We spent the morning in a (I know, it is cliché) creperie not too far from the lake, where I had the most delicious chèvre and miel (goats cheese and honey) crepe, and a freshly squeezed juice which really helped all of the preparation work go down smoothly.
At first, we worked on our own things, I was editing photos, Jan was updating her social media and the NGO guys were planning what they wanted to do the next day, but then we focussed in on something, all together.
One of the appendices to the Listen to Children Report, “Appendix 1: Proposed recommendations for the Concluding Observations” lets the committee know what the NGO community thinks would be ideal recommendations to hand down to the Australian delegation. We spent the late morning and the early afternoon prioritising and summarising the more than 100 proposals into a package more easily digestible by the committee.
I chopped and diced the report (using iA Writer, of course) and gave the guys the shortlist, and they spent a while debating which were the most important, and how best to present them. In that time, I worked with Jan on a bit of publicity, scouring the internets for opportunities.
After a few hours, Jan and I left back to the hotel, to begin shooting a few little clips for the blog. We spent way to long on Jan’s interview, which led to hilarious outtakes (which I’ll edit up as soon as I can) but not too much usable material, probably because we began to think too much.
James and Frank’s interviews went splendidly, and I’ll chop ‘em up and post them as soon as I can!