Locked in the Office 02/24/2012
It's crunch time. My fine cut is due on Tuesday and I still have a lot to do before I will be able to the lock the picture. I decided that the best way to give my film the attention it deserves I will need to lock myself in the office until Monday morning. Aside from sleeping and eating, I will spend the majority of my time editing this weekend. Of course, with the exception of the Oscars :)
This week I had to make some difficult, but necessary changes to the film. I removed sections and reordered a few scenes. Now that I've moved a lot of stuff around, I need to go back and clean up the transitions and make sure it still flows as a whole. Right now it just feels like a big, jumbled mess.... yuck. Three major sections that I need to work on this weekend include; the opening scene, the disjointed pre/post coma scenes and then the ending of the film.
A couple of days ago I revisited Joe's Caring Bridge journal to stay inspired. Its helped a ton to re-read the material so that the story remains fresh. I've noticed that the film has evolved a ton since the beginning. Originally, it was a story about Joe, then it became a story about Joe and his girlfriend Amy... and now its definitely still inspired by Joe and Amy, but along with my actors, I've also been able to make it a story of its own.
Here is my journal where I can reflect on the creative process in the development and production of my senior film.