Tuesday, October 17, 2006

62 minutes on the timeline, does that mean anything......maybe not, especially when there is so much wonderful material to work with. We could make at least half a dozen great documentaries with each youth.

The film is going well, at least I think so, just don't mind the bald spot when you see me.

I wish someone would bring Shawn and I lunch so we could work through it........we're at the NFB if anyone has a sudden urge to pop by.

Thanks for stopping in. I'm also trying to start a Myspace account, so keep a watch for that.


Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Cassandra in her room

Camille in the games room

David at home


Chad with his guitar

Derek with the antlers of his first deer at 10yrs old in the background

B.J. with her painting

Friday, October 06, 2006

I forgot to mention that the National Film Board of Canada has extended my time in the edit suite to November 20th and I didn't have to beg too much.

Great news, eh!?!

Take care,
It was so exciting today. I love it when things start to fall into place - knock on wood!

I'm feeling like I want to share pictures of the participants with you, what do people think of that?

Watching, staring and hearing their voices for 8hrs a day makes me want to share them with you all.

It gets quite intense in the edit suite but Shawn and I always have room for laughter, thank goodness for that. I'll have a few stories to tell once this is all over.......or will it ever be over.

I was asked what kind of sound equipment I used during filming; I used a preamp mic for our DVX100 camera, so I used both lav and the camera mic. We also used minidiscs for ambient sound for our film footage.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Shawn and I are motoring along.

We've put what I want to say on the timeline, now it's just organizing it; everyone has so many insightful things to say, the elimination process is tortuous.

I bet you all can't wait to see the finished product, eh.

Feel free to let me know if there are things you want to know about the edit process.

I'm using an Avid system and have 5 more weeks of edit time.

You all be well,

Saturday, September 23, 2006

The dynamic duo......

or so we like to think.

Shawn doing what he does best.

We're 37 mins in; Cambridge Bay is on the timeline.

I have to think, think, think, how the heck to organize the material!

Shawn saw my wheels spinning today, lucky guy, it's just the beginning.....he can handle it.

Okay, got to get back to work.


Monday, September 18, 2006

I've just had two days off now I'm ready to get back to work and really let the creative juices flow.

Shawn and I watched the 16mm film images on Saturday. As I sat watching them, my mind was racing, I was getting excited with all the possibilities -where to place them with which voice over. Sun, trees, tundra, snow, dogs, gigantic ravens, children, snow bugs, musk ox, ski doos, deserted streets, panoramic views of Beauval and Cambridge Bay.

The time lapse sunrise and sunsets that John worked so hard to get look amazing!

I pick up my super 8mm images tomorrow.

You all take care,

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Shawn and I are so excited to the point where I burst into spontaneous song - it's good for the soul.

We have so much to work with so many options, it's mind boggling, but we take it a step at a time and it comes together.

Shawn's quick and so easy and wonderful to work with, which I'm thankful for being in an inclosed space together for 7 hours a day.

Scream Your Dreams is coming together; keep sending me the postive vibes.