Sunday, August 02, 2009
On Friday morning, July 31st, 2009. At 10 AM, Jeff Rosenbluth and I screened "Continue" for the employees of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Jeff and I were both nervous about making sure that everything ran smoothly. This included the projection. Just seeing "continue" on a small computer screen or television does a disservice to the material. The truth is, 50% of a project is how it's presented. Another truth is, I just made that last truth up. Still, it makes sense to give the audience the best presentation possible.
The 10 AM screening went very well. No electronic malfunctions. After the show, Jeff and I spoke with PVA staff about the film. What a great group of people.
We had two more screenings: One at 12:30 and a final showing at 2:00. Immediately following the last run, Jeff and I packed everything up and raced off to the airport. On the way, we took a wrong turn and wound up in the alleys of Georgetown. Racing against the clock, we finally made it back to the airport.
Thinking back, it's still hard to comprehend the entire experience. I've become so attached to the project and seen the film so many times, that it's difficult to view with fresh eyes. It's now up to the audience to decide whether or not they enjoy our project.
This entire experience has been very educational. There are still a few things to do before we release the film, but I feel very fortunate to have worked on this thing with so many wonderful people.
I would especially like to thank all of the individuals, especially the cast, who made this thing possible. Their unpaid efforts were truly a gift. I only hope that they enjoy what we've done with their footage.
So, to all of those who helped make this dream project a reality, Thank you!
More posts to come, including "Where do we go now? Where do we go-oh?"