Helene Fortier is the church organist at St. Joseph's Church in Biddeford, Maine
On February 25, 2012, Adriana Widdoes and I went to the Saco-Biddeford area of Maine to shoot and record an audio slideshow in one day’s time.
Adriana is a student in the Writing track at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and I’m currently here studying Radio. This project required us to work together for our collective Multimedia Storytelling class under the direction of our teacher Maisie Crow, a Salt alum.
Maisie asked us to use the project as an opportunity to go beyond our track classes and work toward developing our other multimedia skills. Adriana guided the course of the audio interview, while I worked on getting some ambient audio and shooting stills of the location, but we traded off periodically.
We had the next month to workshop our project and edit it together. We produced several rough cuts and received and offered feedback amongst the other members of our Multimedia Storytelling class.
Last night, we were hosted by the Engine art gallery in Biddeford, ME who welcomed all of our subjects and the community to come and watch our final presentations.
I want to thank our subject, Helene Fortier, and the communities of Saco and Biddeford for working with us to make the project so successful.
These pieces will eventually be shared on the blog for Down East magazine. They have a special page for work produced by Salt students under Salt Stories.
Here on Earth
Produced by Adriana Widdoes and Damian Biniek
Helene Fortier is the Music Director for Good Shepherd Parish in the Saco-Biddeford area of Maine.