For the 2006 National Rainbow Gathering in Colorado, I captured footage with five super 8 cartridges, which equalled a nine minute film. I should have taken more film on that trip! Not yet satisfied with the outcome, I returned to the 2008 National Rainbow Gathering in Wyoming with six more cartridges. Instead of showing everything that I filmed, I consolidated the eleven reels of material into a short film of about eleven minutes running time. Two of the cartridges were the new "Vision 2" super 8 film...a much better film stock. The film that appears really good (without a black border) is that footage.
As well, I attempted to incorporate two dolls into the film: "Groovy Guy" (a G.I. Joe doll) and "Gothic Girl" (a Barbie type doll). I have those dolls in other films of mine and thought the gathering would be a nice place to take them!
I'd love to attend the 2009 New Mexico National...it's so close to Denver, CO. But I have other arrangements that shall likely prevent this. If I do make it, though, this Rainbow Gathering film shall be revised once again! For now, please enjoy the groovy show, and thanks so much if you participated in the film.
Peace, John. 5-11-09.
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