4 new emails
3 names to contact
2 more emails
And an interview transcriptionist
Ho Ho oh no! The female instinct to decorate, shop, bake cookies, celebrate and drink wine has kicked in. Meaning I haven’t done much work on the film this month and don’t foresee doing too much on it the rest of this month with all the festivities. I could probably use a little break as it has consumed much of my spare time this year. I need to sit back, relax and spend some much needed time with friends and family. Or at least try to.
I can’t take too long of a break because I have many, many hours of editing in front of me. The principal filming is almost done. Hooray! I will still interview any camps that are interested and I need to talk to UPPCO, the Forest Service (again) and local leaders. I read some tips from documentary editors online and filming after the editing starts is a good thing. Especially to strengthen parts of the documentary that needs it. Once I start writing the story I might find some parts of the film lack information.
The first step to editing this film is to transcribe all the interviews. The only interview I’ve transcribed so far is my dad’s (the very first one). I needed to do that to edit the preview on the homepage of this website. I started transcribing the “30-06 Camp” interviews and realized this step is going to take me a long time. Valuable time that I don’t have. So I’m happy to report that I hired someone to help me transcribe all the interviews. My friend’s daughter is on winter break from college and happy to make a few extra dollars. Having the interviews all typed out with time-code reference will let me put the story together on paper before I start cutting video together. It will make the editing process faster. I still plan to listen to every interview again; now with it all typed out in front of me to make notes and highlight what I want to keep and what might hit the cutting room floor. This way nothing that is said will get missed. To edit the short blog videos, I’ve just skimmed through the footage looking for sound bites I remembered from the interviews. I know roughly what’s there but after 26 interviews I need to hear them all again!
If you don’t see a blog for a couple weeks, don’t fret. I’m still on a mission (not impossible) to complete this film. I’m just sitting on my couch between my fireplace and Christmas tree enjoying a glass of wine and watching Christmas movies. Or I’m scrambling around last minute shopping, sending Christmas cards, cleaning my house and wrapping presents. Merry Christmas to you and your family!! ~Kristin