Post-production is still in full swing and we’ve been hard at work putting the story together. We’ve in the past week made several dramatic changes to the actual timeline of the documentary, but we believe we’ve finally found the setup that works best and we’re improving upon it constantly.
As mentioned before, we’ve divided the story up into three acts. Act one will contain our opening and the story’s introduction, act two will contain all the most important bits of information and will essentially act as the body of our story, and act three will wrap it all up and offer possible solutions and silver linings.
We’ll soon be diving into our collection of B-roll and figuring out which B-roll works best with each soundbite. Our goal is to be as creative as possible while remaining coherent and making sure to tell a visual story the audience can follow.
Another exciting development from this past week was the creation of our official poster. With the poster being such an important element of our documentary’s brand, it’s completion means we can start really pushing it and advertising more. We’ve only got about two weeks of post-production left before we have a test screening at the Jacob Burns Film Center and finally our premiere.
Our premiere is still set for May 10th at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY. The Jacob Burns Film Center is a nonprofit and cultural organization just about a mile away from our campus. The center’s mission is to present the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema while promoting 21st century literacy and making film a vibrant part of the community.
The Pace documentary course has worked with Jacob Burns for years and this week Dr. Luskay met with a team from the center to share with them our finalized poster and to make sure we contribute everything we need to so they can properly advertise the event on their end.
We’re all so pleased with how the poster came out and finally seeing it reminds us that we’re that much closer to ending this journey. This entire process has been a lot of fun and though we still have a lot of work to do, and it may get stressful at times, we know when the day of our premiere actually comes we’ll have created something that we’re all proud to have our names attached to.