Sunday, May 8, 2011

How to Edit a Feature in 19 Days: Put a Ring on it – Day 5

With the syncing and organization complete, its time to cut a trailer.  I finished my 1st draft this afternoon. I’m going to step away from it for the evening and finish color correction and mixing in the morning. I have to make some time to render time code onto Monsters in the Woods for our new composer. It’s an all night thing. Then tomorrow, it’s onto the actual edit.

The trailer is a little over 2 mins now. I plan to shorten it by 15 to 20 seconds. It looks pretty good. The thing I’m kinda missing is comedy music. I just don’t have any. I’ve amassed an impressive sound library over the years, but have primarily worked on horror features, so all most all of my music cues are horror-centric. I’m also not much of a composer, so no help there. The exec producer is supposed to forward me a few cues today. We’ll see how those work out. In the meantime I’ve placed a pretty nice blues number from Doc Crow. We’ll see how the producers like it.

In other news, looks like the re-shoot are going to happen Saturday. The entire cast/crew is in place. I’m actually looking forward to it. It will give me the opportunity to not only get a better version of scenes 50 and 51 (the missing scenes) but I’ll also have a chance to improve a few other scenes. Add a insert or close up reaction here and there.

I plan to spend Wednesday going over what I have in order to plan the best use of my time on Saturday.


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