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Review: What this is all about.

Stop. Rewind.

The more I post to this thing, the more I’m starting to think this site needs words. That poster we put up with all the words already covers a lot of that, sure, but maybe not in the way that I’m thinking. I want discussion, forum, debate. I want people who look at our documentary to come on here and give feedback, and use this as a resource to talk about the environment.

So, that being said, here’s some thoughts about what we’re doing, simply from my perspective:

I’m the tech guy. The videographer, the editor, the one who’s taking this elaborate idea of Chas and Jesse’s and transferring it to the screen. And I came on late. When I started, I knew pretty much this: the idea is to make a documentary about environmental issues in Sri Lanka, specifically focused on water and its history in the country as being one of the most advanced systems in the ancient world, though now it’s in the same position as almost any developing country.

And usually as you get started on projects like this, your idea gets more specific. Ours got shifted significantly. It became broader. And it became about us, in part.

The reason for this is two-fold. We want people to understand and appreciate Sri Lanka and its environmental issues from a perspective they can associate with. Just a movie about Sri Lanka’s environment is difficult to sell, people won’t be able to connect to it. The other reason is simply this: we needed a stronger story, and we weren’t going to pretend like “The Elephant in the Room” was going to be the end-all and be-all of discussions about the environment in Sri Lanka. We had to shape it to what we were doing — traveling on a college trip and trying to shoot a documentary along the way.

So, now, here we are with about 35 hours of footage all-told, gathered with five cameras, and a script and all these hopes. Now we need you.

–Jack

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New web poster:

So for advertising purposes, here’s a new image we put together for the web. It was made for some AfterEffects work, and will likely go at the end of videos we post throughout the next few weeks leading up to the release of the film.

(Speaking of which, interviews and clips are to come! Stay tuned for more, including an interview with Ajantha Perera!)

-JJC

First trailer:

We’re really excite to debut the first trailer for the movie here. Keep checking back for more updates!

–JJC.

New poster!

Along with the new trailer, we’re putting up a new poster for the movie as well. Enjoy!

Hopefully we got all the spelling right.

-JJC.

We now have Vimeo:

As we continue on this project, we’ll be posting more and more to Vimeo and YouTube with videos we’re creating for promos or as background. It’ll be interviews, behind-the-scenes and just videos we like and want to share with the world. Here’s a little graphic we made for that:

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

Anyway, we’re excited. Be sure to subscribe to us here: http://vimeo.com/20466975

–JJC.

First poster up!

Hey everyone!

For our first post on the new ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM site, we’re revealing our first poster:

The Elephant in the Room. A film about environmental issues in Sri Lanka.

Many more to come, hopefully, so stay tuned!

–JJC.