We've had a further week and a half or so's editing since I last posted and all in all we're very happy with how the film is coming together. We are picture locked bar a few After Effects shots and the animation - so that's amazing! The rest of the week has been spent working on a trailer for the film and after a couple of false starts I'm happy to say that the trailer is just about done too. Pob came by today to record his voice over, which David and James will position on the edit tomorrow. I'm just trying to get some branding done for the film to incorporate into the trailer then we'll release it for your delectation - or not.
The next major phase of post production will be the sound edit and mix. James and I went to Jerry's (pictured above) studio in the shadow of the Stadium Of Light last week. He showed us his set up and talked us through the way he prefers to work. So I have been creating the exports he needs from us to make this work - David commented that I was doing a 2nd assistant editor/ assistant editor's job by undertaking the exports and up-rezzes that I'd done the other week! Such is a producer's job on a nano-budget film! We left Jerry's feeling very confident that the sound post will be in good hands - Jerry didn't seem overly concerned about the sound edit and he had some great ideas for the music too!!!
The third part of my week involved hooking up with Amazing Ashleigh the Animator and getting my grubby little hands on the animation. Now if you've been keeping up with Ashleigh's blogs you'll know that she has had a technology nightmare on this project with snafus left, right and centre, if you haven't been - then why the hell no? Because of the aforementioned snafus we still have to composite the shots - but that shouldn't take too long, and we need to edit the animation to get it to flow exactly how we want within scenes 50 and 51.
Altogether a rather busy but ultimately very satisfying week or so. Onwards and upwards (and a little bit of sideways.)
No picture on this blog - controversial! Just a quick update on where we are at right now. I know I haven't posted for a while - this was due to David being away in Leeds, which meant no work on the edit and me being ILL - which meant no work on the project really. So where are we now? Well David and James have spent the last couple of weeks fine cutting and I think we are just about at picture lock.
We are going to collect the animated sequence from Ashleigh next week - which we will then edit into the rest of the project and once that is done I guess we will be picture locked (or thereabouts) - the reason for my vagueness being that we are using TONS of temp music at the minute and lots of the scenes are cut to that music... which will need to be replaced before we release - which of course will impact the cut a little.
We've had a couple of very informal screenings and the feedback has been generally positive, which is great, fingers crossed it's still that way when we show it for real! What else?
James and David spent yesterday (and will spend the rest of this week) working on a trailer for the film which we'll "premiere" on here and then rejig the website to accommodate. Finally we are looking towards ADR, sound edit, mix and then the grade...
Exciting times ahead - we are aiming to start the screenings in the Summer - a bit of counter-programming with the Euros and Olympics???
Will try our best to keep this busy during the shoot and post-production.