Song In A Day, Documentary Film By Kris Jones

By Mikel Fair



A Songwriting Documentary By Kris Jones

Song In A Day, is a songwriting documentary directed by Kris Jones. This film is a 2017 Oregon Documentary Film Festival and Oregon Short Film Festival 2018 Official Selection. Song In A Day, also won the Best Cinematography Award. The Oregon Documentary Film Festival judges loved this film and gave it high ratings. For the reason that, Kris Jones explores the creativity of songwriting, recording and completion in just one day. Furthermore, our  judges enjoyed the personalities of this group of musicians.  We get to watch them bring their talents together while they weave them into one cohesive mix. Consequently, there are some bumps along the road. Above all, Kris Jones captures the twists and turns of this back story and delivers an enjoyable film. Finally, you can watch this free documentary from the Film Festival Circuit now on YouTube!



Synopsis: Song In A Day, Directed by Kris Jones

First of all, can art be created under constraints? Similarly, what happens to the creative process under the pressure of time and collaboration? Five Portland musicians accept the challenge of working together to write, compose, record and mix an entire song in just one day. As a result, viewers see behind the scenes during the songwriting process. From the small sparks which start the creative fires of collaboration, to pushing boundaries before setting structure. Find out how a creative process which normally takes weeks, or even months, can benefit from a high-wire sense of urgency.

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Director's Statement By Kris Jones

Kris Jones’ film explores the tension between creativity and constraints; asking the question: Can limitations actually enhance the creative process? Jones’ most recent film, Song in a Day, challenges five Portland musicians to meet on a Friday morning to write, compose, record and mix an entire song by the end of the day. A trained graphic artist, Jones brings her deep love of music and unending curiosity about the creative process to this inspiring film. Song in a Day launches her exploration on how collaboration and constraints can springboard creativity.



Mikel Fair

Mikel Fair

Mikel Fair My name is Mikel Fair. I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit Inc. First of all, we are a company that manages film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Furthermore, we like to have fun and celebrate independent film. I worked for 15 years in the television and film production as a location sound mixer and production manager. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Above all, watching independent films and reading creative screenplays is my passion.

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