April 5th 2013
Well a lot has gone on since I last sat down gave everyone an update on the documentary. Since I had a few minutes free I thought I would summarize some of the activity on the We Are Vapers Project.
We are still in principle filming for the documentary. We have filmed in:
In addition to I have testified three times at the FDA.
So what is left to shoot?
Well there are several items that I need to film to wrap up principle filming. Those include:
Additional Filming in Ohio
Food and Drug Administration Center for Tobacco Products Leadership
University Testing lab (Harrisburg Pa)
As some may have heard from updates on the Vape Team or at CASAA membership meetings. The FDA has agreed to an interview. Since that time the leadership at CTP has changed and I am waiting for a schedule to conduct the interview. Originally the American Cancer Society and the Center for Disease control had agreed to an interview, but have since backed out of the interviews
So When will the filming be completed?
As many of you know this project is all volunteer. What many may not know is that I recently switched contracts at my full time employment and being new on this contract I do not have the same flexibility in leave that I had before. Added to this my daughter has had major surgeries and will have several more during the course of the next 2 years. I cannot predict the impact on my time that the surgeries will have. My hope is to schedule the 2 final travel locations Ohio and New Jersey by the end of may 2013. If by the time I have wrapped up those 2 locations I have not completed the FDA interview we will shut down principle filming without it.
So what happens after principle filming?
The first there will be a month break then I will begin the long process of reviewing the 360+ hours of footage and laying in the rough edit. I love editing documentary-style films, because instead of following a script that’s already been written, I’m finding a story in the things people say. This will be a long process that I will do after work and on weekends. This process will take 12+ months to complete. During which time we will also do any reshoots or additional shoots as events unfold. Documentary filmmaking has to be the labor of love that makes you want to do it despite the time and financial headaches.
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