1 Week to Go: How do I do research? Mindmaps are my way.
Researching Count Dante over 7 years has been intense , compelling, sometimes exciting, boring, frustrating, exhilerating, and sometimes satisfying. If feels good to know that you are doing proper research. But what do you do with all the data? I use mindmaps. I have secret notebooks in my rapidly scribbled hand that only I can read, but I needed a way to share the info with other with ease, shareable and interactive.
So I use Mindmaps. I used Mind42.com to do my bread and butter work sometimes and I just started dumping one day and liked how i all worked out in this format. I created a bird's eye view of the massive amount of data I have collected. Adding data in context in easy as well. Information about Dante comes to me from the strangest places sometimes. If you only knew.
Out of this "linked data" I have extracted the core of my documentary. The rest I will find a way to use as extras on the BluRay DVD.
A large part of the time I have been working on this film it has been alone. It is possible to do films by ourselves, the technology allows us that power. But just because we can, should we. Film/media is best when it is a collaborative process, a coming together of great minds and talents. Make a film like this is not like paddling a cone, it is like captaining a huge ship.
The skill sets I need to complete this project are beyond my resources and that is why I need you help.
I always go back to tis quote:
"A poet needs a pen, a painter a brush, and a filmmaker an army." -
-- Orson Welles
Please become part of my team, my army, by making a pledge to help complete The Search for Count Dante.
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