The editing is going very well. Ryan Burnett and I work very well together. When there is a problem we always come up with a creative way of fixing it that sometimes adds something to the film we didn’t originally envision. Editing is such a creative process. One that I have grown to love. Foley, scoring, adding special effects, audio synch, color correction, transitions, those are just some of the things that go into a great edit. I truly believe we have something special on our hands and Ryan and I are working relentlessly to get it perfect.
We debuted an exclusive scene this week on our For Love of Zombies Facebook page. I promised the scene if our number of followers surpassed 1,500. We sit at 1674 at the time of this blog. So far the clip has been viewed over 1,000 times! That is awesome. A big thank you to everyone who has joined the page and watched the clip. Help us continue to grow invite your friends to the page. For those of you who may not have seen the exclusive clip click HERE.
I can not wait until I can debut For Love of Zombies. I can not wait to enter it in all the festivals I have ever dreamed of entering. I must get the edit perfect first and believe me we will. Not sure how I am going to debut FLoZ. I have a few ideas so stay tuned.
FLoZ was such a wonderful experience that I am anxious to start my next film. I will be shooting a teaser trailer for my yet to be announced project this October. I may wait until FLoZ premiere to announce next project and show teaser. Yes, that is what I will do. Now I will work even harder to finish the FLoZ edit…because I am chomping at the bit to announce my next project.
I love what I do. I truly do. It’s an exciting dream to pursue. A difficult one, but worthwhile. I have had more than my fair share of people tell me that what I am trying to accomplish is just a pipe dream. I believe any goal ever achieved began as a pipe dream.
I don’t get offended by those who scoff and ridicule what I do. I don’t get mad, annoyed, or doubtful. I don’t hate those who doubt me…I pity them. The majority of those who doubt me are those who never pursued their dream because they were too afraid. And let’s be honest, we all have dreams. Whether it be playing professional sports, writing a novel, or yes…film making. We all have a dream and as long as we pursue that dream with a dogged intensity then you can never fail…regardless of the outcome. Failure resides only with never chasing the dream. That is why I will never quit. There may be hiccups and hurdles along the way but one thing I will never do is give up. I know what I am capable of and I know it just takes one small break. Luckily for me I don’t wait for a small break to happen. I am out there every day making my own dent into that small break. It’s only a matter of time before I break through.
Ryan Burnett and I have been editing For Love of Zombies since Thursday and we have about 70% of the video completed. Ryan and I work really well together and there have been a couple of hiccups with footage but we have found creative ways around the issues. The biggest problem I seem to encounter while editing my projects has to been transitions between scenes. I like them to be smooth and sometimes there is a squirrely jump between two shots that doesn’t flow and that’s when you need to come up some editing magic to make those transitions and jumps smooth. Ryan and I have become rather Macgyver-esque when it comes to fixing those spots. Now, I know we could go the jumpy, jittery, random zoom and light flash route that most horror movies seem to love but I don’t like those. I think it’s an easy out that doesn’t add to the narrative. If you see those kind of transitions in For Love of Zombies it was truly as a last resort.
Better get back to the edit. Want to have all the video laid out in proper sequence before Ryan has to head on home. Will be blogging more often to keep everyone up to date on our latest project.