Just a quick update, lots of stuff has moved forward since last year.
- Editing of the first interview has reached a critical point where all the fluff has been cut out, discussions over a similar subject matter have been grouped, and now I'm left with ~80 morsels of interview (of 1 to 6 minutes each) that I have to rearrange and merge to become more linear.
- Sound timing issues have been fixed completely
- I have started capturing images of Quebec city, many in timelapse, to complement the interview.
- I have mandated a cinematographer friend to film B-Roll of the Claridge building, old headquarters of the AdLib company
- Planning on getting more video of historical spots in the city.
- I have received an AdLib Clone PCB with all the components, recently, to build an 1990 AdLib from scratch. Hoping to have one of the technicians (possibly Vincent) for AdLib build and solder it in front of a camera while answering questions and telling us some trivia.
I am in contact with new people regarding interviews ...
- Paul Marcoux (composer)
- Jacques Benoit (lead technician and lead programmer)
- Bernard Motulsky (administrator)
- Julie Beaulieu (secretary/administration)
- Significant other is helping with research of archives from the Canadian government, notably recordings of the National Assembly where they discussed the fate of AdLib before the bankruptcy.
- Friend is helping me research old USENET articles and messages concerning AdLib, specifically statements and stories about AdLib made by Rich Heimlich who I'm planning on interviewing at some point.
- I'm flying to TX next week, and will try to meet with the people from the Video Game Museum, see if they can help the project in some way.
- Good discussions with Karen Collins about documentary-making, as well as MobyGamer on the same subject. You guys rock, and your experience helps a lot.
- I'm doing a lot of research about the AdLib card's serial numbers, which are a good indicator of how many of the cards were really produced. Earliest S/N I've seen is around 13000, and latest around 165000.
- I have started having people around me review and listen to parts of the edited interview, and tell me if they appreciate the flow of the ideas, and if they notice the cuts between different moments of the interview (while speaking of a same subject). So far the response is very positive, and the cuts are nearly not noticeable. It seems my strategy/method for editing is really paying off.
That's it for now!
As soon as I have a reviewable tidbit (with subtitles) I'll post it here 😀