The third of 22 Timelapse Tuesdays. This one was spent with Mike Schroeder of Oddly Correct Coffee in Midtown, Kansas City. It was a fun production with a lot of beans and Mike talks about balancing the views romantic and practical views on roasting coffee.
Finally, a solid trailer for the documentary that Kevin and Christopher have been working on since February of 2012. We Are Superman is a documentary film that takes a look at the historic socioeconomic and racial divide along Troost Avenue in Kansas City. The film explores the history of Troost, and chronicles the actions being undertaken by members of the community to transform Troost from a dividing line into a gathering place.
See more at http://facebook.com/wearesuperman or http://wearesuperman-themovie.com
Once again, the evening was over-crowded and the 1.5 hours just wasn’t enough to get the post-production done. I don’t know why I thought it would be. But, it is live and it is posted. The purposed of this project is multifaceted. For the pieces themselves, the goal is to give people the opportunity to reflect on a day in the middle of the week that often flies right by. Aside from being an enjoyable alliteration, Tuesdays work well in the piece because those 5 week days take up the most of our lives. If the only timelapses made are of singular, spectacular events, than it plays into the cancerous idea which can lodge itself in our brain – that our life is boring and insignificant. If we can take a moment, look up and out, we often find that life is pretty great and that all of the actions and days and happenings that brought us to this exact moment are pretty mind-blowing.
The reason to do a project in the first place is to just get back in the routine of consistent creative output. We just finished up a lot of work on We Are Superman about 6 weeks ago. A new project called Broke, Busted, and Disgusted has been very slow to gain momentum. So, in between these documentaries, it’s important to not let the muscles (mental or physical) atrophy. The more you do something, the easier it become. So this is intended to form a good habit of creative output. Too often I sit on a project because it isn’t turning out nearly as well as I feel it ought to, and then it never sees the lite of day.
Good, great, or regrettable, these Timelapse Tuesday videos will go live each week. Hopefully by the end, they will be consistently Great. Let me know how I’m doing.
Bob Atkins is a commercial letterpress printer in Kansas City, MO. He started his own shop, Skylab Letterpress, in 2006, and has been growing his business and his business skills ever since. In this interview, Bob talks about the passion that led him to go out on his own and he gives some pointers to others that are contemplating making the jump into entrepreneurship.
Geoff Wood is an entrepreneur and connector in Des Moines, IA. He is the co-founder of VolunteerLocal and CampusAuthority. He also created a position for himself at Silicon Prairie News and has since worked up to become their COO. In this video, Geoff talks about being an entrepreneur, what it takes to be self-motivated, and how he went about launching his newest product, Eggcrates.
I’m slowly falling into a habit of having half-quasi-semi summer internships. Continuing in that tradition, Thomas Leonard, a senior at Mizzou, is spending some time in the office this summer in order to develop some NPR-inspired story telling skills. Continuing in the more-established traditions of “Do!” I just kicked him out the door on his first day – May 31st – with a microphone and recorder telling him to make piece about Memorial Day since it was just the day before.
It was his first ever attempt at both recording and at editing. I think he did an excellent job, even not considering it as a first-run. Take a listen and let us know what you think.