Film Update: Almost There...

For the past few days, I have been spending pretty much all my time dealing with special effects and I’m getting to listen to a lot of music. Today, I completed 2 shots and the complete Absurd Minds Discography.

Looking at my effects schedule, I’m just over half finished the effects. I have 11 more shots to deal with, but the hard work is done and I can use the materials I already have, with adjustments made, to finish what’s left. With any luck, I can get them finished in a total of 3 more days. Maybe...

I won’t be posting any picture of the effects shots until after the film is finished and has been exhibited. Spoilers and what have you.

My target finish date for the completed and lock film (Plus 20 second trailer) is November 21st. At this point, I think I’ll be finished earlier than that. I’m not being too fussy with the effects (The style of film doesn’t warrant being finicky about details) and that is speeding the process up quite a lot, though not as much as I’d like. Still, it’s quite relaxing to do and a nice change of pace from drawing storyboards all the time.

Speaking of which: I have to get started on a new Babar storyboard so I guess the film work will be on hold for just over a week and a bit.

-Steve