Covering North Aurora Days 2016

It’s been a few weeks since I posted about professional work. During this time, I’ve been working with E Leal Productions again to cover the summer event, North Aurora Days. We’d recently relocated our office to North Aurora, so this was a good opportunity to get our name out there in a new community.

The North Aurora Days festivities took place over three days, the first weekend in August. There were a lot of things to cover, from music to food and other family activities. We covered as much as we could. This included some interviews. We hope to use those in the edit.

On top of this being our first time filming North Aurora Days, we also used this event as a learning opportunity for one of our frequent collaborators, Sarah Sofia Serrato. There has been some talk of a potential documentary on the horizon, so we wanted to use this as an opportunity for her to get experience with interviews. It’s a bit tougher than a lot of people would think. There are tricks to it.

We captured a lot of footage. The first week after the festival, we pretty much just went through the footage and labeled it, so we could find things easier while editing. That took a lot more time than I was expecting. We’ve only recently been able to start editing the finished product, so now I feel like we’re moving right along.

When we started editing the video, we realized that we were going to need a bit of a voiceover to carry the story along. That’s pretty much what I’ve been doing for the last few days. We’re pushing through. I think we have about 5 minutes of content so far, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we could take it to a 10 minute feature.

I’ll probably be suggesting that we do a short promotional video on top of the feature that we finish. More updates on this to come!


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