Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thanks!

Thanks, everyone, for the kind comments and encouragement on the latest video clip. It helps keep me motivated and on track. The final documentary is going to be at least thirty minutes long and is part educational and part our son's story.

I'm making this video because I want to capture the nuances, the joy and pain, the fear and the happiness of raising a child with Down syndrome. I want to be able to share that with other parents in similar situations as well as with the rest of the world who may not fully understand this journey.

8 comments:

Ann said...

To be able to convey the intangible in a tangible and beautiful way is a gift. You have that gift and I’m grateful you’re going to share it. I’ve said before that nothing makes me ponder life, in all its complexities, like Down syndrome does. I’m introspective but don’t have the artistic talent to try and capture some of the experience. I think your documentary will touch many lives.

Monica said...

I think Ann said it perfectly, I ditto her!

waldenhouse said...

Agreed, Ann said it well!

Kim Ayres said...

That excerpt was so powerful, Tom. When we're also used to fast-cutting, MTV style videos, to have such long, unedited shots creates such a powerful sense of intimacy and emotion.

Ria said...

Ann expressed my thoughts exactly. You're doing great work!

beans said...

Rock on Tom! You are doing amazing things . .thanks for sharing them--and Ian with us!

Elbog said...

Having lived the better portion of my life with an artist, I've learned (and been reinforced by T21) that everyone's vision is as different as we are similar. I can comment on a design, and I may or may not influence it; mostly I don't want to do either. I only want to encourage you to bring your best, and I know that you're doing that for Ian and ultimately my Emma, too.
Dude.

So Much to Say, So Little time said...

Haven't been over in a while, so I apologize for chiming in so late. But I just wanted to say that I'm really looking forward to the documentary. What you are doing is something that needs desperately to be done.