Been reviewing my footage and editing. (I know, I’m behind.) But I’m really liking what this film is going to turn out to be. I think until I really started editing I was super worried I would be unsatisfied, but for the most part I’m really liking where it’s headed. I feel the POV is in a lot of ways through my own eyes, but I haven’t decided if I want to voiceover to explain some things or use only the interviews and footage. I think when I finish the rough cut it will be clearer which is the better decision.
I admit I had to look more into pacing, because while knowing generally what that meant, I didn’t understand how to talk about it. The article I found helped me out a lot. It broke down pacing to pattern, symmetry, flow, and timing, and it talked about knowing when to keep editing and when to stop. I understood that, because as a stage manager, and former performer, my life has been continuous 8 counts, forever. I feel I have a very good sense of rhythm, aka timing, because of that. In terms of pattern and symmetry, I see that in my opening sequence with the empty hallways then being filled with students. But I plan on using a pattern to tell the rest of the story too, I just haven’t quite decided on which one I like, on starting with my mom’s interview and then to the kids, or going back and forth. I think I might end up going back and forth, because my mom is giving an overview of the reasons she created the club and the kids are talking about it’s impact on them.