Time to Get Real

I was away the entire month of June. I spent the first week of July moving to a new apartment. I’m ready to get back to work. And I’m ready for my new routine.

Why should you care? Among the work I’ll doing is providing an inside look at my creative documentary process as I begin new projects.

(OMG, yes, I’m still editing Trinity. But no promises.)

What’s most exciting to me is that everything I’m working on now (well, not Trinity) is either Portugal based or otherwise international.

Here’s what I’m up to:

  1. :15CITY – In Search of Human Scale: already mentioned.
  2. Os Marnotos: a story about making salt the old-fashioned way on the local estuary. It’s been going on for more than a thousand years. I began pre-production for real today. This story will include coverage of the Festival of the Canals that begins on 17 July.
  3. Something something craft beer in Portugal. I’ve been thinking about this one even before landing here. I’ve now found the perfect subject right here in Aveiro πŸ˜‰ While drinking a beer! It’s OK for an idea to be less than well-formed at the start. Storytelling should be a voyage of discovery.
  4. Looking ahead to 2025, and dependent upon funding, I’m working on an idea involving colonialism, tourism, and (sustainable)(over)development in Jamaica. I’ve made a few significant strides in pre-production (source development and securing a producer) so far. But this project is not yet ready for any kind of an announcement. Well, not more than this anyway.

As mentioned earlier, I’m trying to figure out a way to incorporate TikTok into the educational component of all this work. What I really don’t want to do is a YouTube how-to thing. It’s just too much work. I need to focus on documentary filmmaking. TikTok done well is also a lot of work. I’m not necessarily promising to do it well πŸ™‚ I’m only promising to feed the beast πŸ˜‰

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