Resources for Documenatry? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Open DV Discussion
For topics which don't fit into any of the other categories.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 4th, 2006, 01:14 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangkok, Thailand (work in US in the summers)
Posts: 89
Resources for Documentary?

Hello all,
I've searched through here. I'm sorry if this has been covered or if the question is not allowed.

Anyone know any wonderful forums like this that have a lot of folks posting on documentary films? I'm getting more and more into documentary films and would like to know some great places to read up on stuff and meet some more folks doing this kind of work? I love the forums here and will continue using them, but any pointers?

Paul

Last edited by Paul Cypert; October 4th, 2006 at 03:53 AM.
Paul Cypert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 4th, 2006, 07:44 AM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: San Mateo, CA
Posts: 3,840
Good question, I can't think of any 'doc-centric' forums. It comes up here as a topic from time to time. Usually runs a good while as a thread. Nany of us have produced docs. (I have.)

Is there a particular question or topic you would like to discuss?
Richard Alvarez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 4th, 2006, 02:11 PM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 1,689
There is a doc forum on DVXuser, not very active though. I have pretty extensive knowledge of the genre though so ask away! I am speaking with DA Pennebaker at the Film & History conference in Dallas next month on the place of the documentary film in history...



ash =o)
Ash Greyson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 5th, 2006, 01:23 AM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangkok, Thailand (work in US in the summers)
Posts: 89
Wish I was back home to attend that talk. I'm from Abilene originally and lived in Dallas.

I do documentaries for Non Profits here in Thailand (fluff pieces really)...but am about to start a full fledged possibly full length documentary project and am needing some folks to bounce ideas off, help find some possible funding, etc. Just looking for other folks who have shot year long docs that can share some of the pain of the process...

Paul
Paul Cypert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 5th, 2006, 01:54 AM   #5
Trustee
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 1,689
I have gotten 4 docs funded so far, 2 I had nothing to do with other than hooking up the $$$. My first, and only complete, doc was shot Pennebaker style over about 40 months. I work differently than most and I feel it helps pull out the stories better...



ash =o)
Ash Greyson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 22nd, 2006, 09:51 AM   #6
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 40
d-word

www.d-word.com

This is a forum for doc professionals. There are two parts to the site. The "Forum" is a public space. It has a few forums and also archived online doc conferences on different topics with different guests. The other section is the "Community". This is where all the good stuff is. There are forums for all aspects of doc making. You can post quesitions or read over old posts. Reading through old posts is like getting a master's degree in doc filmmaking. There are doc people with loads of experience from all over the world. The entire site is free, but you have to register for the community section. They want to restrict the membership to doc professionals, so there's an online set of quesitons to find out details about you. I have never made a doc, and I'm currently in university right now. I took a two year break from my filmmaking degree to live in Japan and film an independent doc. I put this in with my other filmmaking/photo experience and I guess it was sufficient. I guess that they're also looking for people who are passionate about learning from people with lots of experience, or people with lots of experience who want to pass it on to the next generation. It might also help if you're currently working on a doc (even in the planning stages).
Tim
Tim Pearce is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:39 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network