Here’s a little behind the scenes look at a day in the life of a documentary film crew. The day starts with loading up equipment. We have lights, a very expensive camera, monitors, cords, computers, disks and a bunch of other stuff. We shove that and five half grown men in a mini-van and drive around D.C.
It’s sort of like going on a camping trip, but the trip only lasts a few hours and then you pack it up, put it away and start over the next day.
We also scout out locations for shoots scheduled for later in the week. We have some amazing places to film.
While Kevin, Devon and Ryan set up the room, Rick, that’s me, looks over last minute questions, checks out backgrounds of the interview subjects and Josh takes pictures and gets his still camera ready for extra shots as he prepares to put together a story about the film project for his web magazine Wired Oregon.
Once the interview starts it’s pure magic. Today we interviewed Jim Towey a former Hatfield Staffer who also worked for Mother Teresa.
The best quote of the day for me personally was when Towey spoke of what summed up Senator Hatfield.
This was his answer: “It was not the ballot box, but Judgment Day that guided Mark Hatfield’s life.”
Tomorrow we will conduct at least five interviews and I can’t wait to hear what they have to say.
The more we get involved in this project the more important it becomes.
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