Over winter break, we started making plans for the production. Danish gave me ten basic interview questions. I added things I thought were important. We filmed the interview first.
I spoke on camera for a little bit under 2 hours.
|Papa Frank Howell|
Danish shot the video on a tripod and Shameck handled the boom microphone.
|Dad on Horseback|
The last day of production, they filmed me in class and followed me to lunch at one of my favorite dive bars, Cool Beans.
The actual production took about 3 weeks after that, we immediately began post-production with editing. I was primarily in there as an observer, but did voice my opinion quite a bit.
The documentary class was screening the 30-minute documentary projects at the end of the semester during the Spring of 2002.
We had about 4 hours of footage that we needed to cut down to 30 minutes. That took a long time, about 2 weeks . We were in the editing room for about 4 hours each day. Overall, the documentary was completely finished from start to end in about 2 months.
We screened ours with about 5 other documentaries. Ours was the final one. In my opinion, we blew the others out of the water. The majority of the audience consisted of family and friends. I had no one present, which was weird to a lot of people. I was and am used to that.
The guys got an "A" for their work, I ended up getting a special problems 3 hour credit I needed to graduate. It was a huge success.