Guest Post by Megan Ekhaml of Memorandum Images
Over the past few weeks, I've had the honor of working with the geniuses at District Doughnut. They've taken an American classic, and in my opinion, they've improved it. These are, by far, the best doughnuts I've ever had. And I encourage everyone to enjoy them, as well.
The video production process began with a visit to the kitchen. Currently, the District Doughnut chefs work in Union Kitchen, but will soon have a kitchen to call their very own. I scoped out the location and got an idea of what the environment was like (lighting, sound, ambiance, etc.). It also gave me a chance to get to know Christine and Olivia. I worked with them in the kitchen for two whole days, and I filmed doughnuts being made from start to finish. The smell was divine. It was so difficult not to eat doughnuts at every turn. I somehow managed.
The editing process is possibly the longest and most drawn out part of the process. It involves script-writing, logging footage, labeling...you know, the fun stuff. Although, I have to admit, watching things come together in the editing suite is my favorite part. After many hours pouring over the footage to decide how best to tell this story, I settled on this.
Just a little about me. I graduated from George Mason University in 2012, and I am currently attending American University for International Media, M.A. I’ve been working with photography and video for over seven years. Every day I learn something new, and every day it’s a blast.