Sometimes people come to me seeking advice on making documentaries, and I give a lot of advice where it's needed, but probably the most important one is Editing is Boring.
To do it right, you have to go through all the footage, mark off or render out what you think MIGHT have meaning down the line, and then keep going. All day. All night. Whenever you have time. Stuff you filmed, that you LIVED through, but have to live through again. I run it at 125% speed, but that only gets back a little time. It's just running the footage as I can and listening. I can't have other music playing (although if I put something on very low, I can sometimes get away with it) and I DEFINITELY can't be watching anything else while I do it. It's just.... so long and tedious.
The highlights, though, are when someone says something that makes me sit up, set it aside as a "VITAL KEEPER" and I know that down the line, audiences will laugh or gasp when they hear it. But I just wanted you to know... it's not you, if you do these projects. It's really that boring.
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A couple weeks back, I was lucky enough to get an invitation to an Apple II Reunion hosted by John and Brenda Romero. I flew into California, set up a camera, and recorded a few interviews with some Apple II greats. The sound was not pristine (although I can work with that), and I definitely made some nice contacts and got some good footage. Here's a collection of photos and screenshots from that:
These quick interviews and raw footage will be going to Archive.org very shortly, as agreed upon with the Romeros. It was a great time and I'm happy to share it.