Post Production: Day 4

Well, all the footage has been imported. It looks good. It’s all been labeled and sorted, and the sound has been synced. We burned 2 dvds of the footage to review. We watched those tonight. Now it is time to start editing.

Here’s a frame capture. Looking good!

Scene 6

12 thoughts on “Post Production: Day 4

  1. This frame capture is great! The lighting looks good. I can’t wait to see some of the footage. Wish I lived closer so I could be part of the edititng process. In the future I hope we can have a T3 connection and we can partcipate in the editing remotely and in real time.

  2. That frame looks awesome indeed.

    I was a little concerned about the framing during the shoot; it seemed like we were clipping Matt’s head too often, though it looks good in the above frame. I wasn’t going to bring it up during the weekend, just trusting the man who’s looked into this more than myself. I’ll just have to wait and see.

    Are Matt and Jen checking this site too?

  3. I think they are.

    About the clipping. Losing a bit of hair generally makes for a more interesting shot than a foot of space above someone’s head. Not that that is 100% true, but it also makes it a lot easier to get good audio since the mic can get closer.

  4. Yes. I was framing things like that intentionally. Too much head room is worse. If anything, clipping the hair off a bit is a nice way to frame things. Additionally, you also want to frame things a bit off center.

  5. Hrrrmmm, you might be right. I’ll have to watch the footage though.

    I’m going to get a good book on it all for the next time around.

  6. I was watching Halloween last night, and noticed a number of scenes where Jamie Lee Curtis’s head was clipped off just above the hairline. In fact, I think there were very few scenes where one could see any character’s entire head. (Those shots without major clipping of body parts or hair lines were shot from odd angles, like looking down on Jamie as she’s hiding in the closet.) Take Michael Myers, for example: for a good chunk of the film we only see the side of his torso and his hand as he’s walking. Perhaps that’s a technique you can adopt if you decide to shoot a slasher: the less you see of someone (especially if the part you do see is a bit abmiguous), the more terrifying that person becomes.

  7. Hey guys Jen here. First time checking out the site. It is really cool. The progress on the movie sounds great and I can’t wait to see the final project! The pic is great and thanks for the other pictures from the movie weekend. It was truly an experience I will never forget. Thanks and good luck!! Jen

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