As soon as our plane landed back in Newark, the post production process began. Leading up to our Tuesday class, each student had to go through their photos individually and upload them into the appropriate folders that were made online. By the time class started, everyone knew if they were a part of the transcribing team or the logging team.
The logging team is responsible for labeling each individual clip that was taken during the duration of the trip. This way, it is easier to find a necessary clip when it comes time to edit the documentary. The logging group split up their schedules into four-hour shifts throughout the week to ensure everyone has enough time to do their part.
The transcribing group has to go through each of the interviews that occured on the trip. We interviewed approximately 50 people and each person is responsible for writing out five of these interviews. They all must be completed by Sunday so that we can start the editing process as soon as possible.
After everyone had their assignments for the week, we had a group discussion about our vision for the documentary. We looked at the documentary in three acts and made a list of keywords that we should all be looking for when logging and transcribing. Some concepts that we are looking for include: culture, aloha, resilience, spirituality, earthquakes, community, and statehood. This is only the start of what we will be searching for throughout the first few weeks of post production.
Shortly before our scheduled class time, we were informed that News 12, a local news station, was going to appear to interview our class about our trip. They expressed interest in interviewing Dr. Maria Luskay and two students about the time we spent in Hawaii and the logistics of the class.
For the rest of the class, everyone had time to get a start on their assignments, whether that was logging, transcribing, or separating photographs. Next class, we will be looking at how we want to organize the documentary into the three structural acts that will form the overall structure.