By the end of the day today, the assembly cut of the Dracula demo is going to look significantly more like a spotty offline cut. It’s clear I’m going to be driving the boat from the edit suite for the next three days while the other elements come together. By the time the weekend rolls around, the edit suite will be full of editors and I could then focus my energies on the other writing I have to do. In the meantime I’m trying to cram a social life in there somewhere.
I met with Twisted Pair Sound yesterday and they’ll be starting on the sound mix today. Java Post will get started sometime today as well. At the very least, they can work on colour correction. Brenda and Sara are shopping for props and wardrobe for tomorrow’s shoot. Bits and pieces of this demo are being worked on at all angles. This is such a crazy methodology, but it’s the only way we’ll get done in time. Usually you finish one phase of production and move to the next. We’re working on all of it at the same time. It feels like we’re building a house from the inside out.
It’s St. Patty’s day and I have a Thai Chi class tonight as well. I also tend to get a little squirrelly when I’ve been skipping out on my blogging to make time for other things. Lots to do and so little time to get it all done. Feels like a train wreck about to unfold, but I truly believe it’s all gonna work out. That’s why I’m so calm right now. No really.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. This time I have friends walking it with me.