- September 21st, 2011
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Well, yesterday we had our interview with Texta, and the day before we interviewed Hazel. I feel both went really well. I’m sitting in the edit suites watching the rushes right now, and they both sound good (nice and clear) and they both looked good visually. Hazels was in a studio, but we went to Texta’s home to film hers (as she was our main interviewee, we wanted her to feel as comfortable as possible – it was more convenient for her to be filmed at her house). Alene and I walked in and immediately turned to each other to say ‘Her house is so cool!’ We wanted to film everything, but the interview was the main thing we had to turn to. As we only had dedo’s with us for lighting, we set up the interview in the kitchen, near a window to utilise the natural light. Texta had told us previously she was worried about the light, and it was a little troublesome. The sun kept scooting behind the clouds (or more accurately, the clouds in front of the sun) and the dedo was only good for fill/backlight, but while we were having a heart attack everytime the light changed at the time, the footage looks nice in retrospect. Alene also had a little difficulty moving around the kitchen, because it was a narrow space, but again, the rushes look fine.
Hazel’s interview was set up in a studio at RMIT with a black curtain, and we used a kino and a dedo. I think it looks quite effective with the black curtain backdrop and this is where we plan to film the rest of our interviews. We have the studio booked for the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of October. We may be cutting it a little fine in terms of getting a fine cut ready for week 12, but we intend to get as much b-roll as possible before then, and possibly some interviews if we can squeeze them in. Alene also took some b-roll of Melbourne and China town a few nights ago. WE HAVE THINGS WE CAN TURN INTO A DOCO! I’M HAPPY!