Volunteering At Sundance Film Festival

With holiday travel, bad weather, work-for-money and work around the homestead, I’ve been shirking blog duty for the last month or so. Here’s a quick update on where the film is at. All the footage has been processed, organized and copied onto hard drives in preparation to start editing. The next step is to cut a nice promotional trailer, start fundraising and hire a top-notch editor. This part is not so exciting and glamorous as being out in the field all summer shooting, but it’s actually where most of the real work of bringing a film to the screen gets done. I’ll have more detailed updates soon.

In the meantime, I’m currently at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah working as a volunteer. This will be my sixth year at the Festival and so far it’s turning out to be another excellent year. I’ll be Tweeting regularly from my @OneGoodYear account. If you’re on Twitter, you can follow me from there, or keep checking in here and you can read the Tweets in the column on the right. Since most of these films are premiers, my comments might not make sense. But if you want, you can go to Sundance.org and read the synopses of the films. I’ll also be posting my usual style of observations on the fly during the Festival.

(You know that you don’t need a smartphone, right? You can sign up for Twitter and get Tweets as texts. See Twitter.com for instructions.)