Slice of Life Tuesday, April 6, 2009. See more Slices at Two Writing Teachers
I took this photo last September as I left the Karen’s wedding. I was hungry, tired and my arms ached in new places from holding my cameras up for hours, filling up tapes and memory cards. I wondered what the hell I was doing. After all, the only person I knew at the event was the bride.
I was always curious about wedding photogs, watching them at weddings and bar mitzvahs I attended as a guest. And when I got an invitation from Karen to create a digital story for her special day, I thought it would be a great challenge.
But as I snapped this last photo, I was reconsidering.
I stalled its creation. It took awhile to get the honeymoon photos in November, and then I took more time to really learn the program I would use to create it. I worked closely with Tom at the Apple store to explore Final Cut Studio.
It took me a long time to find my way into the piece and treat it, not as a as a digital story to tell . Finally, in the final stages of creation I found my voice as I selected the final piece of music,, worked with compressor and DVD Studio and sent out the package from the Paramus post office, to its very patient bride. Yes I did find a way to enjoy its creation. All I needed was to hear from Karen that she loved it, and she took a taste from the opening and now she will patiently wait for watch it with her groom.
And I am free to move on to the Maryland University Writing Project’s DS! I’m back, immersed in stories I love creating.
In the spirit of Passover’s coming Sedars, What made this DS different from all others? And that’s the question that’s lingering with me.
I am listening to a voiceover that I just worked on with Patti and Joseph, listening to them share the history of their young site and I’m thinking that there DS is more than a one-day event.
How did they get here? Hmm, I love this process, working collaboratively and in technology, it’s messy. Fun, messy… I have to send them an email to scour the site for photos of their work during the first two years of its life.
This piece is growing.
More to follow…