I’ve now been working on this project for over a year–in my spare time. I’ve taken three video courses and am now working on transcribing primary sources and interviews. I have about 80 pages of newspaper articles left to transcribe (although most of the entries are quite short) and about 2 hours of interviews to transcribe. I’m considering having the following threads in the story–
–the illustrated story (illustrator needed)
–Harry’s journey (interviews, exhibition)
–the “interviews” with the Pedestriennes, journalists, and trainers
I may try to interview the other people Harry recommended and the author Mike discovered. I’d like to find sheet music of the songs mentioned in the newspapers and have a band adapt and record them. (Contact Cedar Valley College?) The music could even be modernized I think. I would like to have some costumes made, a green screen, and several backgrounds that would suit the story. I’m also studying Barry Hampe’s book “Making Documentary Films and Videos.” Trying to learn the ropes.