Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Post production

Time to edit our flick. Here's what we need to do:

1. Transfer all our footage to the editing workstation. We have about 2 hours of filmed material we need to sort through.

2. Edit a rough cut. Ant already put together about two minutes, and it looks really good. Once we transfer the rest of our footage, we'll assemble a complete rough cut.

3. Examine the rough cut for pacing and continuity. Make notes for additional editing and any scenes that require an additional shoot.

4. Cut a more polished version of the movie based on our notes.

No, we didn't shoot on film; I just like this picture

5. Work on the audio. Since we've had various microphones and some audio problems, we'll have to work on getting better sound. It's been said that nearly 50% of the success of a movie is because of good audio. If you have a great picture but uneven sound, you take your audience out of the story.

6. Work with my friend Lori, who's a composer and performer, to produce a soundtrack for the movie.

7. At some point, get the reshoots if needed and edit them into the mix.

8. Put it all together and hope for the best.

That's where we are now. We're also in pre-production for our next movie, which we'll shoot as soon as possible. But for now, we've got the editing station reserved for this coming Monday. Now the REAL work begins!

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