Block Party Tuesday Documentary

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Block Party Tuesday Documentary

by Ruji Chapnik
(Portland, Oregon, USA)

Part of the title sequence

Part of the title sequence

Part of the title sequence Footage of the historic church with a colorful orb The crew heading to a Baptist party in a different neighborhood Everyone hanging out at the Presbyterian church block party

"Block Party Tuesday" is a short, experimental documentary that follows a group of liberal, mostly unemployed 20- and 30-somethings to a summer block party hosted by their historic neighborhood church in Portland, Oregon. Also featuring a mysterious, colorful orb that appears at 02:18!



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I shot and edited "Block Party Tuesday" in a period of approximately 36 hours, using the best equipment I could afford--which isn't much. I regularly work with little to no budget, so I'm used to putting a lot of effort into creating good content. I have not received or applied for any filmmaking grants before because I have not tried to tackle any costly projects yet. In general, I just produce lo-fi videos in the studio that is my bedroom.

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