Its a hot day in the Bay today. Summer is finally here and so far things are going good. Last week I started editing my SF section. So far I am pleased. Its been a real long process to get through these interviews... So much is said and so much was shot. That's a good thing, though! There is a lot of good conversation and I am hearing things that I need to shape my doc. So far my SF section is structuring-out the way I want it. I am definitely feeling like I am in San Francisco while I edit this section.
The only problem that I am having is deciding what conversation to go with. As mentioned earlier, so much was said. So much was said that I have to take a step back to see where I want to go with the interviews. I can see how the interviews can lead to too many directions. I don't want to open "a big can of worms." And when I say, "a can of worms," I mean that I don't want to go off tangent and loose focus of what the real meaning of what the doc represents. It's interesting because I went through the same thing with LA section. And I have to say, I was really pleased with the turnout, even though it took me a few months to get a good draft.
I am really being patient with my edits. In the past I would always work too fast and try to get through my edits emotionally. But, this time around I have taken a different approach. I am taking my time and making sure I am more detailed than ever. I am being more picky then ever and I am pushing myself to make everything perfect or at least close to perfect. So I am listening more closely to interviews and I am being more creative with the situation that I set myself up with. I guess what I am trying to say is that, I have to be creative in every way to make this story as interesting as possible.
The SF section is another challenge and I am looking forward to another few months on this section! I am having fun and that's what matters most.
Sometimes I feel I am still in shock that my project was made. Lately, I have been going through footages of my SF and LA trip and I catch myself saying, "Did I shoot that?" I didn't have a conscious when I shot this doc. I was going to live and die with whatever was filmed.
That's it for now