There’s nothing like a good biopic

There’s nothing like a well-made biopic – a filmed biography of someone you are interested in. Recently, the kids and I watched a 40 minute biopic of Joanne Rowling (Catherine’s favourite author, so you can guess the books!) and it occured to me that it might be fun to produce a little video of each of the kids – current ages 14 and 12 years – trying to capture and describe something of their lives at this moment.

Christopher will assist with the editing and post-production, as well as providing the equipment. Catherine will assist with research and scriptwriting and operate the camera; except when it is pointed at her! Iwill direct and produce.

I will do a little pre-production planning to establish a theme and the overall approach and then it might be fun to call a meeting of the ‘production team’ (all 4 of us) to brainstorm such stylistic aspects as locations, music and special effects.

It seems to me that this would make a good wet-weather summer holiday project, and has the potential to be attempted afresh every few years as the kids grow through their teen years.

Of course, it may all end up becoming too much work and get scrapped before it is even properly started.


~ by Garry on December 27, 2010.

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