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On camera: a fun thing happened…

I was interviewed and videographed (filmed?) by a student at nearby Maine Media Workshops (used to be Maine Photographic Workshops) in Rockport, Maine–also found on Facebook here.  This came up almost at the last moment back in October, and I am finally (hanging my head in shame) getting to sharing it with all of you! I quickly tidied the few messes in  my studio—I guess having been too busy to work there paid off!  I took out a bunch of my quilts to put on the design wall, and learned a lot from the filming process.  Thank you so much for picking me!  How lucky I am to live near the workshop, eh?

Anyway…here I am….  Hope you enjoy seeing the clip and learning a bit about my “life before quilting” and my journey in quilting. And special thanks to our son Joshua, whose quilt is featured at the end of the video along with his music (you can here more on YouTube here and here and here) and to the videographer who wanted to use his music to accompany his quilt!  WOOT!

First, I WANT her photo-flood lights, the kind with the silver rectangular umbrella and a white cover that diffuses the light so well.  Then, in filming, there is an “A Roll” and a “B Roll.”  The A roll is the main interview (took about 10-14 minutes), which you will hear in the soundtrack, and see parts of the interview (Gosh… I hate the way my mouth moves when I talk!  Usually I hate the sound of my own voice, but that was OK this time… but … erk!  Anyway, that is totally to do with me and nothing to do with student or how cool this experience was!).  The B Roll is the next 5 hours of filming, edited into a coherent 3-minute video.

PS:  The student (a woman about my age or a bit younger) is employed by a major US Corporation and is in charge of the film/photography.  Since they subsidized her attendance at the workshop, she asked that I not name her or the  company so there would be no appearance that this clip was related to the company.  So that’s why the anonymity–but THANK YOU sometime-quilter and awesome photographer and videographer for picking me!

To see this larger, visit the link you YouTube, here.  And one last PS…the clip of the ambulance is stock footage…nothing like that big city anywhere near where I live!



25 Responses to “On camera: a fun thing happened…”

  1. Audrey Says:

    What a great video! Your life has been a journey and I’m glad you are in our quilting world.

  2. Jeanne Bishop Says:

    What a wonderful video! I so enjoyed the chance to get to know you. You’ve been sooo helpful on the Yahoo groups, and now I have a face and voice to put to the posts. Thanks for all you do!

  3. Deborah Says:

    Fantastic! I loved it.

  4. Deb Cashatt Says:

    Wonderful! Very professional video. What a great opportunity for you.

  5. Maria Elkins Says:

    That was a terrific video, Sarah! Congratulations are in order!!! Hope she gets an “A.”

  6. Gloria Says:

    The woman did a fabulous job on the video! I like everything about it. And what a journey — you go, girl!!

  7. Kristin McNamara Freeman Says:

    What a lovely morning visit with you; a snapshot of the journey you have taken into art quilting and teaching and writing…and it has been my pleasure to not only purchase three small works from you but to be your friend and share in the travels, groans and smiles.
    Thank you for posting the video and sharing it with all of your friends.

  8. Mary Ann Littlejohn Says:

    Sarah, you and the videographer did a great job. I loved the colorful background of fabric. And Josh’s music was a good choice also.

  9. Lura Schwarz Smith Says:

    This was great fun to see — I do so like your Joshua piece! Great job by you and the mystery film student, both.

  10. Donna Keller Says:

    Oh Sarah, that’s a wonderful video! The student gets an “A” from me. You’ve lead an interesting life, and I feel like I know you a little bit better after seeing the video. It was nice to see you and listen to you talk since we’ve never actually met. I hope that we get to meet in person one of these days!
    Have a fabulous day!

  11. Sally Says:

    What a wonderful video and peak into your growth as a quilter. I LOVED it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  12. Dorothy Karman Says:

    I just received a copy of your wonderful video from Jacquie Scuitto. I was very impressed and interested to learn more about you. Congratulations! Dorothy.

  13. Kathy Pitts Says:

    Great video, your life in four minutes. So glad you discovered quilting, we all benefit from your experience and sharing. Enjoyed having coffee with you last month.


  14. Dorothy Karman Says:

    I was just looking at the Total visitors by country on the left and I’m more impressed than ever!! Goodness me, if you had to write to them all you would never get any sewing done. Dorothy.

  15. terry Says:

    the piece you did on your son was awesome!! Great job! Terry

  16. Gail Says:

    Great Sarah! I loved it! It was too short though and all your amazing quilts went by way too fast!! I like the idea of the journal as I too want to try some different techniques but want to keep them small, just so I can actually finish them. I will need to look into that. You are so very talented! Thanks for making this available to us.

  17. Jeanne Marklin Says:

    Sarah, what a wonderful film of your life and work! We should all do a short film and post it to YouTube. Makes you immortal on the Internet, and promotes our Art. Glad you were able to do this with such an accomplished filmmaker.

  18. Janet Jaeger Says:

    Sarah, great interview. You have and have had an interesting life. Keep up the great work you are doing.

  19. Maggie Magee Says:

    Hi Sarah! Read on our Pickle site this morning about the film and just finished watching it. What a lovely glimpse of your life! A very well made film–and it was fun seeing you and your art, journaling methods, etc. I wrote to you quite a while back about your beautiful quilt depicting Josh playing his guitar–so it was good to see him and hear his music! It is evident that you and your family abound with talent and love!

    Maggie Magee

  20. Janet in New Zealand Says:

    Fantastic Sarah – to you and Josh both – big congratulations!
    I always read your good-sense comments and great advice in Yahoo’s Janome group – thank you for that, they are so helpful.
    I think you may not like the way your “mouth moves” as you say, only because the audio is not perfectly in sync with the video – could that be the reason? (Your mouth looks fine to me LOL!)

  21. Carole Moseley Says:

    Sarah, Your video is absolutely wonderful. We met years ago in Kalispell Montana at Hollis’s class. Keep up the beautiful work.

  22. Iris Says:

    Hi there Sarah! I so very much enjoyed this. You are a gem and it’s great to have this.

  23. Maggie Szafranski Says:

    What an awesome video!

  24. Debby Harwell Says:

    I’m finally getting a chance to sit quietly and view your video! WOW, as everyone as already said! It is so professional, and something you should be very proud of as well as the creator! Pass on our compliments and someday I hope you have the opportunity to do a longer one! Such an inspiration and makes me want to do more than the 3 little journal quilts that I started a few years ago. I really do like doing the journal quilts and they do make a huge difference! Thanks again for sharing so much of yourself in your blog, I always take away something!

  25. Robin Koehler Says:

    Loved the video–Loved the music!! I am so glad you are in our world:)