Workin' on my thesis

I haven't been very good at posting...which only means I'm engrossed in completing my thesis film...right?  Well, kinda.  I've been steadily working, finishing the majority of my interviews in February. This Monday I'll be showing a rough cut of the film to the class....likely  a very, very rough cut.

I'm a treasurer for the DOC NOW thesis festival, so that's been eating a lot of my time.  But it's a fun experience so far, and I'm getting really excited for the festival.

And speaking of, it also means deadlines for submitting things to the thesis catalog and whatnot.  I've been digging into the archives of my recent photography of the farm to try and find something worth representing my film.  Perhaps I should have put more thought into figuring out what that one photograph would be.  I narrowed it down to two photos.

The first is very romantic, but I feel like viewing it on a website won't necessarily grab people.  It does speak more to archives and memory, but....

...I feel like this image really says it all.  Development encroaching on the farm, and I think it also fires the imagination in terms of what others kinds of issues can arise from that.

Which is a better representation of the film???  I'm not sure yet...

In other news, I'll be heading to Hot Doc's DOC U program in May!  I can excitedly announce that I've been accepted into the week-long program and will promise to blog each and every day.  I'm totally taking the entire week off to indulge in everything documentary, and immerse myself in the festival experience.  May....wait, that's when my film needs to be done right?

Right...