This will be quite a tedious and pain stacking task considering I have 3 hours of footage to cut down to about 8 to 10 minutes story.
I've slated the idea of placing myself with in the documentary. I was inspired by Abigail Disney approach to media and current events. In a lunch Q&A after the convocation a couple of weeks ago she discussed how she purposely did not allow herself in to the narration of documentary. She allowed the media images,footage and the women involved with the peace movement to speak for-themselves.
I commend Disney for taking this approach especially to this socially/politically charged story. Their are a lot of individuals and celebrities who make philanthropic efforts to get kudos and to gain attention from hollywood.(Not to say that their efforts are not positive )
I want to challenge myself just as Disney has done in allowing the footage to speak for itself. The story will very much so be about my experience but I want to go as far as I can creatively with my footage with out using my own narration to fill in spots for my documentary.
I want my story to be as raw as possible.