Posted on Friday February 3, 2006 by Steven Fischer
Continued editing the “Making of…” documentary today at BlueRock ... really coming along … footage of the SS John W. Brown recording sessions; the gallery reception (at which we recorded some terrific interviews with Karoly Dan, Bryan Dawson, and a host of others); and footage of the animation process.
I think it’s important to show potential investors and supporters just what it is we’ve been up to in getting this movie made. A picture really does tell a thousand words.
Craig completed some really nice animation for the Bremerhaven embarking sequence (towards the end of the movie, just before the climactic Ocean Voyage scene). In the sequence there’s lots of atmospheric fog, smoke from the smoke stacks, and of course, the machinery typical of a working dock. He’s very excited by it and proud. I think that emotion from him is evident in the scene, a quality which greatly benefits the project.
Attended the opening of Coole Lady tonight in Baltimore. This is a terrific one-woman show performed beautifully by Joan McCready and written and directed by her husband, Sam McCready. In 2004 I travelled with the McCreadys and shot documentary footage of the Ireland tour of Coole Lady, the story of Lady Gregory, founder (foundress?) of Ireland’s National Theatre. Last year the show was picked up by a theatre in New York and ran off-Broadway for 3 or 4 weeks.