Monday, April 25, 2005

First Look

Just got back from the studio, where we got a look at the recorded footage and boy, are we impressed! Michael, James and Paulina all did an amazing job, and in spite of our utter lack of experience, the first look is really impressive.

Anthony at the editing station

Sure, there were things that we could have improved upon, such as a few instances of sketchy lighting and audio difficulties, and occasionally on some takes you can catch a glimpse of an audio cable, but overall we've got a lot of top-notch usable footage. Considering our crew had little to no experience, the fact that things look as good as they do is fantastic. (hint: shoot in black and white, and you save a lot of time)

The next step is to catalog what we have, determine if we want any additional coverage, then plan the next shoot date, tentatively a week from today (Monday, May 2nd). That'll give us enough time to begin to organize the editing process. Effectively, we're both in PRODUCTION and POST.

We're beginning to realize that this is our film school. We're learning a hell of a lot during this process, and I can already tell that the results are going to be worth all the effort.


Anonymous said...

Wow. This Anthony seems to be a very dedicated and PERSISTENT fellow. You are fortunate to have him on your production team.

P.S.- The DVD didn't work. So much for persistence.

Cherry Moon said...

Still eagerly waiting to find out how it all turns out in the end. I feel like I've been reading a book since I check your blog every day...

I'm so proud of you!

CT Bob said...

Gee, "Anonymous", you're right about Anthony. He's persistant, to the point of being a GIANT PAIN IN THE ASS! I don't know how fortunate I am to have him, however...he tends to post things on people's blogs without using his real name, which is a little obnoxious.

What, the DVD didn't work on your home player? Maybe it we have to do something to it with the studio DVD recorder to make it readable on other devices. Hang onto it and we'll ask Ashley about that.

Cherry Moon, glad you're enjoying it! Right now there's a lot of fun stuff happening, so I'll be updating frequently. Thanks for the kind thoughts!