This is a documentary I spent 5 years researching and producing!
This was my whole life the entire time.
It is the story of the desegregation of Vidor , Texas and the homicide investigation of the first African American to move there.
I didn’t find the answers I thought I was going to find. But I did find a fascinating story.
I shot it on BetaCam SP and edited on the Avid Media Composer and some photoshop and after effects. I finished it in 1999. I then re cut it using Final Cut Pro and some new footage shot on a Sony VX2100 DV Camera.
I shot this on BetaCam SP with some shots from a VHS camera. I combined the footage I shot with newsreel footage from KFDM. I edited everything on the AVID Media Composer 1000 between 1997 and 1999.
A few years later I re edited it to make it shorter and hopefully tighter. I used Final Cut Pro 7 and some After Effects/ Photoshop work. I also shot some new “B-Roll” of Vidor on a Sony VX2100 mini DV camera.
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