It has been a busy week. On Monday, I returned from screening '-1287' in Taiwan (STORY). Tuesday I had the press conference about the cancellation of screenings of 'A2-B-C' (STORY). Yesterday, I received confirmation that a piece I had been working on for the Japan Times was going to be published in the online edition last night and in the print edition this morning, so there was lots of final checking of the story and polishing up of the accompanying video.
The assignment was to conduct a taidan, or conversation, with documentary filmmaker Kamanaka Hitomi. The edited transcript was printed in the newspaper, and I edited a longer video which was published on my channel in conjunction with the article.
I first saw it online late last night, but when I saw it print for the first time this morning, I was surprised to realize that it was a full page!
I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and the challenge to try something new. I am especially thankful for the support of my colleague Dreux Richard (who recommended me for this job and who edited the transcript), Ben Stubbins (my editor at the Japan Times), Daisuke Sanada & Sophia Swanson (for the subtitles), and Adrian Uchujin Storey (for the sound mix).
The full article can be read online HERE and the video is below:
And the week is not over yet. Today I started cutting a brand new documentary. More on that soon...