Archive for the ‘Post Production’ Category

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First Cut for Awake

April 25, 2010

It’s finally here!  It’s not done, obviously, but it’s well on it’s way.

If you’ve never seen a rough cut before, prepare yourself.  There’s no music.  The sound effects are rough and incomplete.   The audio is not always understandable.  The color is not corrected.  Basically, this is the worst shape you will ever see this movie in.  It’s all going to improve from here.

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Jesse’s Girl, in COLOR

March 12, 2010

Well, corrected color.  Enjoy!

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The Future!

January 14, 2010

It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  Sorry about that.

The movie is kinda out of my hands at the moment, because Don is working on color correction and effects, which I know nothing about.  (What is this “red” you speak of?)

Here’s the current state of Asleep with the Angels:

Not bad, eh?  Once the gun shots are done, the movie will actually be a, you know, movie.

That being said, I’ve started work on my next project, Awake.  This will be a smaller production, as you can see by the brand spanking new page on the right, which features the script.  Enjoy!

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In Other News…

September 7, 2009

I wrote a feature script called Jesse’s Girl.  I really wanted to direct it, so I had planned on shooting a scene to demonstrate what it would look like.

Coincidentally, Becca (who cast and even performed in Asleep with the Angeles) needed a new scene for her reel.  I showed her a copy of the script, she liked it, and here is the result–

The guy in the scene is Casey Coleman, a friend from college who also did with the production design on the Monster Energy commercials.  His fiancée, Janine Worrell, edited it.  She also edited The Runner (more of which will be coming online soon, I hope).

Mike Kuhn shot it.  He was a cameraman, grip, and electric on Angels.  Seth Fortin was a likewise griptrician on both this and Angels.

Basically, the only person I hadn’t worked with before was Sam Maples, and even she was an intern on 24.

Yeah, I’m afraid to meet new people.

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Movies and Music, Together at Last!

September 2, 2009

I know I promised the first half of the movie two weeks ago, but now I’ve got something better… The Whole Movie!

Okay, okay, it’s not done done, but it’s at least watchable.  Pez’s music really moves the story along.  I can’t imagine the movie without it, now.  (Well, I can imagine it, but I don’t like to.)

Anyway.  There’s still a few things to work out.  Obviously, all of the screens (Shooter’s cell phone, Archie’s laptop, etc.) need to be filled in.  Muzzle flashes and blood splatters need to be added.  The sound mix needs to be evened out (notably, Archie’s dialogue in his house).  And, of course, the color correction right now is of the “color-goes-here” variety.

But, like I said, this version actually looks like a movie.  We’re getting there.

Enjoy!

If the embeded video doesn’t work for you, here’s a direct link to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw3AfvRyrJs

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Who Knew?

August 17, 2009

I was perusing TV Tropes today, and I stumbled across Chandler’s Law:

“When in doubt, have a man come through a door with a gun in his hand.”

Granted, the two out of three times I invoke this trope, it’s a woman, but still.  It’s amazing how these ideas seep into your brain, without you even knowing.

Also, the Chandler’s Law page features this awesome picture:

 

I like how he has the machine gun, just in case the pistol isnt enough.

I bet they won't see this coming...

 

 

Actual movie update– Don, Pez, Kirrily, and I did a lot of work with the music last night.  The first half of the film is essentially done.  Pez insists he has a few more tweaks to do, because he’s a perfectionist, but I think it sounds great.

I’ll be posting that section of the movie just as Don is able to upload it.

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Humming Along

July 19, 2009

Music is not my strong suit, as a quick perusal of my iTunes library will quickly show.  Any good music you find there, rest assured, is my wife’s.

But Pez Wilson came highly recommended by JohnMark Triplett, due to his work on Triplett’s short film, “Yoga Man.”

After Pez saw the film, we discussed many different musical styles and themes, most of which were contradictory and confusing, because A) I don’t know anything about music and B) I know even less about music than you think.

Thankfully, Pez worked his way through the haze that is my mind and has provided us with some cool musical accompaniment to our little spy film. As soon as Don has synced some of it up to the movie, I will post it here.