Wednesday January 18, 2017
Elise and Joanne have come down with some kind of sickness so we have postponed the day’s interviews so they can rest. I spent the morning catching up on our expense report and filming our hotel manager garden. We’ve decided to use plants as a visual metaphor of growth in the documentary and as Joanne and I sat at breakfast this morning we noticed the guesthouse staff planting and knew we needed to shoot I sprinted upstairs to get the camera. It was one of those serendipitous moments in life where the timing was so perfect it felt like God was just smiling down on me.
Fortunately, I was feeling well so I headed to the Love house to meet up with Lucy and Emily to spend some time with the girls and shoot some b-roll. Unfortunately, all the girls were busy with their study’s and were not available to film so all our original plans for the day shifted, but it gave me an opportunity to spend some time with Lucy and my new friend Hazel.
Hazel is the younger sister of a Wipe Every Tear staff Member. She is a wedding photographer, a recent college graduate with a degree in Mass Media and an honorary American because she is far more in tune with American culture than I will ever be. She is also serving as “a grip” for us. For those of you reading this who are unfamiliar with the film industry “a grip” is the term for someone who assists with equipment (an extra camera, sound person, transcriber, etc) during shooting. Her camera knowledge and eagerness to learn were so helpful while Elise was sick. We are hoping she is able to join us on other days because she is truly incredible!
*Side note Lucy, Hazel and I went to see Sing and it was so sad, but it had a great ending. I would say more but I don’t want to ruin it for anyone who might want to see it.