Am working all through the weekend to complete the fine cut on the film. All is swell and it is just a matter of fine tuning al of the work and making it the very best it can be. Had a chance to screen it for Brian Shaw and he was instrumental in pointing out small things that worked - and didn't work - for him. This is one of the reasons why you screen works-in-progress. It's not a question of doubting oneself - it is really all about getting a 2nd or 3rd opinion. Julie has been instrumental in keeping the cut in line and has spent many hours watching, revising and reviewing the material. She is the best producer I have ever worked with - and it shows in the work. We will mix in Canada in December and have an ADVANCE SCREENING in January for cast and crew and friends-of-the-film. Alden Moore is in the UK so I will send her a DVD in PAL format so she can watch the film when we do. As this portion of the edit comes to a close (and we begin 6 weeks of Sound Editing), I am thrilled by what we achieved.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Am entering into the CGI (computer generated imagery) phase of the production - as I alternate between the fine cut (now on Reel #10) and the needs of the show. Here is a look at the head credit as the city of Frankfurt, Germany stands in for a desolated and destroyed cityscape. WIll refine and rework all composites over the next month as the sound department begins work on the music and key sd. fx.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Added Roger and will recut this many times before I am happy. Have so much more to show but this is just an idea I am riffing on. Fine Cut goes well. Am on Reel 7 and looking at a restructuring of first three reels (but more about that later). All is swell.
Monday, October 5, 2009
My experiment in ambiguity was perhaps a little too vague. Peeps liked the visuals but weren't sure what the damn film is about. With that in mind, here is V3 with original music by our composer David Findlay and text added with a new tag line.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Am finished the rough cut and indebted to my colleagues for their insights and notes on the material. Have locked the first two reels of picture and working diligently to have Picture Lock for October 31st. Now, with that being said, here is an exclusive look at the first trailer I have put together. There will be three in total - this short one (which is a work in progress) and two longer trailers that tell the story and allow for festival notices and celebrity endorsements. So, have a look...it's fun, it's gross and there's so much more to come.