Digging back in
Back from my second trip to Durham and the Center for Documentary Studies this summer, this time to attend the Digging In artists retreat. Led by the media gurus from The Big Shed documentary producers from all over the country gathered to make the time to work on their own projects. One of the highlights for me was our morning small group meetings where we presented our raw work for feedback and left with a plan for the rest of the day. What a pleasure to see and hear people's stories being shaped. It occurs to me that unlike theater, so much of this documentary work is a solo process. Bearing witness to the stages of development that every story or project goes through, is a truly valuable thing.
Here's a picture of notes about the Beacon doc I've been working on, Blanket Town, after a fruitful meeting with NPR producer, Lisa Morehouse.