Thursday, January 19, 2012

Travel Show

It's time for me to get out! Out of the United States, that is. 2012 is the year I put together my travel show.  

What travel show, you ask? The one I had in mind when I took busses and taxis and trains through 10 countries in Africa. Everywhere I went, I met people who were working on creative projects that provided them with a sustainable income AND made a positive impact in their communities.  

I had a camera with me and made several short videos about the people I met. Sometimes there was someone I could ask to hold the camera, sometimes it was my arm and a gorilla pod trying to get the camera as far away from my head as possible. Pardon my big head. I have short arms.

You can see the results in the video below:

I'm happy with what I did but I know there are more fascinating people out there and, since the time I created these videos 5 years ago, my skills have improved. Not only that, I hear there have been some advances in technology. Can anyone say HD?

All this to say my plan for 2012 is to upgrade my equipment, identify a new place in the world, make a plan and get out there. A little process we call pre-production.

I'm open to suggestions on where to go - anyone have friends with a couch in faraway places?  I'm also going to need a title for this show. Get your brains out and let the storm begin.

As for Slamdance - we leave tomorrow!  Our film, The Magic Man, will screen twice as part of the Anarchy Shorts program.  I'll do my best to send updates from the road.  Expect a full report when I'm back at the end of the month.

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