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A documentary in 24 hours.

I always have mixed feelings when I finish a documentary. Like singers with post-show blues, I want to get straight back on the horse.

I have just completed an 18 minute video about the World's First Opera Binge Festival. (see end of post) It was a little different to following singers for a year when I filmed A Year in Life of Opera McGill. This time it had to be made in a day.

The festival comprised seven operas in 24 hours at five different venues around Montreal. I set myself the task of doing no pre-filming and shooting the whole thing on March 10/11 2017. Fortunately someone else was filming the shows but I wanted to capture the excitement of the singers, design team, stage directors and audience members as they moved from venue to venue.

So I was there as people sipped their free coffee and Timbits before the 11am show, I filmed the line-up in minus 26C outside one of the theatres, I witnessed the hectic costume and make-up calls and at the end of the night I captured the …

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