Category Archives: Southie Boy

Narration 4: Take 2

After showing my ending to my professor, he gave me some good advice:  If I’m going to use this film as a demo for my thesis, I should probably give a less bitter ending (of course what happens when people read these blogs?)  It makes sense, though.  I didn’t script this final narration.  Instead, I […]

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Narration 4

Trying to write these narrations has been tough.  When I first started out, I was trying to think of a political way to say everything, but that is really just not me.  Eventually I wrote this part as a response to the rough cut screenings I showed at Emerson. A lot of people told me […]

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Narration 3

I am going to introduce this part just after my media segment.  I was having difficulty joining the talk about the media to a segment where they talk about a Haitian cab driver in Southie (somehow there’s always a Haitian anecdote hovering around me). I’m a pretty stubborn guy, so I don’t want to start […]

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Narration 2

This is the second narration segment in my piece.  I think it will be very long, so I’ll probably have to cut out some things.  I showed it to some people, and some thought that it gave a good background to where I was coming from, but others that that it was pandering for acceptance […]

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Narration 1

With the lack of a diverse perspective, I have decided upon reflection – and feedback – that I should insert myself into the story.  This is a very difficult decision for certain filmmakers – especially when it was not their intention when they started on their project.  I am going to post several “journal entries” […]

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Preparing for Next Two Interviews

In preparing for interviewing the next two mothers, I’ve been faced with an issue of artistic conflict.  I like how I shot my grandmother’s interview (still working on screen captures), but it doesn’t fit in with my initial vision of how I wanted to shoot people.  I pictured more of an interview with a black […]

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Busing Interview #1 Post Mortem

I think that this interview was quite successful.  I wound up with 2 Arri 650 watt lights and a 1,000 watt softbox.  I used the two 650’s, and threw a little Lowell kick light behind.  One of the problems I had was that my interview subject (my grandmother) was that she was getting ready to […]

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Preparing for Busing Interview #1

In preparing for the first interview for this thread of the busing documentary, I have chosen to shoot with the Sony EX3 camera, using a Sony wireless lav and a smaller microphone that came with my old PD-170.  I think that the EX3 will fit in nicely with the Canon 7D that I used for […]

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Style for B-Roll Shoot on Saturday

So it took me an extra week, but I’ll finally be setting out with the Canon 7D on Saturday to begin shooting complimentary footage for my busing project. As I go through the locations and shot styles I want to portray in my head, I know that I will have to balance that fine line […]

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The Artistic Flavour

Now that I’m starting to get my ducks in a row for my thesis project (Busing in South Boston during the 1970’s), I’m really starting to consider how I want the look of this piece to be.  Like many documentaries, this story will be captured over the course of atleast two years, shot with different […]

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