It has been a while since I’ve written an update and I apologize for that. This has been a crazy two months packed with teaching, planning for graduation (in May) as well as making some really big progress with the film.
We’re currently working on cut 12 right now. Most of our work has been focused on hammering out “the Gestalt”. Now, Kyle and I will be using the time off from school in winter break to go scene by scene and make miniscule adjustments. The devil is in the details, as they say.
Why does it take so long? Well there’s a saying in film, “fast, cheap, good - pick any two”. Features with budgets in the millions can be in post for years with teams of people working full time. Add the fact that I’m a part-time filmmaker (and Kyle is a part-time editor), my timeline suddenly becomes much more rigorous.
Yesterday, I showed a cut to my thesis committee and two colleagues of mine (pictured below). The room was divided with some very strong opinions either way, which is a good thing. The only thing I fear is indifference.
The difficulty after a feedback session like that is how to proceed, because either direction is mutually exclusive. I think a few goodnight sleeps and some time away will tell me what to do.
I have learned so much from post-production on this film. This is experience that you can’t get any other way. I can only expect that there is much more learning awaiting me in between now and May!
Again, I apologize for the break in posts, and we will do our best to check in on a weekly basis.
P.S. I just got a new iPhone 5, so posting on the go will be much easier for me! I've included a picture of my previous phone that carried me through production. I'm sure some of you will gasp in horror.