Our documentary wasn’t the first video experience for me… Though, I learnt a lot as technique, heavy practicing will improve your skills whatever level of professionalism you had… But what I discovered more was than I am not a professional yet… documentary is more than camera and photographer… This why I won’t film a documentary the way I used to.
No more solo: What a joy to work with group! I mentioned that before, but I won’t fed up telling you this very fact again and again. What a relief to realize that your craziness is not a rare disease, and others have the same syndromes too. I won’t make a documentary with one-line credits. It is hard I know, first because deep inside there is the old Tony. Second, Because I can not have the same awesome group somewhere else?
No more puppet: Classic way to make a video is to ask someone what you need him to tell, to act like a puppet. Once you finish, everything is over! I learned that the gems never been found from the first sight, always takes time to find them. So, I will be more respectful, I want to live with them: eat, walk, and listen while my camera is off. I won’t be that user anymore, consuming products. I want to be the taster, the one who enjoy each single detail.
No more skits: As I want to stay more with people, and take my time to deepen my understanding for them. I want to stay with my shots and my personal reflection. My project need to be fermented. Exactly the way I do with my writings, never been in hurry to submit my blogs on time. (love you Carol).
The words above will never be the last about this special experience, but before I will finsh the last official blog. I want to thank my colleagues who have been teachers for me during this experience, and for sure I won’t forget my professors. Because I would never realize this if I stayed looking into my reflection in the mirror. And thank you because you moved me a step closer to professionalism.