Offrenda by Chuck Ramirez, 2004
Offrenda by Chuck Ramirez, 2004

Dear Supporters and Friends,
The weather is getting cooler and it’s almost the end of the year already! We missed our Production Notes update last month as we got busy with a couple of commissioned projects. We’re back to editing Chuck’s film alongside our full time work through the rest of the year and until the film is completed. Here are some updates on what we’ve done since August.

Photograph by Chuck Ramirez, 2005
Photograph by Chuck Ramirez, 2005

Where we’re at:

As I’d mentioned in our previous post we’ve been editing all our supplemental material over our interview roughcut. Part of this process has been reviewing all the photos and videos we’ve collected. A main source of imagery we hadn’t had a chance to look through was Chuck’s personal photography archive. His archive included over twenty-eight thousand digital photos taken from 2004 – 2010. I was able to review this collection of images for possible inclusion in our film, but also to use as reference for recreation scenes. This time period is also where we’re at in out roughcut. We’re currently editing the end of Act II – Chuck’s Adulthood and Career from 2000 – 2010.

Portrait of Chuck Ramirez, 2006
Portrait of Chuck Ramirez, 2006

What’s next:
We looked through Chuck’s personal photography archive, but there is also his iPhone video archive. We’re aware of clips of him riding his bicycle which we’ll be including in the film, but we’re needing to review all the videos to also consider for inclusion. Thanks to Ruiz-Healy Gallery for allowing us access to these iPhone videos! We were behind schedule last month, so we plan to continue editing our archive material over Act II and Act III. Once we have the entire film roughcut, we’ll review it and begin planning production for our recreations and any additional visual material needed. We have yet to set a completion date, but I hope to continue posting monthly Production Notes here and will share photos of our progress on Instagram @WalleyFilms.

Stay tuned,

Angela
Director, Tia Chuck