Save the Date:
Ingram 100. 7 p.m. May 4th.
Coming (rapidly and stressfully) soon is the premiere of the documentary. Being our first time producing a doc, Cara and I have been learning (mainly through trial and error) the process and many elements to putting together a film. So if you’re reading this and you’ve ever made a documentary, I salute you. (also please contact us with tips)
Over the last few weeks, our average To Do list includes transcribing interviews, translating interviews from Tagalog, writing a script with narration, recruiting a student composer to produce the score, booking a date and venue for the premiere, and designing promotional materials like the poster and a short trailer. Most importantly, it was also deciding on a title. We went with:
More Than A Mission: Stemming the Sex Trade in Angeles City
Because I have bad luck for days, I’ve been incredibly sick since returning home from Manila. Luckily Cara has come in clutch and picked up the extra slack. I’m finally starting to feel better so I’m ready to kick it into hyper-gear and put the film together within the next few weeks.
I guess for some reason I always assumed by the time I had to do my own senior capstone that I’d be on my A game, prepared, hit all the deadlines, probably finish early. Oh how naive first year Elise was. Capstone is an unbelievable amount of work. This project is basically my child, my pride and joy. But also that I’ve inadvertently been low key neglecting. This is already a weird metaphor but I’m about to be the best mom ever. I have no doubt that Cara and I will produce a top quality film, especially with guidance from Dr. Joanne Lisosky.
In other recent news, we were selected to participate in the PLU Undergraduate Research Symposium at the beginning of April. It is then that we will share a short trailer promoting the documentary as well as discussing the process of making the film. The theory behind the film that drives the story analyzes the communication theories of Wipe Every Tear through the lens of Feminist Theory.
While at times it’s difficult to see how much progress we have made on the documentary so far, we are also aware that we’re in for the long haul and have a long ways to go before the premiere.
But save the date! We premiere Thursday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in Ingram. We hope to see you all there!