The Dates Are Set

The making of any documentary is a long road, and a lot of work has already been done laying the foundation for this one.  A very important step is obviously setting the shooting dates.  We will begin principle photography August 2012.  We will be hitting the road and traveling around Ontario interviewing a number of people involved in this issue.  So the clock is officially ticking.

At NAB

NAB is the National Association of Broadcasters, and each year they hold a very large convention in Las Vegas.  It is an awesome opportunity to be able to play with all of the new gear that is being released.  It is essentially a film geek’s heaven.

 

This is the third time that I’ve attended the conference.  Just arrived last night, and am excited to see what new toys I will get to check out.  Unfortunately this will be a very short trip, as I have to head back in a couple of days to head out on the road to shoot a documentary; but I will take in everything I can while I’m here.

 

Tonight is the Red users party which is always fun.  They have been rumoring some big announcements, so I will find out later what they have in store.

 

Nuclear Hope

So I’m happy to announce an exciting project on the horizon for Red Salt Productions.  It is a feature-length documentary that will begin principle summer 2012.  Due to the fact that it is project that is in pre-production, I can’t release too many details yet.  All I will say for now is the working title is “Nuclear Hope”.  This is the single largest film project that I have undertaken.  There are a lot of things that are going to need to fall into place before this becomes a reality, but things are moving along well so far.

Batanyili Water Fetching

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“This album is very personal to me. The day these photos were taken was probably one of the most impactful days I had while in Ghana. I woke up on a Saturday morning to go and shoot this video, and I was in a terrible mood. I didn’t want to go and shoot this video. When I got there, we went with the women to fetch water, and it was by far the furthest that I had seen women go to fetch. It was about 2.5 kms each way, and they would do it a few times a day. Running around shooting the video and photos for this made me realize how blessed I am in life, and how hard these people had to work just to get some water that was incredibly dirty. I will remember this day the rest of my life.”

From Batanyili Water Fetching, posted by Shane Smith on 2/26/2012 (13 items)

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Digging at Yilonaayili


“Some photos of the community members of Yilonaayili digging the trench to install their new clean water piping courtesy of Create Change.”

From Digging at Yilonaayili, posted by Shane Smith on 2/26/2012 (7 items)

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Digging at Damankunyili


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Wayamba Celebration


From Wayamba Celebration, posted by Shane Smith on 2/26/2012 (7 items)

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School Supplies


From School Supplies, posted by Shane Smith on 2/26/2012 (4 items)

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Tree Hunting on a Sunday Drive

These are just some random pictures I took during a lazy Sunday drive on the motorbike recently.

From Tree Hunting, posted by Shane Smith on 10/09/2011 (5 items)

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Yilonaayili


From Yilonaayili, posted by Shane Smith on 2/26/2012 (10 items)

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