Its been about a year now since I wrapped shooting for this documentary. I’ve had some downtime away from it allowing me to digest the footage and focus on other things I’ve had to put off since starting the film. I have a new personal website in the works plus lots of music and video, it will all be finished soon enough.
I’ve been slowly going through all the video I shot last summer thinking about how to put a story together. It can a be a painful process watching your own work sometimes but it has also been really interesting so far.
A big part of this documentary will be the music. Since even before I knew I was actually going to be shooting this, when it was just an idea, I started making music to give me a sense for what sort of film this could be. I’ve since been doing a lot of research into international musical styles to give the soundtrack a deservedly world sound. World music is often extremely percussion orientated, but I am no percussionist, so for the time being I’m using some software and samples to help with composition and lay down the rhythms. Its been a very educational and inspirational sort of process.
Other things I’ve been doing are developing the art work and a proper website. The site will incorporate this blog, a trailer and some other additional content. It will be the first real unveiling of this documentary to the world so I’m looking forward to it.