Oma’s memory on film

It's 2 days before I leave for Germany! I am already packed - is that a good sign?? I am listening to German tapes to refresh my memory of the language as well as researching all the places I will go. I will be arriving on the last day of Kinderzeche in Dinkelsbuhl. My Oma (German for grandma) grew up in the town of Dinkelsbuhl and has told us many stories. I am excited to see the school house window that she jumped out of to get away from her mean teacher - it's a one story school! And also to see the storks she watched on the rooftop of a building across the street. Her stories were so fascinating, and she had a lot of them!

Yesterday my mom and I spent 14 hours editing a short film about my Oma, who passed away last November from Lung Cancer. She had not seen her German family since the 80's so we thought it would be nice for them to see our old videos and photos of her and put them all together on one film.

I just finished up an internship with a production company, Edit One. Tim McKay, my internship advisor, allowed my mom and I to come in and use his edit suite for our project. Not only did he let us do this, he also had Brian Oliver, a freelance editor, come in and help us. The project would not have been anything like it is now had Brian not helped us!

It was fun looking at old videos of the family, especially the ones of me at age 5. I have been a silly person from birth and those videos proved it!

I can't wait to see the German family's reaction to our film. There will not be a dry eye in the house!

1 Response

  1. hey how about you freakin’ write something? I mean, how long have you been in Germany now?? 🙂