Ok… so we didn’t have a premiere on Halloween…. and MR CLEAN isn’t finished yet… but that’s not strictly why….
Off to a great start… ahem….
The week of the premiere, we did have a music score… and we got all of the VFX shots… but then we suddenly didn’t have any venue. Also, we didn’t have any sound mix for MR CLEAN. But we weren’t the only ones.
Re the sound mix – Darwin also didn’t have his sound mix. In fact, our Sound mixer, the one we’re both using for the same film, went AWOL. Please note: when people are donating their time to your project, you must always respect that paid work takes time and comes first. It has to. Either pay people… or be prepared for potential delays. I totally respect that. It was just a shame with the timing.
But the venue was a separate issue. Essentially, we had two potential venues and then suddenly we didn’t have any. And I’m still none the wiser as to why that is. I mean, I’ve asked… but there are no clear reasons as to why both of them were suddenly unavailable to us.
Ignoring that fact, we now have to find a new venue and book it. And we’re no nearer to finding one. It’s just not that easy to do it over here…. we need help – if we want to hold such an event!
Then, when colour grading – I was 2.5 mins in to the film, doing my own grade and we suddenly found a colour grader! Yayy! Then I needed to spend time getting the files ready for them to take over the grading. That meant stripping all colour effects and titles away and re-rendering the project to different settings… however, I still need to finish the grading! As Darwin and I are again sharing the same colour grader and he found them first…. oh and then two of the VFX shots needed to be redone, because of minor imperfections and then the grade needed to be reissued again…
The other strange element, is that we do have a Spanish premiere booked and arranged – more details on that soon. This is a premiere for DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE, to celebrate the award success it’s had. But also SVEN GUNNAR and MR CLEAN will also be screened and a lot more going on that night too…. The only question for that premiere is will everything finally be done by then?… who knows?
But seeing as there is this event going on in Barcelona… why not shoot another film there? right? That’s what Darwin wants to do. And so we collaborated on another script – LOVELY TO MEET YOU. It’s another dark piece. And we’ll be shooting it before the end of the year. We’re currently in pre-production and we have a cast. More details on it soon…
But yeah… barely finish a thing and then you start another thing… and then so why not suddenly do 6 videos for a friend’s band, for their performance tomorrow… lol. Yes I did that too!
But now, I am back on the colour grading train, because you can’t guarantee that we’ll have anything to show in time otherwise, even though I will probably end up binning my own work for that of the professional. But needs must and I’ve got to do what I can do…. all we really need right now is that sound mix… oh and a venue in Stockholm!
So hopefully that explains what’s g’wan and when I have more info I’ll share it soon.