Happy Autumn Kickstarter backers! I wanted to give you all an update of what we've been up to these past few months: mostly refining the story, shooting background video, and finding photos that we can intersperse throughout the documentary. Additionally we've started creating a website that will include more pictures, WWII letters, North Dakota history, and other related materials. We are planning to have the website ready the same time the documentary is premiered.
We did hit one snag when reviewing the documentary draft with the executive director from Prairie Public. On one of our key interviews, an air-conditioner blowing in the background picked up quite noticeably in the audio at times. Because of that we had to re-schedule that interview. We were able to get the interview completed earlier this month, and now I am reviewing the new interview and trying to piece it back into the documentary. It did cost us some time, but I think the quality of the finished product should be enhanced because we took the extra time to get it done right.
So, now to the question that I get the most. When will it be done? Unfortunately I have nothing definite to share with you as there's a lot of little details that still need to be completed. Right now, it is looking like it will be early 2014, but as things progress I will be sure to keep you all updated. It is a fun project to be working on, but I am longing for that time when we will finally be able to share the completed film with you all!
Again, thank you so much for your support of this endeavor. It means a lot to me!
Oh and one more exciting thing. Wolftree Magazine, a new publication out of Fargo, ND, featured a six page article on this project in their Volume II. To learn more about their publication visit: http://wolftree.co/
In this photo, Prairie Public Videographer Dave Geck and I are on the ND Capitol Grounds capturing a shot. No my hands aren't always in my pockets.