I’m pleased to report the doc is 99% done. I’m putting the finishing touches on it now.
After finishing the rough cut in December, I asked several people to take a look at it and give feedback. Thankfully, all of my kind and generous test subjects liked it (whew) and also offered some great suggestions. I’ve been incorporating those ideas while finishing the editing process, and the doc is working better than ever. I expect it to be locked (as they say in the biz) sometime within the next few weeks.
I began this project in April 2008, so that means it will be finished exactly five years from the start date (thus, the poster can legitimately declare “five years in the making!”). I’m very pleased with it and looking forward to submitting it to film festivals. Check back as I chronicle that process in the coming months.
Thanks again for following this journey. Baby Banana and I appreciate your support!
That’s the question I’m asked most often these days.
And the answer is…
I’ve been editing steadily for the past several months, and I’m pleased to report the rough cut has just been finished. The doc is coming together great, but there’s still plenty of work to do. (Turns out single-handedly editing down a hundred hours of footage in one’s spare time is, uh, not a fast process:)
Many thanks to all who participated in the project and to my loyal blog followers. I’ll do my best to keep you updated on the progress.
Okay, now back to editing….
Check out the billing given Debi by the Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum at her recent concert at the beautiful outdoor venue in Topanga, California:
Documentary cameras were on hand to record this concert, which has special significance (we’re not blabbing….it will be revealed in the doc:). During one number, Debi was joined onstage by a group of enthusiastic kid helpers from the audience.
For those of us old enough to remember: Will Geer (founder of the Theatricum Botanicum) played Grandpa Walton on the classic 1970s TV series, “The Waltons.” His daughter, Ellen, has continued the tradition of live entertainment at his namesake theater.
Many thanks to the awesome staff for their help and support with this shoot.
Documentary cameras were on hand this week as Jim and Debi emerged from a secret pitch in a top secret location. Cameras were banned from the pitch meeting, and the name of the company is classified info at this time.
In fact, disregard the above photo and look at this one instead:
Whew, that’s better. Prior to the secret pitch meeting, Debi and Jim made last-minute preparations at Debi’s house. Which is not secret.
Now log out quickly, as this post will self-destruct in ten…nine….eight….seven…
Check out “Talkin’ Toons”….it’s the awesome podcast series hosted by cartoon voice artist extraordinaire Rob Paulsen.
Debi joined Rob on the latest edition for a mini “Jimmy Neutron” reunion. Documentary cameras were on hand during the recording session. Listen in when Carl Wheezer discovers the shocking truth about his longtime co-star (“Jimmy…you’re a chick!”)
Check it out at robpaulsenlive.com
Debi was interviewed at her home today for the upcoming documentary “I Know That Voice.” Executive Producer John Di Maggio and his crew are in the process of assembling voice actors and others to spotlight the “mysterious world of voiceover.”
Our documentary cameras were there to document their documentary cameras:
And (alongside cartoon icon Jimmy Neutron) tropical fruit sensation Baby Banana generously consented to make a cameo appearance:
Check out the current (i.e., Debi-less) trailer for “I Know That Voice”….
On Monday, the documentary crew was in Indio, California where Debi had been invited to speak to the freshman class of her alma mater, Indio High School.
Debi was greeted with several signs welcoming her home. The school principal’s parking space was even re-assigned for the day for the visiting “superstar.”
To cover the event, the documentary crew strategically placed a cameraman in the stands of the auditorium, inconspicuously disguised as a high school freshman with a video camera:
We’re pretty certain no one noticed a thing.