It's festival season!
Happy summer! For some of you, happy festival season! I have been hiding out in my lab writing and editing, but I’ve also been making a point to get out in the sun. The process of making I/O has been informative, challenging, and thrilling all at the same time….but she’s coming together!
The focus right now is story. I have been working with a renowned story editor and she has definitely helped me cut a lot of the fat on this beast of a film. When I started this project years ago all I wanted to do was a 10 minute short doc for the web on the electronic scene in Vancouver BC. I started asking questions and people started answering them, which sent me in all kinds of different directions. This is the nature of documentary… it just snowballed from there and gradually became more and more of a larger project. I thought to myself, why stop at 10 minutes? Why make a short video for the internet that will easily be consumed, discarded and forgotten in an endless sea of viral content? I realized that I wanted something more, and I'm feeling more and more overjoyed that I made that decision every day that goes by.
While working on the written aspects of I/O, I have been cutting together scenes and sequences that all fit into structured acts that I have built with my story editor. I’m not only learning the meat and potatoes on how to make my first feature film, but learning an all new documentary methodology process altogether. It’s pretty flipping cool.
I’m sure I’ll be seeing a lot of your lovely faces this summer at some of the best music festivals in North America; I will be working on the media team at Bass Coast, Diversity, and of course, Shambhala. If you see me out and about, come give me a hug and tell me about what compelled you to contribute to my project. I would love that.
PS - All those people that never sent me your mailing address please send it so I can give you your earplugs!!