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30 Dogs 30 Days - Frenchies

A process video from 2010 featuring two Frenchies 
Watching this video was quite the step back in time!

In order to make these sorts of films the camera was set up - and not touched - for days. In some households that wouldn't be an issue, but in this one, it was a ginormous challenge. Because as soon as the camera was set up, someone needed to get into the closet behind it. Or a dog would come ramming into the tripod. Or I would forget it was there and back straight up into it. The real life hazards of filming at home.

On top of that, I had to remember to turn the camera off when I left the easel (to take a phone call, lock a kid out of the house, set dinner to burning on the stove) and, most critically, turn it back on when I returned. You'll see a shining example at about the 56 second mark when I forgot to do just that.

I spend a lot of time laughing at myself. It's a coping mechanism.

My process has changed some in the last 9 years. But it's still essentially the same. To tell the story of the dogs' relationship with their person.

Best. Job. Ever.

Warmly, Kim

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