Actually, the work of getting ready to edit. Cataloguing footage, tagging scenes, writing, and color-coded notecards. Kinda love this part of the process.
I was asked to present my work in progress, WAZO:IDEA during the MDOCS Storytellers Institute. This was so helpful! Everyone was so generous with their feedback and it really motivated me to keep going. So thankful for the opportunity to screen my work, but also to get inspired by the other filmmakers and storytellers. Also, they had the best chairs.
One of my students, Grace, had her film selected to the Maine Shorts at CIFF. The screening was almost sold out. Super proud of her work documenting the behind-the-scenes work at the Colby Museum of Art.
The name of my editing sequence. I’ve been doing a lot of watching and writing about footage these days. And reading “How the Essay Film Thinks” by Laura Rascaroli. Not a bad way to spend my time.
I was selected to be a LEF Fellow for the Flaherty Seminar in 2018. This was such an incredible experience and I only managed to really take one photo. It not only helped me think through WAZO:IDEA, but these incredible filmmakers pushed me to think more deeply about my documentary practice as a whole. So grateful.
I brought my class to visit the Northeast Historic Film Archive in Bucksport, Maine. I think their favorite part of the trip was looking through old film canisters of educational movies.
The Kesho Wazo people shooting in my back stairwell. This kinda feels like a shift in the film for me. More soon…
Attending the “Speculations in the Archive” workshop at Union Docs. Couldn’t ask for a better way to spend a weekend.
Think this is the third time I’ve taken my students out to Allen Island. They are shooting short visual narratives about the space and the trip. Allen Island is off the coast of Port Cylde and was the summer residence of the Wyeth family.
I’m working on a sample for a grant application and came across this kick-ass color combination.
Dávid interviews me this time. Have to say, it isn’t easy being on the other side of it. #Kesho Wazo
I’m spending the weekend in Keene, New Hampshire at the Monadnock Film Festival. The Song of the Broad Axe is screening early this morning at this amazing venue. Super happy to be here!