I’ve been in hibernation this past month – or at least it feels like it. No airplanes, no adventures and not much interaction with people as I tackle the tedious part of editing this film. It’s tough sometimes and a hard adjustment after the summer that I had, and there are some days, I’m just looking for a distraction.
But I keep my eye on the prize and the prize is the completed film.
Yesterday, I got news that our project was featured on the home page of More Magazine. Jamie Niles had interviewed me a couple of weeks ago and they had gotten it online quickly. They provided a link to our Kickstarter site and that just might be the extra little push we need to reach our goal. We’re less than $400 away with 14 days to go! I’m sure we’ll make it.
In anticipation of making that goal, I have talked to a couple of editors and will pick one who is the right fit for this story or stories.
A professional editor will give the film new eyes and see things that I may not notice and help arc the story in the most powerful way. I cannot wait till I get to that point, when all the footage is transcoded and sound is synced and ready to hand off to the pro to do what they do best – edit the story.
One thing that has been enjoyable is reliving the experience by looking at all the footage and still images that we shot. Listening to the words of our subjects again talking about what they are doing, gave me the energy that I need to get through this part of the process.
I’ve also been editing the thousands of still photographs that we took. My idea from the start of this project was to shoot both video and stills.
The still images may become part of a book or exhibition or accompany magazine articles about this story.
Happy holidays everyone.
I’ll leave you with a few of my favorite images.