Another step forward: I just completed a second full day of shooting for Hyphen. Once again accompanied by Travis Boisvenue, I drove to Montreal over the weekend to visit my dad and my old university stomping grounds.
We spent some time at my father’s condo, making lunch and enjoying a hot cup of coffee before venturing out in the cold. We took a (short) walk along the water where my dad lives.
We then drove to the Loyola Campus of Concordia University, where I completed my BA in Communication Studies and lived on campus during my first year of studies.
As a little bonus, I flew to England a few weeks ago and brought my camera along. Sadly, my grandmother passed away in December, so my mother and I joined our little family in Hayling Island for a beautiful ceremony. We listened to some of my grandmother’s favourite songs, including “Smile” sung by Nat King Cole and said our goodbyes. It was a wonderful short visit where I got to spend time with my family, something I rarely get to do. I mostly shot footage around my aunt’s cottage near Penzance in Cornwall and managed to get some clear footage of London during takeoff.
I have a few more things to gather, but I’ll be ready to start editing my portion of Hyphen soon! I’ll have a chance to get comfortable with the look and feel of the film before approaching potential interviewees. How exciting!