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Getting there …

Completed the first cut of the penultimate scene last night. Apologies i can’t post it here, I would be quite happy to post work in progress which’d make this blog far more worthwhile, but it’d likely impact on my ability to get it into festivals further down the line (they often demand exclusivity in some cases, at least in regards to web screening) so rough cuts and ‘makings of’ will most likely be posted to the blog after the finished films aired somewhere. Plus of course it’d be a big ol’spoiler.

The scene actually works great, very pleasantly surprised to say the least … it’s a pivotal scene, clearly, but its also quite subtle, but it actually has the tension and gravitas that I was very worried it lacked right up until last night. It’s amazing what cutting can add – it’s a hugely underrated element of filmmaking.

Anyhows, I need to wrap up the very end and then go back to the start soon and run over everything again, the middle has had very little attention spent on it, so still some way to go but very chuffed for once. Yup yup!

Posted: September 2nd, 2010
at 9:01am by Griff

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Incidentally …

The whole thing was shot on a Canon 5D mk2 courtesy of the very accommodating  Shift4. Beautiful little camera, though its hard to spot in the mountain once everything’s been bolted and glued and strapped on. It’s not without problems, and by all accounts needs some work to graduate to a proper dedicated piece of film kit, but for a production of this scale it was fantastic. Mental considering its price.

In regards to where it goes from here, we’ve got some extra shots and pick ups to shoot in a week or so, just non dialogue sequences we couldn’t squeeze in, and shots of a Marabou Stork at Eagle Heights which’ll be dictated to a degree by the rough cut edit – hence us shooting that a little later.

So first up is a rough edit – then pick ups and extra shooting – then sound mixing – post production effects – a grade – and titles … these’ll be tricking along over the next few weeks and I’ll update as and when I’ve woken up from my post coital stupor!

Posted: June 29th, 2010
at 12:27pm by Griff

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