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Rough Cut Delivered

I must say it’s very exciting to see it all coming together. Before I left Toronto on Tuesday I delivered the rough cut and I love the direction the movie is headed. I guess, what I’ve learned recently is that … Continue reading

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The Narration

Narration is a contentious issue sometimes. Some filmmakers are anti-narration, the idea being that you leave your subject to answer the questions and lead the audience through. And, in some cases, this is a perfectly reasonable thing to do – … Continue reading

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The Opening

We’re six weeks into the edit and all is well! The pieces are coming together and it feels like we’re asking the right questions but the proof will be in the pudding on Friday when we dare to unveil the … Continue reading

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I never thought I’d be interested

Well, truth be told, I would have thought I would be the last person to make a documentary about a human-powered ornithopter. Not because I’m not interested in the world or even science…I am…but it’s not where I generally first … Continue reading

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We’re Editing!

It’s so exciting and, at the same time, a little nerve-wracking. Robert Swartz is editing this film and so far it’s pretty great. We’re working at a faster pace than I thought we would, at least it seems that way … Continue reading

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Countdown to EDIT!

Wow, the day we’ve all been waiting for…well, really the day I’VE been waiting for is moments away. With all the footage “in the can” the magic is soon to start. At this point I actually have no idea how … Continue reading

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Finishing up in Europe

I think it’s quite appropriate that the final interviews for this film were shot in Europe since that’s really where the dream began centuries ago. We started in Turin interviewing Pierluigi Duranti, a representative from the FAI. A lovely man, … Continue reading

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Build your own glider

If you’ve been thinking about building your own glider and wondering where to start, here’s a sneak peek into the design of the Lilienthal glider we used for our shoot. Thanks to the Otto Lilienthal Museum for your help!

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Some More Pictures

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They’re so beautiful and fun, I have to share more!

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Answering the funding question (?)

Big sigh as I approach this question…how does the funding work and how does the documentary get made. The answer is bittersweet. Bitter because it has been a relatively long road and the number of things that need to come … Continue reading

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