Thursday, July 5, 2012

Bloggity blog blog! 

Hey everyone. I've made some posts in Facebook and on Kickstarter, but just wanted to let everyone here know that things are on track. Folks, the film is happening. Just wanted to let everyone know what's up. I've been quiet, but that's because I've been in the lab and making it all make sense. I will get back to all of you, I promise. And man, we have incredible footage and interviews.

Here's some insight into how a project like this is managed: We are in the editing phase, and it's flowing right along. I developed a strategy before shooting that is working quite well. Using a fantastic app called Scrivener to manage and sort all of the footage into various topics and story points. I wrote the interview questions to conform to this structure, so now I am sorting the clips according to the "skeleton" I made. 

By the end of the fall, we will have a "content cut"...that is the interviews and any narration that composes a framework of the film. After that comes "B-roll", camera captured imagery and archival footage, to illustrate the various topics, and then a layer of animation to supplement. After that, of course is the soundtrack. Finally, we have a color -corrector on board with the film now, who will give the movie a distinct color palette and rich shading. He works for the NFL doing high end commercial work. Yep. This is the real deal, guys.So bear with me as we move through this process. It's a long one, but I will have you a finished film next year. We are on schedule. Viva Amiga, my friends. Yeah.
Above you can see a snapshot of my computer screen while I'm cutting RJ's interview. 


1 comment:

  1. I can't wait! Oh, and if that picnic comes together, give me a call. I'll hopefully be back in Philly then.