How Excited Am I?
I made like Sofia Coppola and made a movie! Can you tell I'm hopping up and down with excitement??
My ideas never start as a little kernel of an idea.
Nope, those that know me know my motto is ... Go Big or Go Home!
I had an idea; I had a vision of what I wanted.
The next problem was, who would shoot and edit my big idea?
So what did I do? Checked out all the Portland, Oregon video production companies. And found the one I liked best.
And pitched my idea. Naïve me.
But you never know unless you ask (my second motto).
The crazy guy said yes.
So I loaded up my car with "props" and met the video guy at the beach.
Who was the crazy guy?
Travis Shields of Shields Films, winner of 5 Telly Awards and a slew of other well deserved recognition. Take a look at his videos -- including wonderful documentaries -- on his website.
I have good taste. And he had the patience of a saint in working with me.
That's Travis being his mellow self.
Three days of shooting. Plus a guy with a drone.
Lots of Travis waiting while perfectionist me ran around positioning props and fluffing.
Back home, his video editor Nadia Izakson took over. Did I mention she, too, has the patience of a saint?
Are we seeing a trend here?
The Big Reveal
Don't you love it?
Did I mention I was able to obtain permission to use the music of the wonderful local favourite Pink Martini?
Can you tell I'm over the moon excited?
I love it!
I hope you do too.
p.s. A big thanks to Travis Shields and Nadia Izakson of Shields Films, and Pink Martini. You're all the best!
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