Tuesday, September 26, 2006

BINS AND BINS OF WRESTLING


From archival photos and books, to old film reels and videos, I’ve scoured the world for the best collection of materials to use in the STRONGHOLD wrestling documentary, and at the same time making sure I get the necessary permission to use them. Scanning every image and converting film to digital video is a chore among itself. Now you can see why it takes so long to make a film. Do I hear ebay some day?

Vic

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

HOT Wrestling Overload!


Ok, I knew it was going to come to this eventually. For the past three months I was reviewing every interview I shot for the film, (over 100 interviews) and piecing out the best statements. I then categorized (umph) what turned out to be 1200 interview soundbites into the roughly 45 segments that may make up the documentary. Tonight, I've started reviewing the hours and hours of wrestling footage I shot, and piecing out the best portions. You know, looking for those 4-5 second shots that just drive you mad. It's SO hard to wittle it down, I like so much of it! Here is a still from a match that I shot. I could stare at pictures like this forever, do you feel the same way? This is how guys should be with each other every day, you think?

Ok, back to wittling down and trying to stay focused. HELP!

Vic