Final cut of my documentary about Mr. Corey Shapiro, founder of the Vintage Frames Company. I have to say, this one was hard to figure out, but I am quite happy with the result. Sure, they’re are always a few things to fix, but based on the footage I had and the goal I was aiming, I doubted a bit of my video at first. The thing with Corey is that he is used to interviews, so it took us a bit more time for him to get loose and not answer my questions like a robot”, and when he did, he gave me some awesome material to work with. As you may have noticed from my other cuts, they were very different. It’s simply because for this one, I decided to tone it down to the basics and simply have that story about a father and his son, nothing too extravaganza. One problem I faced is the sound of this piece. A few minutes into the interview, this fan noise started in Corey’s office, and when we asked him to wait until it stopped, he told us that it was gonna go on all day. We already had a few mic problems, so this did not help at all. I tried removing as much noise as I could using the denoiser in Audacity and by using room tone to fill the gaps, but it is still very evident. Also, my rendering setting must be wrong at some place, but there are some weird pixels in the video at some points. To me, this piece was an opportunity for me to learn that it’s not always just about the subject. When I managed to get Corey for my doc, I thought all the job was done, that I basically just had to ask him about his story and that the rest would just flow easily, but I realized that in order to make something the viewers could connect to, I had to dig a little deeper and find another story than the one of “Corey Shapiro, CEO of the Vintage Frames Company”. That’s why I went for the father and son one. Anyway, feedback, as always, is more than welcome!