Reflective Practice – An Update

Hello online community. I’ve been knee-deep post production on the film Single Girl and while I’m going thru the process of this aspect of production, it enables me to reflect on the practice of the very nature of the making of the film.

First, I certainly couldn’t have made the film without you (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace -now defunct, and YouTube). My online communities have made a tremendous contribution to the making of the film. It’s interesting that when I sit back and look at all the content and coverage I’ve collected, shot, shared and received, that I now see what a tremendous amount of sifting I have to do in order to string together a narrative thread.

When I set out to make the film, I wanted to uncover what it means to be a 21st century feminist, somewhat of a personal journey, but also to put up a mirror in the collective online social stratosphere and see who or what would come back. Come to find out….a lot! Sifting through interview segments and subsequent video archival footage has given me so much content I could make several films! Which I’m truly grateful for.

For now, I have settled on a personal narrative. A first-person film where I am the subject of the film itself, but surrounded by all of the participants – YOU – who engaged with me during the production of the film, who shared, commented and created content in which I could use within the frame work of the film.

Every time I sit down to edit, new thoughts and new ideas emerge; as it’s really tough to sit down and focus on the task at hand, but thankfully ideas are starting to gel and a central theme is beginning to merge.

I’ll keep you posted on the film’s post production advances and thank you again for your support.


About Jodi Nelson

I am a filmmaker launching a new film project entitled 'Single Girl in a Feminist World: What Does A 21st Century Feminist Look Like?' By engaging a global audience of online participants, I will be asking virtual strangers to join in my quest to answer the question, “What does a 21st Century Feminist Look Like?” Utilizing social networks, crowd funding initiatives, web blogs, viral video, second life, flash mobs, virtual chat interaction and traditional modes of documentary practice, I will create a documentary film that exemplifies feminism in its profoundly new image.
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