June 11, 2009
Our new historical documentary film project Country School: One Room - One Nation began at the restored North Bend Community Center one-room school in Spragueville, Iowa. The first order of business - unpack the gear and prepare for an early morning visit by Quad-City Times photographer Kevin E. Schmidt and newswriter David Burke.
We had a nice visit with David and then began shooting exteriors and interiors of the school in earnest. We planned to shoot three or four interviews as well, but an unexpected surprise (is there any other kind?) led to a change of plans as the morning progressed.
To be continued...