Back in the spring of 2017, I was searching for a new creative project to take my mind off of work upheavals. I took a Durham Arts Council short course called "Make a 5-minute Documentary in 7 Weeks." I've done screen capture edits at work with Camtasia Studio, but had never worked with capturing or editing digital video. I thought this would be a good enough challenge to get me making something.
It took longer than 7 weeks to create my documentary (lessons learned to follow!) and it turned out to be about 8 minutes long, but I was pleased with how it turned out. It is of my banjo teacher, J. Michael Pope of Beautiful Music Studios, and I think it captures the heart of his teaching and his spiritual practice. I captured the video, edited it in Final Cut Pro, and uploaded it to YouTube.