Making videos are easy, I was told. They’re not. They’re work… I mean, lots of work.
Working with Trustees’ Garden in Savannah, I’ve had the pleasure and job of finding the history of the ten-acre site that was the first British-Crown sanctioned experimental garden in North America. The history of the site has been astounding when one finds the things that took place there and the people associated with the spot on the eastern side of the Historic District.
There is so much history I’ve started declaring it to be, arguably, the most historic piece ground in the southeastern United States. I qualify by saying, “If it isn’t, then it is definitely a most historic ground.”
First the script must be written, condensed, and (semi) memorized. Then filming the narrative. Then finding illustrations for which permissions can be gained. Then the editing. It’s a bunch of work… and I loved every minute.
It is fitting that a short video introduce the site. But saying that is like trimming 286 years of intense activity into a seven-minute YouTube post.
So here’s what I was able to cram into that length of “air time.” Take a look and give me your opinion.