Where we at??

20-06

hey guys, i'm back!

I took a week off (2 weeks ago!) to see family and get some rest, and am now gunning to wrap this up. SORRRY for no updates! i've received some angry eager fans wanting to know what's going on so here's a summary post, and a promise to post more stuff!

You know that Project Status chart in the top right? Next time, i'm going to break down Post-Production into 60 million individual steps cuz there's so much to do!!! There are many things that are developing in parallel which may explain why nothing's done yet, but it will mean that once they begin to finish, it'll happen fast!

Soundtrack- Chris Haigh's been doing an awesome job on the soundtrack. He's currently working on the chapter right after the troops of D9 have entered the warehouse. There are 2.5 chapters after that. The difference between the parts of the film that have soundtrack and those without are like night and day!! To me, it's really the stage where you watch it and are like, "wow, that's like a real movie, man!" We're having such a good time collaborating that I've asked Chris to also do some background dialogue so we can hear his voice in the film! that brings me to the next thing...

Audio Pickups - I've completed a session with Joe, one of our actors and still need to sit down with at least 2 other actors for additional dialogue..which brings me to the next thing...

Pickup Shoot - I've schedule a final pickup shoot for this weekend with Nathan Faudree who plays Major Huron. This afternoon, I'm heading over the Weapons Specialists to grab some guns and gear! I picked up the camera package from the rental house yesterday and spent the evening doing minor close up pickups of fingers tapping on keyboards and computer screens turning on..which brings me to the next thing...

Programmer GUI - There are several shots in the film of the programmer's laptop screen. Since it's set in the future, i didn't want it to look like a generic windows OS, so I had to design my own screen and create a custom GUI for what the programmer is doing. It looks pretty cool and I'll post a sample of it for you guys later. btw, GUI stands for graphic user interface - but you geeks knew that already right? oh speaking of computer geeks...

3D Animator search - I've had some rotten luck lately finding a 3D animator for the 6-10 cgi shots that are in the film. I had such a great experience with the 3D modellers and designers that maybe I was due for a rough patch. anyway, i'm talking to a couple of people now as well as a consulting agency. Anyone interested?? Let's network! ...speaking of networking..

Marketing + Networking - so i now have 2 published articles that I wrote about this film's production, and as the film draws to completion, i want to get more aggressive with it's marketing push to spread awareness. I'll be reaching out to some publications and am also considering advertising on some sci-fi and/or film-related websites. I've applied for some high profile grants too whose publicity I'd love almost more than the money! (I said almost!) I've also lined up some contacts who have agreed to view a screener once I'm completed, so I can get a quote from them and exploit their words (of praise? please?) ...speaking of exploitation...

Guys, help me spread the word about this film!! you guys are great, i love your emails, and i hope you continue to gain something from visiting my site! Post about us and our project on other boards if you can- it all helps. thanks again and please feel free to drop me a line via the contact us page!!

mc (and i promise there will be more posts from now on!)

edit: I forgot to explain the image! it's a storyboard from the RFP i put together for a 3D animator. It shows what type of animation I'm looking for. RFP stands for request for proposal, btw, but you geeks already knew that, right? ;)

Who Am I and why in the world...
...am i doing this?? I ask myself this all the freaking time but the conclusion is always the same- I don't know why, all I know is that I just must, must, must make this film...

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