I can’t believe today is the first day of November! But it’s true and I’m happy to bring you a quick update.
Director and Cinematographer Mark Gandolfo and I were invited to screen a special preview of the new footage that we had shot with our film crew a couple of weeks ago for the Hidden Cave Video Project. It was screened at two events. Event one was at the 2012 Great Basin Anthropological Conference at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe and event two was at the Churchill County Museum’s 30th Anniversary of the Hidden Cave Tours in Fallon, NV.
The Great Basin Anthropological Conference is an annual event coordinated by the Great Basin Anthropological Association. Although, we had only experienced a fraction of the offerings of the event, from what we saw, it was well organized and filled with fascinating presentations by anthropological researchers around the world.
Mark and I presented during Symposium 12: Inviting People in for Over Thirty Years: The Past, Present, and Future of Public Education at Hidden Cave.
Fellow presenters at the symposium who showcased their cutting edge research about Hidden Cave were Brian Hattoff, Sharon Lee Taylor, James A. Carter, Beth P. Smith & C. Cliff Creger followed by discussant David Hurst Thomas.
The following day, the sneak peak was screened at the Churchill County Museum’s 30th Anniversary of the Hidden Cave Tours. It was awe-inspiring to attend such a great historical event. I found myself getting becoming immersed in the inspiring tales vividly told by past and present individuals associated with the cave tours. And to top it off, I was greeted by a few familiar faces from folks who I’ve been working with as well as greeted by new faces interested in learning more about the video project.
The event was filled with motivating presentations about the history, future, community and Fallon-Paiute Shoshone Tribal involvement about the cave by Dr. David Hurst Thomas, Brian Hattoff and Jim Carter. To our surprise, Mark and I were both recognized by the State of Nevada Governor’s Office and the Churchill County Museum Board for our collaborative work on this project.
Overall, both days were a success and we’re excited to be bringing new content for audiences—only two weeks after wrapping principle photography! Whew! We have a lot more to do before this production is wrapped (i.e., editing, researching additional funding and filming more b-roll footage including much needed aerial shots of the Carson Sink) so definitely check back soon.
We also want to acknowledge D. Craig Young, Jim Carter, Donna Cossette and Sharon Taylor for inviting and accommodating with the showing of the new special preview at the conference and anniversary event. Without which, screening would not have been possible. Thank you!
-Winter Carrera, Producer