Finally! Last Friday Harry Spexter finally wrapped production, shooting scenes from early afternoon and onwards to almost midnight. By the evening all footage had also been transcoded to ProRes 422 HQ and we started incorporating it into our final film. As it stands now, the film will be the longest spex film made by us so far, as it weighs in on a rather hefty 29 minutes, approximately. It’s been a really fun shoot and with post-production VFX work just starting we’re rapidly moving towards having a finished film in about a week. I still have some stuff which will be the focus of the upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray and internet release, such as giving it a final grade as well as doing some more advanced compositing, especially during our quite VFX-heavy opening scene.
The film also features a pretty big cast, and is probably the most involved film I’ve done so far in terms of planning and organizing. It really was a good experience to have worked as 1st AD on Short Film #21 earlier this summer, as Harry Spexter was shot completely out of sequence. Seeing how it looks in the rough cut though, I think we managed to pull off a pretty comprehensive story, having almost no internal jokes which hopefully will make the film appeal to a much bigger audience.
Currently I’m planning a small horror shoot at Skurups Folkhögskola as well. Schedule really is packed at the moment, which means I’ll have to do some compromising of the same film. Overall though, it feels good to be back in school and be able to step back from the spex film during the day, which also grants some perspective on the overall project.
But now I’m back to enjoying our horror film music lessons, which resumes in just a couple of minutes!
Take care everyone!
So, after a pretty intense shoot we’re set to wrap production on our new film Harry Spexter later today. Everything is packed and ready for this day’s 3-scene shoot which will also see the return of some familiar faces from other films I’ve made earlier. Last week has, as always, been packed to the brim for me to be able to post anything here. I’ve been hearing good things about the website redesign, and while we still have a couple of things to finish and fine-tune, the site works as it’s supposed to now.
Longing for christmas vacation now, feels like if I’ve been working on projects since this spring and it’s been taking up a lot of free time. Will be nice to go back to the way things were, and also be able to focus more on school, family and friends. I recently also applied for studying some math in Lund next term – it’s not a full-time course, as that would interfer with my film school, but it nevertheless will be fun to focus a bit more on classic school subjects – especially as I found math to be quite fun in high school. Let’s just hope I can remember something ^^
During the weekend I’ll be staying at home mostly working on the editing and VFX of Harry Spexter – hopefully I’ll be able to complete most of the required shots before moving into audio and music work during the next week (as well as grading). It’s a tight schedule, but it’ll hold! Actually planning to go to a christmas party in early December – flying over to the UK and visiting my good old friends at FXhome the week before the film premieres so that will be a nice change of pace. Can’t wait to go there!
Stay tuned during the weekend as I’ll have more and more images from our new film (which has crazy amounts of VFX in it).
Take care everyone, and I’ll talk to you more soon!