Tuesday, July 26, 2011

On To The Next One

That's right! On to the next one.  I just wrapped up with the SF section. I will now be approaching the NY section.

I'm getting in a groove. I am not thinking about anything when I'm assembling the scenes! Im like Edward Scissor Hands, cutting away!  I am just following the conversation and going with the flow. I know what I have, everyone's conversation is trapped and replayed in my mind all the time! To be honest, since I started this project, that's all I have been thinking about. I can't help it!  I know down the line, I will be dealing with taking out edits or shaping the edits to smooth-out the cuts... but at this point, I'm putting pieces together to see what I have. From there "I take a picture" and go with it.

It feels good to move forward. I feel so so so close to the finish line.

Once I finished the SF section, I immediately looked over the video and I got a weird feeling because I was  revisit that moment of time.  I don't know why I get so tripped-out about it.  When I say tripped out, I mean it in a good way.

I guess that's why I love making films... not only do i like the creation part of it, but to remember in time what happened in that period of time. In my case, its my life being recorded while I am documenting someone else's life. Hopefully, that makes sense, but it makes sense to me. In this particular project, it has been very cool that I can say I was in all these cities to make this.

NY Baby - You next!

That's it for now.

The Filmmaker

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Process Continues

It was a hot 4th of July and a good weekend. I can't believe we're towards the second half of this year. What a roller coaster ride kind of year! My SF section is coming along. I'm really really really happy with the progress. The process is  going so fast that I might get the SF section done this month. I have been really into it. That is always a good sign... well for me of course.

It just interesting how I am moving from one interview to another. I have realized how each conversation so far has been on point and interesting. So far they are all unique in its own way, but still the conversation are  focusing on the theme of the doc.

On that note, I am doing my best to put together the SF section. Santos has said and pointed out a lot of good points. I just want to be clear to the public that, everything you will here will be coming out of there voices and real thoughts. I wanted to stay away from scripted stuff, I don't feel like that's a real documentary, instead scripted stuff comes out like a "TV reality show." And that is not my doc. I am getting real reactions, real talk, and real thoughts.  all the thoughts and conversation is making it easy for me to edit because there is a nice flow from the beginning to end.

As a director I made sure the conversation leads to right direction and made sure we don't go off subject. They way I work, I already have a sequence edited in my head while I am conducting the conversation. That's how much I was involved and into my project. I took a lot of time to prepare and give myself an idea how I want to approach the project.

Hence, the project is becoming more easier to edit as I am keeping true to my vision. For me it helps a lot. Like I said when I open my editing sessions on my computer, I already know what to before the computer even turns on. That is all because the time I have taken to prepare.

That's all for now.

Junior Gonzalez
The Filmmaker