Ok, admission time: I bit off *way* more than I could chew with this movie. Over the past few years, I tried my best to chew this big hunk of steak down to a nice swallowable morsel without choking on it. Each time I thought I should swallow, I'd try and it'd get stuck in my throat. So I'd chew on it some more. Now is the time to start washing down the last piece with some water.
What I'm saying is that yes, this has been a long process, but I'm finally starting to think about dessert.
Food analogies aside, I've not been able to work full-time on this for a while, which has been frustrating. I learned a long time ago that no project is worth losing your mind over and there was a period a while back where this project felt so overwhelming I had no choice but to step back. Now? Things are great.
So, what're the latest developments?
- Tons of tiny tweaks that stopped the movie looking polished
- I tweaked the master resolution now so that it can be released in 4k (This, in turn has removed some weird fuzziness the footage had).
- I tweaked the colours so that skin tones are balanced no matter what screen they're viewed on
- I finally replaced the female voices with, yknow, actual real life women
- Added post production tweaks to the movie, lens flares, glow, smoke, colour changes, etc...
Not much! It's all audio related. I have to replace all my dialogue with the final versions I have to hand everything off to Gavin who is doing the sound effects, mixing and mastering (who's now gonna have the hard work to do. Sorry Gav!)
It's been a *long* old journey and I appreciate everyone sticking around with it. I've put years of my life into making this the best movie I could make with the resources I had. I'm just as excited about the release of this movie from the day I created it. I hope you are too!
More news soon!
The Hit Squad Forever
Chris Blundell - director of The Hit Squad Movie