September 2, 2018 at 3:18AM
How a documentary became an archive project and what I learned from 2 years of shooting
The intro video will explain a little bit about this, but I wanted to throw this out and see who else has come across this during their shooting.
I was planning on making a short to feature length piece about the electronic music scene in Tucson, but I could see the content going further and further away from a packaged video. The party footage I was able to get and the subject matter of the interviews lead me to abandon the initial idea and create a timeline of events and interviews. This took, what I'm assuming, just as much time because I had to cut interviews and still ended up editing a video, with interview dialogue, for each month (viewable in the timeline).
This has been happening to me a lot recently with my ideas. I go in thinking one thing but then I typically find myself altering it to be something better suited for a gallery or a webpage.
Has this happened to any shooters and editors out there? Would love to hear your side of it.
Or maybe I'm simply discovering my voice.