Despite the aggressive schedule around here (glider training, trying to find a new acro ride, doing really cool legal work for the best clients on the planet, etc.), I managed to get some time this weekend to do some editing on the movie. The result is this sneak peek, “With friends like these . . .”
The campers at both of the Acro Camp shoots were very collaborative and supportive of each other. But that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t at least a little laughter with (okay, at) each other when stuff went wrong. And stuff is bound to go wrong when you’re learning to fly an aircraft whose center of gravity is behind the mains.
In the course of logging all of the footage, I’ve noted when both IPs were in aircraft and noted opportunities to synchronize the conversation across both cockpits. Usually based on ATC calls or radio communication between the aircraft. This was one such pair of sequences. I loved the big bounce on Jim’s wheel landing and I loved the reaction that it got from Barry and Lynda. I lined them up this evening and voila! Tailwheel magic!
I’m actively working on putting together more time to get the film edited. It hasn’t been easy, but I’m making some real progress. Watch this space and the new Acro Camp web page (in development) for more news and updates!