It's always interesting making a documentary because you're never 100% sure what you'll end up with. All of the preproduction and planning in the world still can't predict the future. We went into this film with the idea to explore what is the "big deal" about Pilates. What is behind all of the hype? Why has it grown in the way that it has? These questions turned out to be the perfect gateway into exploring the real theme of the film, the essence of Pilates. A Movement of Movement has been in production for 7 months, and it has come thousands of miles since its inception, literally. The expansion of Pilates is only a small part of the film. In exploring how and why Pilates has spread, something caught our attention. There's something about Pilates, other than the history and science that is driving the method; just like there is something more to surfing than just gliding on the water. What is it about certain things in life that keep pulling us back? What is the essence of Pilates?
It’s been a great few weeks getting acclimated to our temporary home in Germany. The editing is well underway, and the footage is beginning to share its story. The massive task of transcribing all of the interviews is complete, and now I’m actually piecing the film together. Although it’s exciting to be at this stage, there is still a long road of editing, shooting, and reediting to come. The nice thing now is that I have hours and hours of incredible footage and interviews to keep the project inspired through the long days and nights spend at the computer.
Other than editing we’re still filming at a few more locations. Our next stop is in Paris in two weeks.
À la prochaine!
We've made it to Europe where the editing has begun! The latest news is on the soundtrack for the film. During the filming process we captured a lot of audio from various places in Pilates studios. We're taking this audio and incorporating it into the musical score for the film. The goal is to create a hybrid soundtrack that uses voices, music, and effects. It's very time consuming, so we've only been able to see the tip of the iceberg, but from what we've made, it is awesome! We can't wait to get more of it done and start combining the sound with the images.
We're documenting the movement of movement. This is where we're at, who we're with, and what we're doing.