14 February 2009

I Like It Rough.

Holy shit! I’m not the kind of guy that likes to count his chickens before they hatch but I’ll be damned if we don’t maybe have something here.

I’ve mentioned multiple times that no matter how hard I try I have this latent fear that no matter what this whole endeavor, this whole movie isn’t going to work. Well, I saw the first rough cut of the film the other night and it doesn’t just work, it REALLY works! It works so well that there was more than one occasion that I forgot I wrote the darn thing. I don’t want to get too into it now since the movie is still in very rough form but I was pretty much floored by everything I saw, even in its very rough basic form.

From day one I’ve felt that there are certain things, certain elements and scenes that simply MUST work. If not no matter how good everything else might be audiences won’t buy into the film. They won’t allow themselves to be engaged by it and as a result the film will reap us the benefits we are hoping it will.

I could not be happier to report that those scenes, those moments and things that are so integral to the very essence of the movie don’t just work; they excel in every possible way. At one point I had to stop the footage and allow the goose bumps on my skin to go down and my breathing to return to normal as I realized we NAILED it.

Like I said I’m not trying to get people too worked up yet or cash a check the movie can’t write but I am a very happy man right now. As a writer, producer and simply as a dude that’s been working his ass off at this for a long time now… well, I couldn’t be more ecstatic. As I told Megan, we’re gonna need to start looking into frequent flyer miles, cuz we’re gonna need them.

13 February 2009

Zombie Zin

Zombie Zin
Originally uploaded by mrbosslady
I showed Christopher the first rough cut last night. I think he liked it. While we were watching the cut he had us break out his bottle of Zombie Zin that I got him for his wrap present.

08 February 2009

Rough Cut #1

Project 365 - Day 347
Originally uploaded by mrbosslady

Bill and I finished rough cut number one last weekend. It clocked in at over eighty minutes. Woot! Now we are refining the cut bit by bit until I am happy and nothing drives Bill crazy.

Before long Bill will be color correcting, Beth will be in the midst of sound design, our score will be completed and we'll have a genuine gosh darn movie.

This is pretty cool.