Thursday, January 29, 2009
I'm compiling the contents of the credits roller and I can't help but be humbled by the number of talented people who have given their time, effort and passion to this film. The featured cast runs to 18 with 8 background players. The production crew is 30 and I'm sure by the time the film is delivered, the post-production crew will have topped 12. There are also a number of people who helped in various ways to make this all happen. So to everyone who is a part of this film, I'm looking forward to seeing you all at the first screening, as soon as we can manage to arrange it. Thanks.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Since we locked picture the week before Christmas, we've moved on to final finishing. The biggest issue now is sound, final colour grade and online. Sound is up and running at Ardmore Sound, including Foley, sound design and a final Dolby mix. The grade has been completed at Windmill and some graphics work has been booked in.
I saw the picture in full HD resolution during the grade and it was great to see it in all it's glory at last, having got used to viewing the low resolution versions during the off-line edit. Stephen came over for the grade with Dave at Windmill. We've pushed the sense of the accident /traffic jam happening late in the day which links in well with the drive home. Here's a set still coloured to mimic what the grade looks like.
So if all goes well now, I hope to deliver the HD version of the film by mid February. Striking the 35mm print will be a whole new adventure.