Filming has begun for the Detroit portion of the latest DL! documentary (info here) and we’re pretty pumped. We’re rocking a pretty great team with Steven Oliver on the camera and Nick Enright rocking the sound. Sean Redenz, when he’s available, just helps with everything– a true jack of all trades. We’ve got a full schedule for the next two weeks, after which we’ll be capturing b-roll and then hound-dogging this boat right in to post production (editing). There’s some film festivals that have rough cut late submission deadlines at the end of September, so we’re gunning for that. It’s awfully ambitious given that the film is looking to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 30-45 minutes (don’t quote me on that), but hey, I guess that’s how we roll.
In the meantime, I’ll be doing my best to talk about fantastic articles like this one– click here– discussing ex-Detroit Tiger Ty Cobb, the Woodbridge neighborhood and the future trajectory of the city. This line about sums it all up:
“Ty Cobb can be a cruel man, and at the same time be a misunderstood hero. Detroit can be both a ravaged, bleeding city and an inspired place where creative people are imagining new ways for an urban center to be successful. In fact, that’s exactly what is true.”
Author Anna Clark hits the nail on the head in many ways balancing Detroit’s sugar sweet and sour, using Cobb as the comparison device. In a lot of ways it totally works. It’s also rich with history and things that I never knew about Detroit which makes it that much more worthwhile. Just read the article. Really. It’s worth it.