A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I attended a Sunday lecture by Don Gayton, a clean energy engineer, who talked about his distress over the state of the climate change discussions, how he had emerged from despair to develop a plan to solve the problem.
The next weekend we attended a workshop Don gave on his solution to the problem. And that lead to this video, which is something Don needs to put into his website and help him promote his idea.
In some ways, this video feels like a cheat. It required very little filming, and is almost entirely made from clips snatched off the Internet, all of which are justified under the doctrine of fair use. (I hope) On the other hand it felt like a very creative process and I had a lot of fun finding the images and putting it together.
Welcome to film making as practiced in 2016. It’s a far cry from the movies and TV shows I used to direct, but in some ways it is even more gratifying. It’s so delightful to be completely hands on, in control, to dance with the ideas as they came to me, and to enjoy the synergy of working with Don and his ideas.
I hope you enjoyed the video, and I hope you can get involved in promoting Don’s vision. He’s on to something.