Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Port Hardy - Day 2

Another gorgeous day on Tsulquate Reserve!
Hard to believe it is only day two! This group worked very hard and have real visions for their films!

The adult education building is our official workshop location - right beside Eke-Me-Xi school

Mentor Lisa g loves to talk about framing and the 'Camera's Eye'

Alex works on finding some imagery of St Michael's Residential School with mentor, Sebnem
Alex is working on a film based around his father's experiences in Residential School. Alex conducted a 40 minute interview on location today as well as collected media ! Great work!

Roberta goes through archival material with student liaison, Richard
Roberta is exploring the Potlatch Ban and how it affected the culture of her people. She hopes to educate viewers as well as providing hope for future generations in reclaiming the culture that was not lost - no matter how hard Duncan Campbell Scott tried.

Jeremy sits by his animation station
Jeremy is experimenting with a stop motion animation documenting the carving of a drum stick. Jeremy is a painter and carver and is creating a film that celebrates his love of art.

Haley and 'Annie' work on their interview questions.
 Haley and Bree-Anna wanted to interview their Grandads about their individual experiences at Residential School. Today they interviewed Bree-Anna's Grandad, Tommy, captured the footage and started their rough assembly of his answers. A lot of work!

"Annie" practices the questions
Haley captures the footage

Fast learning on the Final Cut 7 program
The filmmakers discover that the left arrow key makes the sound play backwards

Thelma works on the voice over for her film. (Kelly and Jeremy in the background)

 Thelma is making a film about the Coming of Age Ceremony for girls transitioning into women. She hopes to teach viewers about this wonderful ceremony and interviewed her sister and her cousin today, as well as created her voice over!

A beautiful location for an interview!
Thelma is the sound person and Kelly helps with camera
Kelly is working on a film about her own personal connection to her culture. She wrote her voice over, scheduled a Big House shoot for Wednesday and  an Elementary School dance shoot for Friday. She also generously helped Thelma on her film.
Thanks Kelly!

Even as we work, there is time for some fun. Kelly and Haley!!!

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