It seems like all I've been doing for ages is saying, "the film is nearly finished" and it is. What's been taking so long? Real life, day jobs, bills, mortgages and general cash (or lack of) problems. Not exactly problems - just reality.
The good news is our editor, David, finishes his TV job this week and the last couple of effects shots are almost ready for him to place into the film. It'll then be a case of creating a high-resolution version (of course the fx have already been done in full quality mode) of the film in preparation for the grade. Then it's about half a day of ADR and voice over recording before the sound edit and mix.
The music is done - and it's amazing - there are SOOO many talent unsigned and unknown bands up here; it's been an adventure and a pleasure discovering them. I really hope people enjoy the music as much as I do. It's really gratifying to find local musicians who can replace the likes of The Prodigy, Bob Dylan and The Stone Roses! We are exploring the option of releasing a soundtrack album to accompany the film and it would be great if people could support the local musicians who have helped us out with the film.
I have used the Spotify logo for this blog to signify discovering new music as it's a bit of a running joke in FNA that I don't really seek out new music - that's why I've surprised myself with the enthusiasm that I had for searching for new sounds and then seeing them fit seamlessly where a well known tune had previously appeared to be the perfect fit.
Overall we are a couple of months (maybe even 3) behind schedule, but we should still be done this side of Christmas - as long as we have no other set backs or financial meltdowns.
Will try our best to keep this busy during the shoot and post-production.