Mr. Charlie film adventure update

Aliss Valerie Terrell
2 min readSep 13, 2022

First: Shout-out/introduction to the team: attached are some pix of Mr. Kyle Maddux-Lawrence of MadLawMedia in Savannah, GA, our fabulous videographer, setting up his armada of lights, camera and audio equipment for our first interview at UGA and filming on the fly near the main entrance arch. You’ve already seen him in our day-one-after-work-dinner shot. Kyle’s an encyclopedia of everything film, both artistically and technically, fast and efficient, easy going, a pleasure to work with and talk to. Thank you Dayna Reggero for putting us in touch.

Second: Everything is finally ready for the de-rushing to begin as the next move towards creating a trailer! It’s taken longer than expected for several reasons (a lot of tech details, Kyle and my French editor use different software for example, plus my 4-year-old Macbook Air hard drive is experiencing its Apple-planned obsolescence, meaning I have to get a new computer, change OS and meanwhile stay patient with bugs and shut downs). I wanted to write an outline for my ideal trailer before viewing all the footage and also prepare log sheets to ID sequences and time codes as I go along so I can access them faster when needed.

Third: Had to pay the invoices and calculate the final budget. Film production is a luxury: just under $7,000 for 2 days of filming, travel, accommodations and car rental, etc. NY-GA-NY.

To be continued…

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Aliss Valerie Terrell

I’ve had several lives since coming to France: grad student, singer songwriter, writer and filmmaker, marriage and mothering….