Monday, June 29, 2009

Editing begins on latest documentary Gen Silent

Reels from the 600 series of Shooting Gen Silent on my desk in Marin County, CA.
600 indicates the 6th shoot in Boston, MA where this film takes place.
The gray series above are their permanent numbers in the MAD STU Media archive

I began editing this morning on our doc about Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender elders going back into the closet for fear of getting improper care.

The first day is always the most exciting because you have in your mind how perfect all your shots and interviews look. All 40 hours are perfect, the composition, the lighting, the quotes from our subjects- all just the way I remember it.
But as I begin to log footage that illusion will fade and there will be a lot of great moments and some disappointments. But rarely in my 25 years of doing this have I felt as confident in what we have in the can.

The skill is turning what you see above into what is below:

http://gensilent. com/