"I did my best to embrace the form of the feature film in this work [The Far Shore] without compromising myself. What I had developed in my past films was stillness, the use of grain, love of light, and personal subject matter. I brought my knowledge of film and joined it to traditional form... I worked for two and a half years preparing story boards, designing camera movement, making notes on lighting. I have over 2000 drawings of which 600 became the working boards, which I used to discuss the camera, lighting, production design of the film."
-- Joyce Wieland
Martineau, Barbara Halpern. "Leading ladies behind the camera: Canadian women filmmakers." Cinema Canada, January-February 1981. (p. 26)