It had been a busy week and progress is still inching along. I have been traveling daily as I gather more footage and interviews about the question, what is the best type of energy? I have hit the 2 terabyte mark with the footage. For everyone that isn’t very computer savvy, that’s over 1400 CDs. Trust me, it’s a lot. I estimate being about half done compiling footage. Energy is such a huge topic and I am finding everything relates to it. A challenge has been trying to narrow down the content into one idea. I have to keep reminding myself to look back to the original question, “what is the best type of energy?” A major issue I have uncovered is distribution. What does it take to get the energy we need and want? Are some types of energy easier to transport? What is the grid? What is the smart grid? How difficult is it to live somewhere that is off grid? These are all questions I am now exploring. This combined with working on the footage from the ride is keeping me busy.
The music for the film is really coming along. The artist Latch Key Kid will be featured in the film. Singer/songwriter/composer, Gavin Heaney makes music that has a great feeling to it and much of it correlates with the vision of many of our traveling scenes. Here is a link to Latch Key Kid’s website. I highly recommend checking his music. http://www.latchkeykid.org/ Another artist that will be featured in the film is Sincerely Iris based out of Savannah, GA. I met Todd from Sincerely Iris when I was living in Chicago. He’s a great guy and an incredible musician. I’m excited to be featuring some of his music in the film. Here’s a link to his website. http://www.sincerelyiris.com/
I have been getting a lot of emails about a release date for the film. The film will be completed this spring in time for a number of film festival submission deadlines. Depending on the film’s success in the festivals, there will be a formal release following. My main focus right now is working on the high profile interviews. I want to talk with the people at the top in the energy industry. These interviews will act as a way for the viewer of the film to discuss energy with otherwise unreachable people. As for the immediate future, I will be headed to Western Wyoming this weekend to work on getting more footage. The next step is finding a pilot for some aerial footage. Like always, thanks for your support and feel free to comment or email.