Doc movie rut

posted by Jeff | Thursday, July 6, 2023, 5:00 PM | comments: 0

I realized yesterday that I haven't really done anything to move the rum documentary forward in the last month, other than commissioning some animation for it. I don't like that feeling, and I don't want it to feel like a burden.

The thing is that I have to start doing some editing. That's hard, because I need to figure out how the material that I have becomes a cohesive narrative, allowing for gaps in that narrative. In fact, finding those gaps would help me determine what's next, and how I might fill in those gaps. At the very least, I have another interview I know I can do, and there's also another bar that I think I want to check out locally. I'm also wondering if there isn't a story in the keys, because that just feels natural when it comes to drinking anything in Florida.

I also want to go back to the distillery and have their store manager do her walk through of all the products, just for me, without a tour group in the room. What I got of that, in a tour, has a lot of technical problems with focus and audio. I don't feel comfortable putting that in the movie.

Editing the animation with the live person, and working with my family to do some sound effects, that should be fun. Then I can say I have two minutes finished. Only like 80 more to go after that!


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