For far too long I've been working on a project about the replacement of a bell frame in a local church. The finished film will probably last around 30 minutes and the target audience is mainly people who were involved in the project, other people (presumably members of the church) who might be interested in seeing how it was done and local historical societies.
The piece I'd like comments on comes about 9 minutes into the film. It follows the background to the project, the planned work, the funding and a section following the removal of one of the bells. All the footage is underpinned by narration and interviews so the first section is dialogue heavy with quite a lot of information. I was concerned that it was too much, but my initial test audience assure me it wasn't. However, my intention with this montage is to give the audience a break from the relentless flow of information and also to try to get across something of the amount of work involved.
I'm rather brain dead looking at the material so I'd like to know if this is too long or too repetitive and whether I'd lose the audience's attention, or whether it might serve its purpose of a break before the next narration-heavy sequence.
All comments gratefully received.