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If you are curious how a deeply motivated team meticulously works through almost 300 hours of footage in the editing room, here is a little sampler: log and capture all of the footage into the editing system (2 months of work); transcribe and interpret all of the interviews for our editor with the assistance of our spectacular interpreters James Foster and Derryn Grey (1 month); review almost 200 hours of verite footage (non-interviews) of various rehearsals, meetings, road trips, events and incidents narrowing the footage down to about 30 hours and assembling them in story order (3 months); work with a small team of consultants, a writer, my editor and myself to craft a 90-minute film that celebrates the incredible journeys of these entertainers (2 months). We will be done with editing by early summer and are right on track to begin the rest of post production (music, sound design, graphics, mixing, etc.) to finish the film by early fall.
And I love it. It keeps getting better and better with each step and I catch myself laughing out loud at the funny moments, and getting choked up during the more difficult moments.
Our spectacular marketing team is meeting and planning fundraisers and screenings. A big thanks to Sheena McFeely and Manny Hernandez for their tireless work and support.
And even further away, a small yet mighty team of Team Leaders across the country, many of whom I have never met, are quietly setting up screenings and events in small towns, large cities and events across the nation planned throughout late 2008 and 2009.
We have some spectacular fundraisers planned for this
summer in Los Angeles so keep an eye out for upcoming invites. If you would like to
host an event, make a tax-deductible donation or invest in the film,
please send me an email at HilariB@aol.com for more information. We are almost there!
I hope this update puts a little spring in your step. Thank you for continuing to follow our great adventure.
Photo by Chris Voelker: Robert DeMayo
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The Deaf Entertainers Documentary