Quick Flick – Mid Contest Update

I’m sitting here in my bed at 4:19 in the morning. I’ve got our HD camera uploading to my laptop here the footage that we shot a couple hours ago over at Janet’s house. Friday night, we went down to the Port Moody Arts Center and received our inspiration package for our 48 hour film contest. We wrote until 2am last night, and afterwards I spent some time compiling the script packages. I slept around 4am, and woke up at 8:30 to prepare for our 9am production meeting. It went very well this morning, and we started off pretty good, but shooting the first scene took twice the alloted time, and has pushed everything else back in the production. We had to learn and adapt on the fly, as we always have to do. We have shot all except one short scene and the last half to another which both require Mr. Pelley. I’ll be up tomorrow morning at 8am to work on editing the footage I’m almost finished uploading now and then at 11am we will be shooting the last scenes with him. I’ll spend most of the afternoon in editing, preparing for a picture lock at 5pm, where I can begin renders and burns. It’s going to be fairly tricky to swing it all on such a tight schedule because we had to push some shooting back to tomorrow afternoon, but we’ve done tighter shoots.

Well, the footage has just finished uploading and I’ve got 3.5 hours of sleep ahead of me before I wake up to start editing with Corinne. To lay it out pretty simple:

  • 2 hours editing
  • 1 hour setting up the location
  • 2 hours shooting scene
  • 1 hour shooting second half to another scene
  • 1 hour buffer
  • 2 hours editing final edit
  • 2 hours rendering and burning

I’m exhausted and I don’t have to be up and working anymore so I’m signing off. I’m exhausted.

5 Responses to “Quick Flick – Mid Contest Update”

  1. Brittany Says:

    Knock em dead

  2. Christine Says:

    Can’t wait to see the finished product!!

  3. CezainValsol Says:

    >_< Not even going to leave a real comment…because you know already what I’m going to say.

  4. Calamity Says:

    Knock em dead? We did. We really did. I think Separation is by far our best production to date. Thats just my opinion, but if ever Raised By Monkeys has been a well oiled film forging fellowship of friends and folks, its now.

    Great Work this weekend Paul. Absolutely wonderful. I was happy to call you my Director. Keep it up. The man I worked with this weekend is one I’d love to write for again. (not that i wasn’t already going to, but you know what I mean).

  5. Nathaniel Says:

    I once again envy your ability to do this…second, of course you guys are kicking ass, Paul is running this isn’t he….!