of it.

Best of luck to all


Thomas Veltre
Wed 16 May 2012Link

Hello Folks!

I’ve been an “independent producer” for about 6 years now – after a couple decades being one of those rare “dependent producers” working as the in-house media producer for the Wildlife Conservation Society (headquartered at the Bronx Zoo). Naturally, most of my contacts have been in the very small world of wildlife and science docs and news stories.

You can see samples of some of my work at my website:

www.thereallyinterestingpicturecompany.com

Back in 1997 I was part of a small group that helped start an organization called Filmmakers For Conservation (http://filmmakersforconservation.org ) and I served on the board there for a few years. While FFC does a good job representing its community, I am impressed with D-WORD – it has a dedication to professional networking on a scale that FFC could never have dreamed of.

I am interested in expanding into new subject areas and new genres, and am looking forward to developing a network in the larger filmmaking community.


Doug Block
Wed 16 May 2012Link

Theodore, Draper, Thomas, good to have you all here with us. Feel free to leap right into the discussions.

Edited Wed 16 May 2012 by Doug Block

Peter Brauer
Wed 16 May 2012Link

Welcome everyone.

In reply to Theodore James's post on Mon 14 May 2012 :

I am a fan of Wordplay. It's a great simple story well told.


Hui Wang
Thu 17 May 2012Link

Hi All,

I'm a filmmaker in Toronto, currently working on my first feature doc and developing two other docs. Very glad to be a part of this.

Nice meeting all of you!
Jane


Kristine Kalnina
Thu 17 May 2012Link

Hello, my name is Kristine Kalnina, I am from Latvia. This is small country with outstanding traditions of documentary cinema (http://www.culture.lv/en/heritage/31/), and I'm happy thet I grew up at time and place, where newest films of Hertz Frank, Juris Podnieks were must-to-see for every child, so giving further understanding about documentary.
About me – I' m working at TV company for last 14 yrs as broadcasting planner and coordinator.
Work in area of photo&video editing and arranging exibitions is my hobby and second direction of work. There I’m focused to find, to understand & make working the essential value, the uniqueness of every event, personality or product which comes to be shown.
Some video editing samples are here: http://www.youtube.com/user/kkristine911/videos
I like this field of work, and I hope this is a very begining of quite interesting way
Thanks, nice day to everybody!


Tracey Quezada
Thu 17 May 2012Link

Hi,

My name is Tracey Quezada, I'm the producer of You and Me and the Fruit Trees. Below is my pitch that needs to be shorten. Any suggestions are very helpful!

You and Me and the Fruit Trees interweaves compelling stories of child sexual abuse. Through each story we see how society’s inability to effectively address child sexual abuse impacts not only individuals, but whole communities and society at large.


Doug Block
Fri 18 May 2012Link

Hui, Kristine, Tracey, welcome to The D-Word. Great to have so many folks registering recently.


Linda Ann Eknoian
Fri 18 May 2012Link

Hi my name is Linda Ann Eknoian, I am an independent producer, filmmaker and actress residing in Boston, MA. I have done some contracted work through Boston Neighborhood Network station in a variety of roles. I am currently working on two documentaries: In the Line of Duty – featuring focusing on Boston Fire Department – Division 1 and Occupy Boston, short focusing on the formation of the Boston Movement. My work can be seen on http://lindaeknoian.com/filmmakerspage.html and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dqVSz0vUbs. Both clips are "rough cut trailers".


Doug Block
Fri 18 May 2012Link

Welcome, Linda. Be sure to go the extra mile by registering for Professional status here. It'll give you access to all 50 discussion topics, for starters.


Doug Block
Fri 18 May 2012Link

Ooops, just noticed you already had , Linda. That's what I get for posting here before checking the daily registrations


Camila Agustini
Fri 18 May 2012Link

Hello,
I´m Camila Agustini, from Brazil, but actually living in Montreal, Canada. I´m an independent filmmaker, recently graduated from International School of Cinema and TV in Cuba (EICTV – www.eictv.org). Last year, I was in the organization of International Festival of Digital Culture (www.culturadigital.org.br)
Right now, I´m collaborating in the development of 2 documentaries and 1 multimedia project besides other projects in fiction.
I´m glad to be here!
Thank you, guys!


Dydine UMUNYANA
Mon 21 May 2012Link

hi!my name is Dydine UMUNYANA I'm an independent filmmaker from Rwanda a small and beautiful country with thousand in central Africa... Currently I'm working on two documentary projects.... and I' m also working in UMBRELLA CINEMA PROMOTERS as Founder and CEO, Our aim is to protect the talented young African woman by Promoting African woman in bringing the light to Afirca through Cinema.

I'm glad to be in this professional community of documentary filmmakers.


Raymund Gerard C. Cruz
Mon 21 May 2012Link

In reply to Dydine UMUNYANA's post on Mon 21 May 2012 :

Hey Dydine.

That sounds like a great prospect. It's unbelievable what the internet can do. People around the world will get to see talented filmmakers from your small and beautiful country. Can't wait!


Doug Block
Mon 21 May 2012Link

Camila and Dydine, really great that you found us. A warm welcome to The D-Word!


James Longley
Mon 21 May 2012Link

Dydine – great to have you on the D-word. I'm sure you'll find many useful resources here.

And thanks for coming to the documentary workshop in Kigali – it's wonderful to have such talented students!


Owen Donovan
Mon 21 May 2012Link

Hello all,
My name is Owen Donovan, I'm a freelance cinematographer working out of Brooklyn. I mainly shoot Music Videos and Narratives but would like to also work on some documentaries. If any of you find yourself in need of a cinematographer please feel free to contact me. Here is a link to my website where you can find my reel and also scene excerpts and music videos from some projects I have photographed. www.OwenDonovanNYC.com
my email is OwenDonovanDOP(at)gmail(dot)com
All the best,

O

Edited Mon 21 May 2012 by Owen Donovan

Doug Block
Tue 22 May 2012Link

Welcome, Owen. Hope The D-Word helps you with your doc work.


Dydine UMUNYANA
Tue 22 May 2012Link

Hello!
@ Raymund Gerard C.Cruz,Doug block and James Longley(my trainer in the workshop)

Thanks for your encouraging am very excited to be with you all in this site and i except to learn more from you in this career we are in altogether,

James am very happy to have in this K-DOX workshop, training us as big you are, ,respect.
thanks at all.


Jean Claude MUHIRE
Tue 22 May 2012Link

Hello all,
my name is Jean claude MUHIRE, and am freelancer filmmaker in Rwanda from Africa and am now working on the project called Rwanda, my nation my life, it's a documentary project of showing the real history of rwanda from the time it started existing up to present.
so i want to contribute that for my country and let people think differently about Rwanda, know what's Rwanda is.

Thanks and looking forward to keep in touch all of you.

MUHIRE

Edited Tue 22 May 2012 by Jean Claude MUHIRE

REMY RYUMGABE
Tue 22 May 2012Link

My name is REMY RYUMUGABE, I'm an independent filmmaker from Rwanda , a small and beautiful country nicknamed Country of thousand hills..Right now I'm co-directing a film called Along the way...also working on my two documentaries

I'm glad to be here


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