The Document = a File or Piece of Paper with things written or typed , printed on it .
To Document = an Action , a Motion , to Preserve , Record , Protect , Make Memory of .
A Documentary = a Commentary , a Story , a Recording of someone , or something to preserve , protect , portray by means of telling or recording and creating a story about that .
Documentary Videos are often Staged and rehearsed , Practised and Performed to create a story , and embellish upon what is actually there often time Misrepresenting that which was originally there .
So , That being said , a TRUE Documentary Videographer , will Develop a relationship and trust with the persons who are being filmed and then stay the hell out of their way , and Capture the Natural Unrehearsed story in a way that is informative and reaches the audience who will SEE the story or Hear it . However it is presented . And what you get is much closer to the truth of the story or at lease that side of it , as it would be in the case of any Political Conflict or War story .
But The Story of People and their Creativity , and their Bond with each other is never one-sided , Because the subject matter is very different . The Story of Craftsmen and Women , they are intrinsically tied to what they do and those around them , The Materials they use , The Earth , and Nature from which the Materials came from .
And Each Culture has their own community of Craftsmen at different levels of Skill and Quality of their work and what they make and how it is used in the Society around them . It is ALL connected .
I have been Tasked with a Documentary …..about that Very Subject . Throughout the Countryside of Japan and Different Prefectures , To capture the essence of these Craftsmen’s History , Lineage , and Work and how it relates to or is affected by the Changing Digital World around us .
So those of you who graciously have visited my blog so often over the past year or two , I thank you very very much , I check the stats to see which countries are visiting , and what your reading , and I really appreciate you stopping by . So If you will , Follow me and the TEAM , that will be Making this Documentary about some of the Finest Craftsmanship in Japan and offer your support when we bring out the Kickstarter campaign to help fund it .
This will not be a Budget Film , We are aiming to really bring something Nice to the Table . There are some very High Quality people involve in the Project , and I am appreciate of the Company I am in . Graphic Artist , a Great Photographer , and Others with Editing Skills in different platforms , and disciplines who are offering their time and effort to help make this Happen .
I leave on Friday to begin the Shoot for the Trailer or Teaser for the Kickstarter Campaign . We will shoot for Several days , in Several Locations in Japans Most Beautiful regions and Give you a Taste of what we Really want to do .
I will keep you all posted , and put Updates and maybe some Pix of the process posted here as we get into the depth of it ( Depending on Internet Access abilities !!! )
More details to come as I get permission to do so .