Wednesday, October 29, 2003

POST PRODUCTION BLUES SYNDROME

October 27, 28 and 29, 2003

San Diego shuts down. We cannot return the equipment because SDSU, Southwestern and Stu Segall are closed. The only good thing about the fire is that now people have something else to talk about than just the idiotic reality tv shows.

EMAIL TO CAST AND CREW

Dear All:

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our film. I feel lucky and privileged to have had the opportunity to work with such talented and professional individuals. It was truly a special filmmaking and learning experience. I hope you all had as much fun as I did in spite of yesterday's terrible working conditions. Now that the film is in the can, half the work remains to finish the film. Below is a tentative timeline of steps and events that will have to be completed in order to finish the film:

1. Get film processed--ASAP
2. Film-to-digital video transfer (telecine)--Mid to late December or early January.
3. Edit--January
4. Sound design, mix, and music--first two weeks of February
5. Title and credit design--February
6. Completion of film--early March

I think this will be a very special film and it is because of all your wonderful contributions. We will have a wrap party soon and I want everyone to attend, so please send me your availability in November so I can schedule accordingly. If you have any questions or need anything, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you again. You guys are the best.

Lesson: Filmmaking is about more than about the finished product. It is about the time you had with your friends and colleagues creating the film.

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