The editing is now complete and all scenes are joined together enabling us to watch the film for the first time.
We had a very successful meeting with Dave Robins (cre8ive spaces) our resident composer (and now cast member) last night where we watched and then discussed the film.
He then played us song he has produced for the film, which was superb. The rest of the evening was spent discussing how we could use possible bits from the song to form the basis of the soundtrack for the rest of the film which will finally pull it all together.
We need to make a couple of changes to a couple of edits based on the songs timing, but he end is in sight.
Stage 1 of the editing of our latest Production, 'Sebastian & Me' is now complete. This is a very rough cut of all the scenes, basic editing with raw sound.
Stage 2 is now nearly complete. This is the stage where voice overs have been added, sound leveled and smoothed, the editing refined, basic colour correction and picture/sound effects added. This has taken up to 6 hours a scene! After completion, hopefully early next week it's on to Stage 3.
Stage 3. This is where all the scenes will be assembled as one production and watched for timing/pace and further edits/cuts before sending off to Dave, our composer to write the sound track.
We just about on track at the moment to get the production ready for competition in late December, with a premiere early 2016!
Editing of Sebastian & Me is coming along slowly. We're just over half way through the scenes of the first rough cut. The rough cut is always the worst stage, as it is the first time you get to see the film come together and is often the time you spot mistakes, or wonder if you could have done something different. There is now enough of the film roughly edited to make you start getting involved with the characters, but with the sound all over the place, no sound FX, no music etc it is always harder to watch. I hope to have the first cut done by the end of October.
The last filming session went well last week and finished ahead of schedule. It was sad to say good bye to an excellent cast. Now the fun begins with the Editing. We've still got some bits and pieces to sort out, music, voice overs, etc but hopefully we'll have it all wrapped up for Christmas and a premiere in the new year.
Day 7 of filming complete. A lovely 9 hours to finish the majority of the filming. Some great performances by the cast. A huge thank you to all cast and crew for helping us stick to our shooting schedule and also to all the mums for getting their children where they should be. Just one more evening to complete the shoot and then the editing begins.