Wednesday, January 5, 2011

From the Archives...

I was going through my computer today looking for a couple photos for a magazine article when I stumbled across several videos shot while Journey to the White House was on display at the museum. I thought I would share one of the videos below which was filmed about 30 minutes before we deinstalled the quilt at the Banneker-Douglass Museum. In the video, Dr. Gaither talks about the process and inspiration behind the quilt. Hopefully we will be able to shoot similar videos of many of her other quilts in the coming months.

The film itself isn't the highest quality, but the content is great and Dr. Gaither's passion and care for this quilt is very evident. I hope you enjoy the clip. It is a long one - slightly more than 14 minutes. It is completely unedited which you will see as soon as you hit play. The voices you hear behind the camera are those of Sara Allred and myself prompting Dr. Gaither where to start (we had started filming a few minutes before but had to stop for some loud background noise). I will see what other videos I can uncover and post them here.

In the interest of full disclosure, the timing of this posting occurring the same day as the swearing in of the latest U.S. Congress is purely coincidental. It is not meant to be political in any way, shape, or form.

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