I just read about an ongoing project in England. Every seven years, the same group of people is interviewed about their lives. This has been going on since they were children in the 1960’s. They are all 56 now. The filmmaker who continued the project (The Seven Up Series) after the initial set of interviews is Michael Apted – now a noted documentary filmmaker. The footage is fascinating.
I teach writing to kids through my KidWrite program. It’s a before or after school program and in the course of the program, I get to know the kids pretty well. I’d really like to know what they are like as they get older. With that in mind, I’m going to being a project where I follow ten kids from now until then. Not sure when “then” will be, but I’m excited to get started. I need to decide if they will all be the same age or if I’ll pick two or three of the same age (maybe need to follow 12 or 15).
I’m not great with video editing software…. But I can put a digital recorder on a tripod and push start….
Not sure where I’m going with this but it feels like a great idea.
Here’s to “The New Project”~