Today, we organized all of our equipment and started our pre-production for the documentary.
We all had a bit of a late start adjusting to the time zone. We began with breakfast at Meltemi, a small restaurant right by the beach. Afterwards, we headed to our headquarters at the local music conservatory where we set up our equipment. Today was a long, but productive day.
The video team including Jiachi, Osvaldo and I went with Thomas to check out the video equipment and establish a workflow. We shot a mock interview to test the lighting and get everyone familiar with the post-production process.
Riley, Mandy, Sarah and Wen, comprise our 3D team. They have a lot of work creating the 3D model of the ruins. Riley and Mandy worked on 3D modeling of the historic artifacts. Wen modeled historic statues from that time period while Sarah spent the day researching architecture in order to accurately represent the ruins.
Julia, Ashley, and Cynthia visited the local library where they researched the region and its history towards developing the script. They also searched online databases and interviewed the local librarian.
Everyone was asked to submit questions about those aspects of the ruins that interested them personally.
Andy assisted everyone as well by consulting with the video team concerning audio issues and helped Julia, Ashley and Cynthia focus their research for the script.
After a long day of working, we got a chance to kick back and relax by treating ourselves to dinner at Hibiscus, a local pizza joint – the oldest restaurant on the island. Later that evening, the video team recorded time-lapse video before finally returning to the villa for a good night sleep.