Latitude: ‘The Making Of’ Documentary

Myself, Sam and Alex have been given directors rights on ‘The Making Of’ Latitude, which is yet to be named. Over the duration of the pre-production process we have been documenting the progress of our team, taking cameras with us when location scouting, interviewing crew members and recording meetings. So far it has sort of been a roller-coaster ride, with ups and downs, huge changes to planning, with certainly more to come. We will be filming the build up to the UK shoot, the shoot itself and the same for when in California, but it won’t stop there. We will be filming throughout the post-production process, through distribution right until the film is screened. I have researched into a few different documentary styles, the most influential of which has to be Lost in La Mancha which I watched last night.

If there is one thing I’ve learnt from watching this hilarious yet devastating documentary it is that it is always a good idea to document EVERYTHING you film, as you can never be certain that things will happen the way you’ve planned. In the case of ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ they fell back on the making of when their film never got made, and look at it’s success. I will be updating the blog with regular posts regarding the making of, including interviews from Pete (Director), Mick (Producer) and Rich (Editing/Casting) shortly.

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