Lighthouse doc a work of heart

Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 09:32 AM.

“I have always loved documentaries,” Long said. “The stories that can be pulled from a documentary can sometimes, well, be better than any fiction.”

The two spent a recent week in the area to begin work on the film, starting with interviewing a host of people about the lighthouse project and the history of the lighthouse.

The documentary form, Long and Curry said, differs from the making a typical movie.

In a typical movie, script is king. The script is “story-boarded” to demonstrate in advance what shots will comprise the movie.

There is no script for a documentary.

“The way a documentary works, you have a framework for what you think the film will be about,” Curry said.

Long added, “You find the stories through the interviews.”

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