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Back in the Saddle!

Although I haven’t updated here on the congocast.org site since the winter, spring is coming and with it some major changes for this project!  To catch you up to speed, here is a brief synopsis of what has been going on with the Congocast...
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Staring at the Mountain

200+ Hours of Footage 350+ Interviews/Events Filmed 8500+ Video Clips It is easy to get overwhelmed when you don’t know where to start.  The idea of trying to turn this podcast into something that is a 90-120 minutes long documentary has terrified the mess...

From Documentary Podcast to Documentary Film

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on the blog here at Congocast.org.  Intermittently, over the last six months, I have been working on preparing for the post production phase of the Congocast.org film project.  After our trip back to Congo last year, I...

“Reporter”

I received an email after my last blog from a rep at attentionusa.com.  They are a NYC PR firm working to help get the word out about Reporter, last year’s documentary by Eric Daniel Metzgar about Nicholas Kristof that premiered at Sundance in 2009. ...
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“There is no way that is her!”

When I saw her picture my first thought was, ”there is no way that is her…” Saturday night as I was wrapping up my work, I stopped to check my twitter feed. As I opened my favorite twitter client I saw at the top of...

Where do I start?!?

So today, I’m going back through the 17 episodes we made of the Congocast podcast over the last three years to begin the process of cutting it down into a rough cut for a film. The hardest part about this is figuring out where...

Ramping back up!

Well, it has been quite a bit of time since I’ve been at work on the Congocast.org project! Sorry for long wait! Editing on the Congocast project has restarted. Thanks to the help of some awesome volunteers this past fall, we have gotten all...

Getting there one step at a time!

Six months ago today, I returned from the DRC with 60 hours of footage and the big question mark of what to do next now that I was done with the “Production” piece of this project. Since then I’ve become a father, finished the...

Getting it Done…

We are almost finished with the process of logging the tapes from our trip in March – and capture should start by next week. It has taken a long time – but as you may have read with the recent addition to my family...
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