In a matter of speaking Epeisodion One of the three narratives of Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine the Narrative Documentary / Film is a long dream of mine which has now come to it’s fruition. Created during the the end of the Covid-19 pandemic.
I had all that I needed to be creative in my cave.
I turned to Zoom, my cell phone and many means of programs to complete this. Which is the longest of the three. Larry Lash is a prodigious storyteller and as my mentor, original staff creation person of Flipside Fanzine, his interview in the first Epeisodion holds humongous satisfaction in my following the narrative through to its completion.
I have transcribed copies and digital copies of all three interviews. Epeisodion Two and three are very clean. Yet in Larry’s case Zoom did not synchronize our interview.
It took me a long time and a lot of figuring out to get it as good as I was capable. I separated our two interviews. I separated Larry and myself, so I had to edit us together again in two different programs. It was a very frustrating process, but I learned how to use all the tools of a film editor. The Flipside Fanzine way.
I think it was Michael Moore who said.
“To start a documentary, one starts with the tools and materials you have close around you.”