Oh my... it feels so good to be back at the editor's desk! After over half a year of being unable to do anything, we are finally back at work!
Just two of us this time - Eric (one of our main cinematographers) and myself (well, and his little brothers popping in to watch from time to time). We went through the raw footage for
- Fish and Bear and the Opera Tickets (a scene from the Radio Drama)
- Rob and Bear fight/Bear and Blanche and Poetry
- Rob and friends smoke
- Freet's Basement (most of it)
Out of all this we picked the best takes, which turned out to be about 50 minutes or so. This will be cut way down - probably to a quarter of that for the actual film. We also pulled out the bloopers. There are some hilarious ones in there...
All of this took about three hours, and I felt we got a lot done.
It was a pretty intense session. At least, the last part. The footage from Freet's basement is really... yeah, I'm going to go with the word "intense" again.
Intense is good though. And once again I was just bowled over by the amazing actors we have on this project. I feel like I'm watching the book characters really walking and talking and doing their stuff... and it's awesome.
For those of you who have asked, we are editing on a program called VEGAS. :)
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.