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the traditional written document as well as my first small
documentary. Maybe I have bitten off more than I can chew but I have
always loved documentaries and this is a great way to ease into making
I attended a camera, lights and sound workshop a few weeks ago (using
a digital camera) as a start to learning what I need to know. I have
a year to complete it all.
Looking forward to getting to know everyone and hearing about your
more than you can chew.
What subject are you thinking of doing it on? Keep us posted.
I'll just say "Welcome New Folks!"
As you explore this public face of the professional D-Word Community,
keep in mind that a lot of the folks you will meet here travel to
documentary film festivals around the country -- and if the
filmmakers don't travel, their films certainly do. Larger colleges
and universities often have documentary films screenings which are
open to the public. So those of you who are curious about
documentaries and the people who make them, this space will help
connect you to documentary filmmakers who just might show up at
a "theatre/screening near you."
I keep hoping Doug will make a trip to the Dallas/Fort Worth area so
I can thank him in person for (1) creating the D-Word Community (both
public and private) and (2) making "home page," a film which has had
a profound influence on my life and career.
There are plenty of good folks here. I hope all of you who have
walked in will stay a while.
coming to St. Paul/Minneapolis. We've got several little theaters
that show good stuff, and i'd like to get out to as many as possible.
Maybe in the announcements thread?
saying that!) will be about a jazz combo as it moves from early
conceptualisation of a piece to a performance intercut with interviews
with the individual musicians.
My thesis is on the psychology of creativity in collaboration.
imagined as mostly improvised-- don't think of it as conceptualised.
Thanks for the kind words, John. We'll definitely keep you, Jen and
others notified about screenings in a theater near u. Funny, 4 D-
Word members were recently out at Hot Springs, Arkansas, showing
their works at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.
school kinda got in the way. :-(
Maybe next year!
Currently producing a bio doc about artist Jennie Brownscombe, 1850-
1936. This will be my first e-producer role. I've been involved in
docs with PBS affiliate and nonprofit history organizations for
several years,in most capacities except camera. I'm looking forward
to the support of more experienced people.
My interest in docs is in the joy of telling the story and the
experience of being in the midst of vibrant, creative people.
Back on D-Word after a long absence. But it's great to be back folks.
I made a doc called BookWars, you can find out more at the site,
http://www.camerado.com -->CAMERADO. Or check it out
online, via Windows Media, on http://www.cinemapop.com
Right now, working on a variety of doc and non-doc idears, and am
acting in a play called "Line", the longest running off-off broadway
play in NYC history (at the 13 Street Theater, 212-675-6677)
Great to be back,
of creativity in collaboration. Please keep us posted.
otherwise. Any spam will be immediately erased, so kindly don't
waste your time or ours, ok?
Doug, is your movie out on video and/or playing anywhere near
www.d-word.com and click on the Home Page on Home Video button.
It'll take you right to the Facets Video order form.
A steal at $19.95! And a great stocking stuffer!
I have recently created a company, Out of the Dirt Productions, whose
mission is to bring awareness and get others to take action to solve
urgent environmental, health and social issues.
My first film, RATS TO ROSES, is intended to be a one-hour documentary
that celebrates New York Citys community gardens and the dedicated
volunteers who keep them flourishing. I believe that this documentary
could potentially play a valuable role in helping to prevent the
destruction of NYCs beloved gardens.
These gardens have provided a haven, a sanctuary, and a community
center without walls, in the heart of NYC to thousands of low-income
people of color. They have given them a sense of pride and feeling of
accomplishment in helping to make their community a better place to
live. My goal is to become even more effective in communicating how
the power of one, the power of each person to affect change.
On another completely different note, I want to sell Final Cut Pro
1.2.5, new factory sealed copy plus $1000 of free software. And want to
know how to do this?
All the best,
for sale on ebay
for professionals. Email me if you're confused or having a problem
getting in there. If not, please copy and post your intro there.
I've just joined D-word through the back door, cause of being on the
AIVF board. I'm certainly glad to have found out about it because I've
found like Doug that documentary making can be a lonely art, ironic
because it's also such a collaborative one. . .
I've made a bunch of short docs, coming out of the public access world
in Seattle, seguing in film school in Texas, including an experimental
one called *The Weeping Woman* (because a lot of English speakers had
trouble with the "ll" in Llorona, the real name of the Weeping Woman).
If you're in Dallas in March, you can see my most recent short at the
Dallas Video Festival,*A Summer Day in Central Park* (it's a jungle in
Now I'm working on making the leap to long-form with several ideas in
development. The bread and butter so far is teaching online
(Information Design) and producing corporate and industrial video. :}
But I'm moving into editing as my b&b, am working on a narrative short
right now, *Harvey the Larvae*.
You can see a bit more about my work on my site, soon to be updated.
Looking forward to meeting you all, virtually and in the flesh.
conference, so please re-post this there. I've sent you an email
with directions how to do that.
Nothing wrong with saying hello here, too, though ;-)
money on that superbowl commercial.