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Sunday, January 31, 2010


Well, I have evidently failed at blog again. But, I did manage to get all the scenes I had rough edited! Unfortunately, rough means very rough, but that still means that I now get to work on a very satisfying stage of editing. So, yay. I might try to post here once a day, cos otherwise I forget this exists. Yup. that's my exciting story. 

Aaaand, now for some amazing pics of Canary and Peter!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Is It Wrong?

If I use a take just because I like Canary's hair in it?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

To Be Approximately Precise...

I've rough-edited around 56 scenes and I have around 24 of the footage already shot left.

This thing has too many freaking scenes.

Working on this sequnece was a lot of fun though.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Long and Winding Edit...

I've known a handful of people who can edit films quickly and well. I'm kind of horrified by them.

Here, for those of you who are curious is my exxxxxtremely professional editing workflow. PResented as a photobooth journal in sepia!      

1. Edit a rough cut. (I'm currently about halfway done with this) This is I take the footage, chop it up and make scenes out of it. After this is done it will (optimistically) sorta resemble a movie, but in the way that teenagers sorta resemble adults: if you don't know better you could be fooled into thinking that you were looking at the final product but you just reeeally aren't.

2. Do a sound mix-y - music-y - type-y edit. Wherein I get an actual cut.  For me the logic of scenes/sequences etc is based as much on sound as image so this is the stage that typically feels like things are actually coming together.

3. Color-correct and sound-sweeten. Try to make everything seem pretty. Or at least, like better. I'm currently ridiculously nervous about this stage because I really don't know how to do either of these things. I'm hoping that if I just believe hard enough, the color-correction fairy will appear in the middle of the night and do it all for me.

There is also a chance that somewhere in there I also have to shoot some extra coverage and an eensy scene or two, but I'm not admitting anything.

But I'm not super excited about it.

So, yeah. In retrospect this is probably mostly just interesting to me, but there you go. My goal is to have the rough-cut done by the end of the month, and the project completed by early May.

Or, if that is too ambitious, before the world ends in 2012.