Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Long time no see.

So it's been a long time and I have no to film to see.

I think I shot this short at the right time of year. Since then, the film industry in Vancouver has gone absolutely insane. Everyone is working. And not just working - working like mad. IT'S MADNESS I SAY!

I am in the middle of a 6 day straight stretch, with another one coming up next week. I may have to work this Saturday as well, giving me no days off until Good Friday. And others are in the same boat.

Alan hasn't been able to get too much done. He's chipping away, but the TV pilot he's working on is as insane as mine. The visual effects guys are being kept busy on another pilot they're working on as well. Haven't heard from them for a few weeks. Like I said - good thing I shot my short when I did - no one's available to help now and it looks like the rest of the year will be just as busy - but maybe not quite at the same pace.

However, all of this production in Vancouver poses one problem - the Post Production houses will be getting very busy as well. Right around the time that I need to do post on my short. I hope that doesn't get too expensive for me.

So regardless to say, no new news on the Serum 1831 front. Alan is still editing and says everything looks great. Hopefully he'll be able to cut some things together and we can meet up near easter to look at a rough cut. Release date now looking like end of April.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Stills and Editing

After a short vacation in Vegas, landed back in Vancouver on Thursday and got back to business. Picked up the Stills photos from Goga, and boy do they look great. Words can't describe the photos, so you'll just have to see them for yourself. I put a few on the website ( www.silverdolphinfilms.ca/serum1831.html ) for anyone reading this to take a look.

Also got my first look at some of the footage yesterday. Alan put together the first scene and I gotta say it looks pretty good. Little bit of continuity issues, but overall the scene worked well. Then the second scene.

All started ok, but then turned sideways pretty fast, as the dolly move wasn't quite executed as hoped. I have 2 actors sitting across from each other in an interrogation room, and it seems that everytime one actor starts saying his lines, all I see is the back of the other actor's head, obscuring the actor delivering his lines. We noticed this on set, and it was brought to the attention of the camera department, but I don't think they got the message. The timing is just not there. Useless if we can't see the actor speaking his lines. Too bad, some of those shots were beautiful. Beautiful, but useless.

So the process goes on. Tomorrow I pick up my next drawdown of funds, and that will keep the editing ball rolling.

Until I have something more to say, enjoy some pictures.