Professor Maley said I’m getting ahead of myself… which is true. That’s basically the definition of me. I think some of my problem is that I’m not super attached to this idea as a documentary… I obviously love the idea of promoting Shane, but reading the textbook for this class makes it seem like it’s not impactful enough to tell. Obviously I know the textbook is for feature length documentaries, but talking just about Shane’s music seems… not important enough. Obviously, Shane’s music is important and great, but he maintains he doesn’t want to talk about his trials and tribulations and things that would make for a compelling story. So while I could, possibly cover the making of a song, I just don’t know if I would want to do that.
So I’m going to backtrack a little. Even though it’s the end of week 3, I would like to maybe redefine another one of my idea’s that I wasn’t concise enough about: My mom’s GSA. She was one of the first guidance counselors on Long Island to introduce a Gay-Straight Alliance club in a middle school, and it’s really done wonders for the kids self esteem. I think focusing on a GSA meeting, or possibly their preparation for an event they do, could be really insightful. I think I could also have it be very concise, talking about the point of a GSA and the impact it has on these kids in this age group, because there was a lot and is still some pushback from the community, that they’re too “young. (My mom once shot back at my dad when he said this, “When was the age of your first crush?” and my dad was silent and she said “Exactly.”) I think that this idea will be way easier to from into a 5-10 minute documentary that’s meaningful. Tell me what you think!