November 16, 2012

Our editor has cut together a small, sneak peak of the Chicagoish Documentary for us to share. The clip is rough and sound has not been mixed. However, the clip has some Chicago, some really good voice over, and some great faces.

Enjoy!

September 20, 2012
A Long Overdue Update

In the not so distant past Demyilo, our editor, made the executive decision to change editing platforms. It was a good, dare I say great, decision. The cameras used to film CHSHumentary and the editing software were not playing well together. Everyday in the editing lab was like two kids fighting over the same toy. Then we would have to run around smacking the kids with wooden spoons until they would be nice to one another for the rest of recess.

So we took one step back to take two steps forward. Did I mention the one step back was to the beginning of the editing process? We lost quit a bit of ground. However, we are ahead of the point where changed software. The strides Demyilo is making now are coming much faster and with much less hair pulling.

Where are we at now? We are still in the rough cut stage. Long 20 minute interviews have been have cut into smaller, more manageable sub-clips. Sequences are starting to take shape. The CHSH story is coming together. Love is starting to pour from the monitors.

A little taste test is scheduled for next month with full release next year. We’re excited to show you the images we captured of our community. The smiles. The hugs. Even some tears. Okay the tears were mine, but I had dust in my eye and the sun was just at the right angle… and pocket vodka.

Sharing is coming. I promise.

Or my name’s not Christopher Thricepipes.

A Long Overdue Update

In the not so distant past Demyilo, our editor, made the executive decision to change editing platforms. It was a good, dare I say great, decision. The cameras used to film CHSHumentary and the editing software were not playing well together. Everyday in the editing lab was like two kids fighting over the same toy. Then we would have to run around smacking the kids with wooden spoons until they would be nice to one another for the rest of recess.

So we took one step back to take two steps forward. Did I mention the one step back was to the beginning of the editing process? We lost quit a bit of ground. However, we are ahead of the point where changed software. The strides Demyilo is making now are coming much faster and with much less hair pulling.

Where are we at now? We are still in the rough cut stage. Long 20 minute interviews have been have cut into smaller, more manageable sub-clips. Sequences are starting to take shape. The CHSH story is coming together. Love is starting to pour from the monitors.

A little taste test is scheduled for next month with full release next year. We’re excited to show you the images we captured of our community. The smiles. The hugs. Even some tears. Okay the tears were mine, but I had dust in my eye and the sun was just at the right angle… and pocket vodka.

Sharing is coming. I promise.

Or my name’s not Christopher Thricepipes.

May 16, 2012

Meet your CHSHumentary editor, Demyilo. He is also a film student at OCCC and great at what he does. He directs, acts, edits; he does it all. His personality is even more warm than the picture above shows.
Since CHSH, Demyilo has been organizing all documentary footage. It’s a long, necessary task. With all footage organized and prepped, the editing process runs much more efficiently. He has been working with Stacy in building a framework for the doc. He will marry principle footage, user footage, archive footage, with motion graphics, effects and score to create a viewer experience of our world and our tweet up.
During the organization process, Demyilo has had a chance to view a great deal of the footage. His response, “I want to go to CHSH next year.” We’re going to do everything in our power to hold him to it.

Meet your CHSHumentary editor, Demyilo. He is also a film student at OCCC and great at what he does. He directs, acts, edits; he does it all. His personality is even more warm than the picture above shows.

Since CHSH, Demyilo has been organizing all documentary footage. It’s a long, necessary task. With all footage organized and prepped, the editing process runs much more efficiently. He has been working with Stacy in building a framework for the doc. He will marry principle footage, user footage, archive footage, with motion graphics, effects and score to create a viewer experience of our world and our tweet up.

During the organization process, Demyilo has had a chance to view a great deal of the footage. His response, “I want to go to CHSH next year.” We’re going to do everything in our power to hold him to it.

March 30, 2012

Here’s my friend Steven and I goofing around. I get tongue tied and repeat myself but my message is clear, I need your help.

Participate, contribute, recommend, spread the gospel! (That was probably too far, huh?)

March 28, 2012

Please help make this documentary a reality. The video is an example of what two people and a handi-cam can do in a park. Imagine how much better it can be with a dedicated film crew.

March 9, 2012
CHSHumentary

Hello all,

I’m Stacy and I’m making a documentary about how we connect. I’m focusing my documentary on the CHSH Tweetup phenomenon and the community members who live an extension of themselves online.

A little about me, I’m a film student in OKC. I’m thirty-noneyobusiness and happily married. I’m an award winning filmmaker, screenwriter, aspiring cinematographer, and all around goof ball. I’m a hard worker and an excellent student.

I love our community. I find the unique connection each of us has made fascinating. I think documenting how we as individuals choose to use social media networks to live virtually and how it has affected our interaction and expectations of relationships in our physical society provides an interesting story worth telling. People are no longer bound by geographical location to find like minded individuals. While using the internet to connect is not new, connections via social media are relatively new and virtually undocumented.

One of my classes this semester is documentary filmmaking. I will submit this project for a grade. Please know that telling our story means so much more to me than just a grade. I have chosen this project because it is important to me, it’s worth telling, it will be a challenge, an endeavor worth exploring. I’ll follow up this semester with film festivals, etc.

Initial concerns, when I approached the CHSH organizers with my idea, were protecting the anonymity of those who wishing to remain faceless. Please know that I do not wish to encroach on anyone’s personal space in any way. I hope to gain support for my project by those willing to participate. I won’t film this like any sort of reality television show, and I won’t propagate drama for any reason. I, in no way, wish to portray this event or any individual negatively or without their consent.

I’ll post more and often as progress is made. I’m excited about this and hope you are or will be too.