Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Strong Foundation

The walls are up, the windows are placed, and the wooden floors have been installed. Now, after months of hard work, it’s finally time to decorate.

We’re close to placing every component of the film and nearly finished with A Boy’s Life – and I couldn’t be more pleased. Let me digress for a second… the main reason for this blog was (and is) to keep everyone involved up-to-date with the progress of this short film. Whether you were part of the cast, crew, or a donor, every one of you helped make this film and I consider you part of this team.

A little tidbit about myself: Being a filmmaker is more than just making movies. It’s more than just expressing a vision. It’s sincerely about collaboration and working within a team to create something distinct and special. Sure, it’s always a great feeling when a story reaches an audience, though it digs deeper than that. A film builds a family. We’re the root foundation of this structure we’re creating. We’ve worked long hours sweating over bricks, cement, and plies of wood to create something that stands strong. I believe this film embodies that.

The music I’ve heard sounds amazing. The sound design is nearly completed. And the opening titles, created by Nipa Eason, are looking wonderful (a sneak peek above).

Now, as we’re deeply involved with the meticulous details of post-production, it’s nearly time to open the doors…

Stay tuned for our strategy for distribution.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Race to the Big Screen

On your mark. Get set. COLOR!

With only a month left to go, we’re continuously plugging away with this little monster movie and anticipating the next phase of post-production. We’ve finally completed the coloring phase – our DP turned colorist, Aaron, further enhanced the stunning visuals and we couldn’t be more pleased.

Now that the "look” is approaching the finish line, it’s now time to focus on what’s “heard”. Sound and score are both incredibly important aspects of a film that ultimately threads the story and seamlessly connect the audience. The goal isn’t to overemphasize either of the components, but work together to properly fit every piece of aural artwork and fully enhance the story. Having worked with both Hamdija and Michaela, I’m fully confident of their talents and can’t wait for you to hear what they create.

We’re also currently creating the beginning titles of the film (welcome the talented Nipa Eason), and about to begin the publicity phase (press kit, poster, festival plan, etc.)

Now it's time to stretch those limbs, put on those running shoes, and anticipate that finish line. We're off.