Now that things have settled down into a dull routine of brief but inspired bouts of editing punctuated by other work and my 9-to-5 gig, I have once again stopped for a brief reassessment.
Poring through the interviews the last few weeks, I realized that there is still one part of the story that needs to be placed into the puzzle to really accentuate the issue. To date, although I have a few interviews touch on it briefly, I have no expert giving a blow-by-blow of what happens when coral reefs disappear. Somebody has to explain the domino-effect relationship between dying reefs and the health of the oceans as a whole.
One last interview…
In other news, I am also waiting on the new Mac Pro update that should happen sometime this year before I upgrade my edit system. Although I have the prize money and want to get a new edit system now, there are a number of reasons I am instead waiting a few more months.
This next section is for videots only. Sane people may want to skip this.
The PADI prize has been dedicated specifically for post-production equipment. Right now, I could get a tricked out 6-core Mac Pro for editing, or even dual 8-core. I would also get some bells and whistles for the system.
How it all began...
Thomas, a close friend who lives in Thailand, lost his family in the 2005 Christmas tsunami. Searching for good amidst the tragedy, he discovered Biorock, the reef restoration process championed by Dr. Thomas Goreau. After some convincing on his part, I grabbed my camera and journeyed to Indonesia to learn about saving our coral reefs. But the story didn't end there. My education about the perilous state of hard corals brought me back to Florida, where I followed another restoration process developed by Ken Nedimyer in Key Largo. Trips to Kosrae and Australia followed, as I sought out healthy corals in an effort to explain what is going on with our coral reefs.