The True False Film Festival came and went like a small bag of popcorn. Patrons waited in Q lines and on every last line of a director’s Q&A. There were before parties, after parties, and parties after the after parties. Every corner was decorated with a bar serving stiff drinks being handed out by someone wearing a mask and a smile. As a first-time shooter of the event, it seemed like I was always out of time and out of coffee. The documentary film festival has gained fierce popularity in recent years and attracted a lot of media attention. Cameras galore. On occasion, I will look at previous year’s coverage to get a gist of the scenes. But, this can be distracting. I needed to shut it off and go out to explore, without a camera. Experience life to understand the atmosphere and quirkiness. This should be done with any assignment. The images will come later. See the full coverage at the Columbia Daily Tribune.
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