Thursday, May 19, 2011

Exporting Episode 3

In the other room, the laptop is exporting episode 3 of The Ruffians and I really couldn't be happier. I was worried about the light, but it looks great. I was worried how it would edit together, but it all came together. I was worried about the sound, but it sounds great.

This episode has some of my favorite moments so far:
  • Alexander switching from tortured soul to man-in-charge
  • The moment Ben softens
  • Sadie's unintelligible retort to her boyfriend
  • Tenika's final scene
This episode might also have my favorite soundtrack so far. I really had to resist using music from Battlestar Galactica (specifically Richard Gibbs' "Goodbye, Baby" from the miniseries' score). It would have been too recognizable to we nerds and would have been too on-the-nose.

It should be up in the next hour or so. Check here and if it's not up yet, check again later!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Rendering Episode 3

There's an on-going joke in the Fogg house that if one wants to know how long a shoot will take, take my estimate and multiply it by three. I don't like to admit it, mainly because I still think my estimates are achievable, but more times than not, this "joke" is really quite close to the truth.

We filmed most of episode 3 on the Monday and Tuesday before the Wednesday the tornadoes hit. That definitely set us back. Tonight we're going to complete the rest of the "car" scene and figure out our plan for filming the opening sequence. I was hoping to edit today, but I didn't count on the 7 hours of render time Final Cut would need to make my video files viewable. So maybe editing will begin tonight. Or tomorrow.