On Monday back from spring break we came back swinging making phone calls for our last few interviews. We lined up interviews for a psychic, a psychologist/spiritual healer and a spiritual dance instructor. We already had footage of two of our interviewees leading different ceremonies in our previous shoots and knew we needed to couple that with background information. We met on Monday evening to recap what we had done so far and narrow our focus. We finally found our angle and started to visualize the order of our documentary.
On our interview with the psychologist, we learned more about his past and how religion and spirituality have a connection in his life. We realized he is going to be a prominent character for our documentary because of his openness to many spiritualities and how he tries to incorporate all in his life.
On Friday, we went to talk with a woman who instructs a dance ceremony at The Foundations of Light. We experimented with different shots, with B-roll as well as with interview techniques. For example, we had her walk around the space and explain about their function.
This week we also filmed a new section of our doc that we are excited to include, especially after the interviews. We went down to The Commons to get some “man on the street” interviews where we had people quickly tell us their past religions and what they practice now.
We got a wide variety of people and religious/ spiritual backgrounds and we are so excited to start putting the doc together. Next week we plan on finishing all of our interviews and filming so we can start editing.