Wait for the Drop” is a documentary that follows the life of Evan Slagle as he tries to establish himself in the world of DJ-ing. DJ Vibe Lime (Evan) began DJ-ing about 4 years ago and has been working his way to recognition by playing local clubs in Baltimore and expanding his reach to areas such as DC and South Carolina. The documentary was a project for my Documentary Traditions class at...
Documentary Update #6: The Release
Well, it has been a long time coming but at midnight on December 14th I released the final cut of Wait for the Drop. As of now (8:40pm) the film has over 500 hits on Vimeo. That’s an unreal number for me considering many of my videos don’t reach 60 in the first week and seem to peak around 400 after a year. So that might put how crazy this is in perspective. The response to the...
Documentary Update #5: The Drop
Three months into the production and we’re a mere four days away from the release of Wait for the Drop. Releasing a film is always an exciting time for me. It presents a good opportunity to gauge where I’m at as filmmaker. Have I improved? Is this one better than the last? All questions that I get to answer but the viewer gets to answer as well. Documentary has been a really...
Documentary Update 4: Post Production
Documentary Update 4: Post Production It has been a long three months to get to this point in the documentary process, but this week I began my favorite part of film making; editing. The beauty in this process is rediscovering shots from back in September and October and bringing them together to construct the narrative. To me, there is a great beauty in unfolding the vision I have in my head...