Yes! We have finished editing and have sent our locked version to our composer, Jurgen Beck, for the score. A locked version is basically a promise to the composer that we will not tinker with any of the time code, so that he can confidently do his work. Dallas still has a small amount of work to do with the graphics and text, but this won’t change the timing of what we sent to Jurgen. Next is work on a trailer and special features. I am working on the script of our next mini-project, an educational film about the definition of urban and rural. We have a goal of pre-production, filming and post in one week. We’ll see! We are also brainstorming for a new major project. Our goal is to be increasingly time efficient!
Last week we recorded the final take of our “readers.” Dustin’s good friend, Jason Buzzard, has a nice deep, resonant voice and did a really nice job of reading the male voice. Shauna (my wife, Dallas’ mom) did the female voice. Throughout the film there are quotes from the web, books and scripture. Their job was to put voice to the text as the viewer reads it. Thank you Jason and Shauna! I wish we had taken a photo of your recording sessions!
We also found a fairly major mistake in time to correct it. One piece of the host’s narration was in the wrong place and the piece that was supposed to be there was never recorded! It was good to find this in time to correct it. We had a mini-taping session in the backyard in front of the greenscreen, which enabled us to put me (the “host”) in the downtown setting where the rest of the narration takes place. We did it outdoors to have the same lighting as the sun shone in my eyes, making me squint. :0) Fortunately, it was only a few sentences and Dallas did a great job of making it fit right in!
Today we went out to Erdmans’ farm to “shoot” Daryl “shooting.” Arrows, that is. We needed a model to shoot for a silhouette of a warrior archer in the act of shooting. We found a nice outcrop of sandstone with bare trees behind. Very nice shot, I think. Dallas will be taking the footage and adapting it for the title sequence of Entrusted with Arrows. We are very close to a locked version, which we will send to Jurgen Beck for the original score.
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Marry Christmass and happy new year!