From Sound Bites and Scenes to Story – Post Production Begins

By Samantha Finch

After spending 10 days filming throughout the beautiful country of Brazil for the Pace Brazil 2014 documentary, we finally transitioned into post-production back home in Pleasantville.

There was a heart-stopping moment as we began to move all of our video into Avid, the editing software we use. We discovered that the external hard drive that held all of the gigabytes of imagery we’d shot had failed. Continue reading

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Day 5: From Bus Rides to Kayaks in Paraty

A collection of photographs from #PaceBrazil’s trip around Paraty, Brazil. Contributing Photographers: Samantha Finch

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Day 4: The Journey Through Paraty

A collection of photographs from #PaceBrazil’s second day in Paraty, Brazil. Contributing Photographers: Samantha Finch & Cassie Pacenka

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Paraty Girds for a Tourist Tsunami

By Cassie Pacenka

Our first full day in the charming coastal town of Paraty began with a briefing for the Pace University Green Map team by Paraty’s Secretary of the Environment, Gibraic Ramck, Jr. In an interview for our forthcoming film afterward, he estimated that the flood of sports fans and tourists headed to the World Cup in June would bring an extra 200,000 people to this town – which is already 20 years behind schedule on water treatment, sewage control and other vital public services.

Alex shooting b-roll on the streets of Paraty. Photo Credit: Samantha Finch

Alex shooting b-roll on the streets of Paraty. Photo Credit: Samantha Finch

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Paraty’s Poop Problem

A piece of fetus floating in the Perequê-Açú River in Paraty. Photo Credit: Elise Vaux

A piece of feces floating in the Perequê-Açú River in Paraty. Photo Credit: Elise Vaux

By Elise Vaux

When the Portuguese founded the port of Paraty in southern Brazil in the early 18th century, the streets were laid out in a design that exploited the Atlantic Ocean, with the twice-daily tide flowing in and then out of the cobbled lanes, washing any accumulated waste out to sea. Unfortunately, Paraty’s sanitation system in the early 21st century, at least for the moment, does not look much different.

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