At some point, most kids want to make a movie, act in a movie, write a movie, whatever. Traveling doesn’t affect that. Traveling can enable it.
Which it did. Miranda did her walk/talk on the desert. And we received a request to record it. I said sure, why not, it’ll be fun.
I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.
After around 4 hours of recording, we finally had everything recorded. It also led to the realization that bloopers are WAY more hilarious when you’re there. While dropping the camera is funny to everyone, a reference to a joke from earlier is a simple “whaa…” moment for everyone else.
It took 45 minutes of editing to get 5 minutes of documentary. And it took another 45 minutes once I had to delete the work and restart. I learned a lot about iMovie while I was at it. I figured out how to add a song over photos (it can’t be as easy as drag and drop, can it… oh, wait). A few “ummmm"s and “so, yeahs”? Simple to edit out. Just a little dragging and deleting.
It took a lot of effort and time. But it’s finished. And y’all get to see it.