|Port of Dhaka, Bangladesh (Photo: JLewis, TDRF)|
While stuck in Dhaka (thanks to strikes) and while waiting for our characters to come back from the field where we are not granted access, I have been lucky to get the help of a number of local university students from Jagannath University, Department of Zoology (Galib, Chayan, and Shanta) These fantastic students have helped me travel the city searching for b roll. Films are made mostly of what we call b roll, which is footage that can be used to have on the screen to help explain the points being made as the story progresses. For example, we are covering the issue of pressure to marry, so if we talk of this in the film, it will be good to show clips of young couples. Or a marriage ceremony where the marriage has been arranged.
So for the past three days we have scoured the city of Dhaka and thanks to the amazing talents of my add hoc “production team”, we have now secured a significant addition of amazing shots (beautiful, poignant and inspiring) that we can choose from when we get back to editing.