This last weekend we traveled to Mexico to get some “B” roll footage, voiceovers and interviews. For 10 years, I have been reading and researching. Now in the production stage I keep thinking of more ways to get more footage. At work I am NOT even allowed to read anymore. I sneak books home to scour at night. I am a read-a-holic. Intervention is needed!
We are putting all of the puzzle pieces together. When this project started, it was about a 500-piece puzzle. Over the past ten years, it has grown into a 10,000-piece puzzle that we’re having trouble compressing everything into a two-hour DVD. Every day I get more excited at the footage, the interviews, the information, the pictures, and the music. I love music. Carlos Avena, a wonderful guitarist, has sent me some of his music to lay under different portions of the film. Very cool!
More people are taking advantage of the pre-production price which is a good thing. Film making is VERY expensive and if I learned anything while living in Mexico it is “if you’re going to do something, do it well and do it right.”
Many are anxious to view the final product, but none as anxious as we are. Distribution will be in the early fall. As soon as we have the DVD in our hands we will mail them out and no doubt blog about mailing them out! We are pathetic. Love to write. Love to read. Love to produce. Love it all. I truly believe you will all enjoy the final product. I wonder how much it would cost to rent a theater to view it all together. Hmmm something else to research …