I watched it last night before I went to bed - and just now finished watching it a second time.......
This is a better documentary than most of the stuff you see on tv today (especially the number of current documentary-styled tv shows with a paranormal theme).....have you given any thought to "fleshing it out" into an hour long program?
I was just thinking the way to "add more" to it would be to include a group of people "making a visit" to the property...perhaps camping there over night and just recording what they experienced and that sort of thing.....I don't know. I guess something like that might seem too similar to all of the other "paranormal shows" out there.
Anyway - this really is great! You did an excellent job!
Agreed! It was VERY well done! The things you said in/throughout the narration were terrific as well! If only I'd thought of them when I was writing the rough draft of my Summerwind novel..... But still!!! AWESOME!!!!!
And in regard to what Bobby said above---I like his idea; thing is, everyone's experience is different in some way,shape, or form. My own was interesting enough to inspire me to eventually write my (rough draft) novel. Others were shared in various books---Tom Hollatz wrote a couple of books about hauntings in the Northwoods areas that shared several alternate theories of Summerwind's hauntings, as well as experiences others have had, very interesting reads!!!!
Props to Anthony and Devon for doing GREAT with this!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by HauntingExperiments on Oct 14, 2010 22:10:13 GMT -6
@ bobbybuka: Thank you so much!!! So glad you liked it. :-) We worked pretty hard on this one and wanted it to be extra special for the first season finale! As for putting in investigation reenactments of actual footage of people investigating, it's been done and is still pretty popular with all the shows like Paranormal State and Ghost Hunters, etc. Plus we have filmed a couple investigations and they are SOOO hard to do! There is just so much extra footage that we would have to go through so that is why we just make straight ghost lore shows.
@ hitman97: Thank you! And that is so cool your working on a book about Summerwind. Hey, if you use anything we said in it just give us a special mention in your book...hehe ;-) You'll have to keep us posted on how that's coming! I'll be first in line to buy it!!!!
I definitely like the shows that you produce! I guess I was just wondering how you could stretch it into an hour (or possibly 2 hours) because I'd love to see you actually sell one of your documentary programs to a commercial network or cable channel!
As I said, your stuff is good enough to run on tv! (and I guess you would only need something like an 85 minute program to run in a 2 hour slot, because they load them full of commercials)....
But I am curious...
Do either you or your husband work in some branch of "television production" - or did you both major in that field in school or something?
It's just really weird (in an extremely good way!!!) - to run across such "professional work" from "amatures" that you discover on a message board.
Post by HauntingExperiments on Oct 19, 2010 17:43:38 GMT -6
Well actually we are heading in that direction. Right now we are in post production of a full length documentary that will be half historical and half ghost lore. It's on Caryville (familiar with it at all?) We have like five trailers online right now actually....LOL So that is what we are going to be releasing next but as of yet we don't have a release date but I'll keep everyone posted!
As for education, my husband and I are self taught. Completely. He works full time at a factory in quality auditor and I work at a motel (front desk). So we work normal jobs. Hubby attended one semester of college for marketing and I attended 2 1/2 of college in psychology. But then we got into film! It seems to be our knack! :-)
Thanks again for writing, we'll keep everyone posted on what we're doing next!