Last Tuesday I joined our editor, Phil, and our cinematographer, Eric, for our first round of official editing. We had a pretty nice set up, working with HD footage on Vegas and using two really nice computer screens.
First off we pulled together the trailer which I'm sure you've all seen by now. We discussed making it longer, but we really didn't have enough footage to do anything that would be satisfying. The teaser fulfills our purpose. At least, it has you all asking for more! Anyhow, that required planning out the titles, picking shots, color correcting them (Which I was really fussy about) and laying that down to music. It took us a couple of hours, believe it or not. And that's not including the additional time that Carpe (from the forum) and I spent working on the official logo. (The logo can now be seen at the end of the HD trailer)
The rest of the time was spent editing together the footage from Jan 2nd. That came out to about 1 and 1/2 minutes. The rest of the footage from Monday and Sunday should add another 4 and 1/2 minutes to bring that to a total of about six minutes out of the planned 120.
Our next shoot should be scheduled sometime in the next two or three weeks. For now, though, we're all taking a breather. Jed headed back to college today, Hannah and Sharayah went back to school last week, and I start classes on Tuesday. So life heads back to it's normal swing and we have to figure out how to work filming into that.
Welcome to "The Shadow of the Bear" movie blog!
We are an independant young adult-run production based in the U.S. Midwest. The film has been in pre-production since summer 2008, and wrapped up filming on August 26th, 2010.
We premiered the project on June 23rd, 2011 at the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis, MN to a delighted audience of over 100 viewers.
For details about the future of the project, click here.