We finished shooting my interview for Ken Wyatt’s documentary on black Confederates not too long ago. I thought Ken would come in with a camera and a few other pieces of equipment, but this was a full production. It took 1 hour just to set everything up. Overall, it was a positive experience, but it was also incredibly draining and even a bit nerve racking. I was pleased with the questions and I feel comfortable with most of my answers and I tried to be as concise as possible and to answer the questions directly. At times it felt more like a conversation as opposed to a straightforward interview. Still, I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I am still just a little nervous about how my answers will be used in the final production. From what I can tell Ken is more interested in presenting the multiple perspectives on this subject rather than arriving at any firm conclusions. I know Ervin Jordan has been interviewed and Ken is trying to find the time to interview Earl Ijames as well as H.K. Edgerton. A few of the questions asked me to respond to folks that I have challenged on the blog. I am not surprised by this, though I tried my best to steer clear of mentioning people by name because I would rather keep the attention focused on the subject itself.
O.K….back to work.