Today is April 3rd, 2021. The 2nd edit of my baseball documentary that I started almost a year ago is now complete. Within a day or so I will be inviting a few members of the cast and crew to watch this work-in-progress and provide feedback. This entire process is nerve rattling. I so want the film to be good but I fear what I have made is barely watchable. This fear of mine is due to the isolation of the pandemic and so due to the nature of the documentary process. One holes up in your edit room and spins what should be easily consumable short stories that are then combined with other consumable short stories that finally should be a feature documentary. And the only way one can find out if the effort invested is actually what was envisioned is to “put it out there”. So, tomorrow I will be sending out some invites for some to view the edit. If the first reviews are promising I’ll expand the invitations. If the first reviews force me under the protection of my bed covers, then the 3rd edit will commence soon thereafter.
Oh and the element of this 2nd edit I really dreaded was the casting of the narrator. I was only voice over talent I could find. Hmm. I don’t know about you but I cringe at the sound of my own voice.