Over the weekend Mary and I shot at a spiritual gathering called, “Dances of the Universal Peace.” We had our first experience getting permission from a large audience, but were successful and got a lot of great footage for b-roll. We also interviewed a middle aged man who grew up practicing Judaism but was at the dances to express his spirituality in a different kind of way. We interviewed him before the ceremony began and then were able to shoot him in the midst of his spiritual experience. We also talked with a psychologist and one of the leaders of the dances that approached us about their interest in talking to us more for the documentary. Overall the shoot was very successful.
We were planning on shooting more b-roll Sunday, but the weather did not permit. Today we have two more shoots, one, a meditation session at the Monastery downtown, and one at the Foundations of Light for “Cherokee Medicine Mondays.” Updates on those to come.