Feedback For The Documentary
So I sent off my documentary to Gordie Tupper (Chek News), as well as Bruce Williams (CTV Vancouver Island), and Ms. Leigh (who worked with us last year on “The New Kid”).
Gordie said that generally everything was great and that the only concern was the audio which I have understood beforehand and am going to fix with my purchase of a shotgun microphone. Ms. Leigh has similar feedback with “I think you managed to show the affection the bakers have for their establishment, craft, and community. Your camera work is solid, and my only real issues with the filming were equipment based, which I know is out of your control.”
I have also submitted it to the Reel Youth Film Festival hosted by the Vancouver International Film Festival, but won’t hear back ‘til around the end of the school year.
That all aside, Kay Lovett (who is one of the artists for the murals in the bakery; one of the main people I interviewed) came into the bakery today during my shift. I thought it was an odd time for her to come in. Turns out she arranged through Dave to come and talk to me.
Back in 1995 a documentary was made on the woman who started the Moss Street Market here in Victoria. The documentary was called “Outstanding in Her Field” with a basis of being about women in organic farming.
Kay told me that the video has become outdated and they were thinking of making one this year during the spring.
She also mentioned that one of her friends forwarded my documentary to her because she was in it (and surprisingly the friend was not Dave).
Long story short she came to offer the opportunity to me! She said that it would be a great addition to my portfolio (which I absolutely agree upon) and as well, they are currently getting together some grant money, so this would definitely be a paying gig.
Not only that, but Chelsea has informed me that there is a bunch of weddings planned this summer for us to film. Paper Heart Films Victoria (http://www.paperheartfilms.ca/)
I am so excited to finish off my Grad year creating!