The Busking Project features Busking D.C. documentary

by Jimmy on March 28, 2011

I have been talking about finishing a documentary on D.C. street musicians since February 2009.  That was the month and year in which I filmed my first street musician, Trumpet Man John, at L’enfant Plaza.  In 2009 and 2010, I must have filmed and interviewed over 25 different street musicians in D.C. and NYC and recorded over 35 hours of footage all in the hope of putting together a documentary that was the realest movie ever made about street musicians.  Alas, it is 2011 and I haven’t filmed a street musician in over 8 months and haven’t even looked at all the footage I had acquired in the previous years.  Will I ever finish this movie?  I hope so.  I need a devoted editor!

However, I will always remember fondly those warm summer days when I walked around for hours from metro station to metro station listening for the sounds of music trying to decipher whether it was a trumpet being played a few blocks away or if it was just a metro bus braking abruptly.  So why am I sharing all these warm, fuzzy memories?  Well, a week or two ago, Nick Broad from the Busking Project emailed me and asked if he could showcase my Busking D.C. trailer on his website.  Of course I said yes and now it’s featured on a probably more visited website.  Check it out here.

And if you want to support their project, check out their kickstarter page.

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1 Chris Smith March 29, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Thank you for this article – I think you should finish the documentary! Just a note to say that we were successful with our kickstarter bid (thank you all!), but we are still accepting tax deductible donations on the website.
Keep up the good work,

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