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Doug Block
Sun 15 Jun 2008Link

In reply to Ben Kempas's post on Sun 15 Jun 2008 :

Um, Ben, maybe you'll calm down when you realize the Moviemaker list is alphabetical.

Meanwhile, welcome, Yanky.

Edited Sun 15 Jun 2008 by Doug Block

Ben Kempas
Sun 15 Jun 2008Link

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
Sun 15 Jun 2008Link

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?


Christopher Wong
Sun 15 Jun 2008Link

they must have only been reading farmer herman's posts...


Joe Moulins
Mon 16 Jun 2008Link

In reply to Doug Block's post on Sun 15 Jun 2008 :

Silly. It's more like this , for documentary filmmakers.


Ben Kempas
Mon 16 Jun 2008Link

"The D-Word – where docoholics converse."

Back to introductions now...


Jo-Anne Velin
Mon 16 Jun 2008Link

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...


Johan Karrento
Mon 16 Jun 2008Link

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
Tue 17 Jun 2008Link

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
Tue 17 Jun 2008Link

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


Ben Kempas
Tue 17 Jun 2008Link

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
Tue 17 Jun 2008Link

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!

Edited Tue 17 Jun 2008 by John Burgan

Laura Minnear
Tue 17 Jun 2008Link

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
Tue 17 Jun 2008Link

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


Rhonda Moskowitz
Tue 17 Jun 2008Link

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.


Ben Kempas
Tue 17 Jun 2008Link

Doug's ten rules? What did I miss here?


Laura Minnear
Wed 18 Jun 2008Link

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.

http://dbblock.typepad.com/around_the_block_doug_blo/

The Ten Rules of Personal Documentary Filmmaking. Painfully and amusingly helpful.


Doug Block
Wed 18 Jun 2008Link

That one is D's Word. Currently on extended vacation. Glad you found the "rules" helpful, Laura. And welcome to The D-Word. By all means feel free to sign up for full membership ...

Edited Wed 18 Jun 2008 by Doug Block

Johan Karrento
Wed 18 Jun 2008Link

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
Wed 18 Jun 2008Link

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


Doug Block
Wed 18 Jun 2008Link

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


Johan Karrento
Wed 18 Jun 2008Link

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.


Bryce S
Thu 19 Jun 2008Link

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!


Ben Kempas
Thu 19 Jun 2008Link

Welcome, Bryce. What has brought you here?


Erik A Olson
Thu 19 Jun 2008Link

I wish this resource had been around when I got started! I'm a DP / production company owner who works in a lot of reality TV (don't hold it against me!) and have been lucky to play in some feature documentaries these past couple of years.

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