Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 17, 2012.

Update #22

Project now in London = Rough Cut Complete!

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Dear Backers,

We have spent the last 2 weeks in London working with our editor cutting the story from an assembly edit of great material into an actual film. And now we have reached a crucial stage in the project:  The Rough Cut. This means we are ready to send the audio portion to a sound studio to begin dialogue restoration [all those rushed interviews that need cleaning up]. The rough cut also contains music cues to guide our composer in his work and the next time we meet with our editor in June, we can begin the process of fine cutting.

Once the picture is locked, we will be working again in Los Angeles for sound design, mixing, color grading and graphics.

Thanks again for your support!

The street with the edit studio
The street with the edit studio
Guy [our editor]
Guy [our editor]
Last minute arrival of archive film!
Last minute arrival of archive film!

Update #21

Editing-Revisions & Reviews

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Dear Backers,

The last six weeks have proven to be a creative maelstrom of revision, rewriting & plenty skyping between myself in Antigua, Justin in UK and our story consultant in L.A.

Whats taking so long?

Few people factor in the process of review and amendment, yet it is one of the major TIME investments in a feature documentary film. Because documentaries attempt to catch a reality, they don’t work easily to a script. You cannot plan what people will say or do. This is one of the exciting aspects of working in documentary. It also one of the most daunting! The content captured needs to be reviewed and evaluated and turned into a story which fits the original need, and also matches what was learnt through the filming process....THEN IT NEEDS CHANGING! So we need to factor in MUCH viewing, revision,  and amendment time into this production - because this is what will make it GOOD!

These critical stages are becoming complex and exciting - our initial 3 hour assembly has been edited down to 2 hours and this month we will continue working remotely with the editorial studio in Los Angeles as we get closer to completing the rough cut.

Thank you for your support & patience, we will keep you posted!


Update #20

Post production in Los Angeles

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Since our last update we have been working feverishly & remotely with an editorial team in L.A - they have been archiving & transcoding all the original footage, providing structural guidelines for the story and building the project drives.

Last week I came out to begin working the rough cut with the associate editor - its been amazing to see the film start to take shape!

Yesterday we took a break from the studio and drove down to San Diego with our cameraman to interview an American sailing legend who had some very interesting things to say about Carriacou Sloops!

Charles Hambleton & Luciano Blotta discussing sound recording
Charles Hambleton & Luciano Blotta discussing sound recording
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Update #19

Editing Stage # 1 complete

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Dear Backers,

After filming Exodus sailing at Antigua Classics and St Barth's West Indies Regatta, we have been busy creating the initial assembly edit of our doc. This first stage is now complete and we have a 3.5 hour master that contains all our story lines. Next, this will be further re-cut by a professional editing team that we are currently sourcing in the U.S.

Three years of filming Exodus' transformation from a pile of logs on the beach, all the  different interviews and sourcing the library of archive footage and still images has turned Vanishing Sail into a much larger project than originally anticipated. Over 850 hours of footage has now been distilled into 18 interwoven story lines to form our first assembly edit.

In the meantime the audience for our film has grown since our kickstarter event: our teaser/trailer has so far been viewed 17K times and we have received invitations to several very interesting niche film festivals in 2014.

Thank you again for your support!

VanishingSail.com


Update #18

Exodus @ Antigua Classics

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With pressures of biblical proportions, Exodus made it to the start line on time!

Elaine Bunting from Yachting World joined them:

http://www.yachtingworld.com/blogs/elaine-bunting/534390/racing-on-a-carriacou-sloop?utm_source=cheetah&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ybw130426#UGJgXV5ellsO6Azt.03

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