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,
Chris
http://www.thebuskingproject.com

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