Month: April 2011

Editing

Breaking (In) The Mold

April 26, 2011

I recently finished editing, along with some visual FX work, a very funny and fresh short film titled The Break In. This comedic gem has all the elements that appeal to me: smart writing, great acting (Selma Blair and Jason Ritter), perfect use of a single location and a surprise-filled story line.

4 frames

And just when you think you’re on the right track, things get even more absurd. I really enjoyed working on this project and I have a feeling that people won’t be able to stop laughing once they get a chance to watch it.

2 more frames

Editing, June Gloom Short

Sometimes I Jus’ Git The Glooms

April 19, 2011

Some get the blues, but I got myself a case of the glooms once I finished my latest short film. It wasn’t a surprise. After all, I did spend the past four months with her and now it was time to release her into the world. June Gloom required a lot of work and sacrifice, coupled with obstacles and frustration, but she was also full of hidden treasures, lucky breaks and pleasant revelations. It all happened for the better but only later I’ll be able to know it for sure…

Sad

However, when a film is finalized and post production comes to an end, the filmmaker must keep on going. While it awaits the reviews, opinions, questions and criticisms, I have to create the circumstances for them to happen.

Therefore, in the following days, I will master HDCAM tapes and DVD screeners, design press materials, fill out festival entries, and create some buzz so more and more people can come to see my take on drama. And if the work I’ve done and risks I’ve taken are unique enough to thrive, then this 14 minutes of digital celluloid will move on to the next life.

So I completely agree with the words of my friend LB, who helped me every step of the way, “There‚Äôs nothing quite like watching the soft colors of a motion picture fade off the screen to black.” Absolutely…the bigger the screen, the better.

The End