Thursday, December 3, 2009

Scanning Continues

We have an impressive collection of images, thanks to the many folks involved with this project. I am so excited to share a few of them with you here, all of which are from the collection of Surry Roberts.

As the "To Be Scanned" group quickly becomes the "Scanned" group of images. It's exciting to have such a stellar, growing collection to document the relationship between the Special Forces and the Montagnards. While the voices of my cast play, I scan and edit images. It is very rewarding work.

This last image depicts the drinking of rice wine, which is customary among Montagnard tribes.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dec. 1, 2009

On the door of my home office, I have listed the next 12 months and what must be accomplished in order to finish the film. I have a team of volunteers helping, so I'm not doing it alone. The project moves forward oh-so-slowly. I feel like I blinked and 12 months have passed.

The good news, though, is that we are almost finished with scanning 35mm slides. We have had a mountain of images to digitize. Now that almost all of them are scanned, I feel good in checking something off the list. Dealing with OfficeMax and the scanner troubles seemed like such a waste of time, and I'm so glad to have that over with now. Matt and I are setting up more editing sessions, too. Surry and I are meeting this week, so I look forward to reporting our progress.

If you want to help with the film in any way, please let me know. It's a big project, and one that cannot be completed alone!