Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Picture almost locked

Ultan and I started editing last Wednesday, the 10th, and by the end of the first day, we had a full assembly of the film.  There are no huge changes from script, other than those made on the shoot.  We have tweaked some scenes to make better use of the footage.  The accident/robbery scene is the biggest in the film and runs remarkably close to anticipated on the shoot.  The house scene had some undiscovered gems which we have assembled into a beautiful sequence.

We have also added music by our composer Pól Brennan, which adds incredible depth to the opening and the driving scenes.  

If all goes to plan, Stephen will grade the cut, and we will have a full HD, graded, picture locked film, before Christmas. 

To all of you who have made this possible, thanks, and have a very happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Finally, the edit is booked.

I'm delighted to say I met our editor, Ultan Murphy in Windmill Lane today and we're getting started on Wednesday the 10th of December.  It's been a long wait but if all goes well we'll be picture locked this side of Christmas and be ready for the sound mix in January.  Onwards and upwards!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


After a long wait, I finally saw the rushes synched.  They look great.  I feel like a child getting a box of building blocks and I need help making something good with them.  So it's time to find the right editor for the job.  The script worked to get a great cast and crew, so now the rushes have to work to get a great editor. Looks like I'll be back on the phone.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Random Photo

This took ages to upload.  There is a quicker way I'm working on to get the file on-line.  

The Rushes Are Coming

It's taken a long time but I finally saw the rushes, although still mute, so I just had a quick look.  I'm thrilled with how they look.  Later this week I'll see and hear them when the sound is synched up.  I can't wait to get started.  Will know more about the edit on Wednesday.

Also spent some time editing stills - half way there and the file has over a hundred images - any technical suggestions for getting these on-line for easy sharing?  I'll put some on here but I can't find a way of putting the full file on.

I'm shopping around for the best deal to get our film finished on a 35mm print.  There are a number of options but the one I would most like is to print from a 2K scan of the negative.  

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Finally the blog is up.

I can't believe it was so easy to set this up once I decided to do it.  In hindsight, August holds for me memories of mostly making phonecalls.  Then September came - more phonecalls and a three day shoot.  And after the shoot, just to avoid a sudden change, more phonecalls.

The first thing I want to do is say thanks to everyone who made this production possible.  

Stephen sat in on the transfer of the rushes in London and is very happy with the look of them.  I will see them and hear them next week and report straight back.  And we will start post as soon as possible.

Photos are still being edited for posting on the blog.  Any day now.

I hope we get finished soon and get together again for a screening.  In the meantime keep an eye on, and feel free to keep in touch through the blog.