The Frustration of Interviews
Posted 24 June 2011 - 10:46 AM
Posted 26 June 2011 - 03:09 AM
Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:34 AM
I haven't seen either of those docs and will head over to film sweep. My next endeavor is to look into what a Non-lollipop doc is.
Posted 18 July 2011 - 08:17 AM
Posted 18 July 2011 - 08:41 AM
I hate to say it, but I think it is time for you to move to another project. I wish I could think of something else to help out, but that sounds very stuck to me. I noted recently in a Non-Lollipop Docs the difference between Jessica Yu's In The Realms of the Unreal and the recent Marwencol is that in the former, they didn't have much to work with except for the artist's actual work and people who barely knew him. In Marwencol, the subject let the filmmaker follow him around everywhere. Both films had subjects which were equally interesting, the difference being fully in the availability of the actual subject.
I was thinking about this a bit more and I don't think the availability of the subject (as person) is paramount. It certainly isn't necessary. I think of the doc How to Draw a Bunny (one of my favorite docs of all time) and the subject of the film, Ray Johnson, was dead. It is about crafting a story (visually or audibly) with the elements that you have, that is the challenge. If it is worth it (or the money is right;) then you stick with it. Not sure if what I am working on will be worth the major effort. We'll see.