Many of you know that Christine Zenino, Chicago-based travel writer and photographer, participated in our recent Oaxaca Day of the Dead Documentary Photography Workshop, October 2010. Chrissy writes for Suite 101 and just posted this story on November 30, 2010. It is a lovely reflection of the village and tapestry weaving. I want to share it with you.
Coming up: June 29-July 5, 2011 — Oaxaca Photography Expedition: Market Towns and Artisan Villages. For a complete description, click HERE.
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I’m happy to announce that we now have the film that Eric and I made last February translated and imbedded with English subtitles. Hallelujah! Here’s the URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxgxcMQlQZM
Be sure to see the blog post: Documentary Filmmaking Workshop: Visual Storytelling for the February 19-16, 2010 workshop. Taking registrations now.
I’m so NOVICE using Final Cut Pro and even with help from the Apple Store, I just couldn’t figure out how to make that pesky little app in the software work for me. So, I called Erica Rothman, the instructor for our documentary filmmaking workshop, and she came to the rescue today. Three hours later and now I can say we finally have a completed movie! I gave Erica one of my Made By Hand Norma Hawthorne necklaces and a 1/2 pint of my homemade goat cheese in gratitude. So, please enjoy and I’d love to hear your feedback. Please note the the translation is not “word for word” but contextual!
Our next documentary filmmaking workshop in Teotitlan will start the last week in February 2010. We have some exciting new ideas to incorporate, and this upcoming workshop will be two days longer so we will have more time to shoot B-roll, edit (and, yes, complete the subtitles, if needed), and have a bit more down time!