I've begun digitizing all the footage for "All's Well and Fair" - starting with the tapes from 1996. Looking at that old VHS footage it's fun to contemplate the technical advances that have made non-linear editing possible in the home and on a laptop even. I never imagined back then that one day I would be digitizing everything onto a slick little computer.
Viewing it through the FCP interface, "Gainesville, Florida of 1996" looks like eons ago and innumerable miles away. But then, during a summer thunderstorm and downpour like we're having right now in Brooklyn, the afternoon rains of Northern Florida fill the air with their humidity and the girls in the 1996 footage look directly at me ready to tell their story.
I can't wait to actually start editing. And I can't express how grateful I am for the Jerome Foundation Grant that is making this possible for me.