[STILL] Post-Production Begins

First things first, at about 11:30 p.m., which was approximately 15 and a half hours into our shoot, we somehow managed to come up with a name to replace the sort-of-awful THE HUMAN STATUE.  So, from here on out, I’ll be referring to this little creative endeavor as STILL, which we thought was pretty clever since it’s a series of stills, and it’s about a human statue who must remain, you know, still.  That was the logic when we were all about to drop, but I think it holds up now, too.

As for where things are now, a couple of weeks ago I finished sorting through all the images from our shoot, doing a broad “edit” of the shots I thought I might want to use for the film. We ended up with close to 1200 images, and I sorted them into scene- and content-related categories.

I got the proofs for about half the scenes yesterday, so this morning I set to narrowing them down the shots that will actually go into the film along with the order.

Here’s that process:

  • Write image number corresponding to file names on backs of photos.
  • Lay all photos face up.
  • Freak out a little because you have no idea where to begin.
  • Remember you have storyboards; get them.
  • Remember you have a shooting script; get that, too.
  • Use storyboards and script to pick and order photos into what will someday be a scene.
  • Flip photos over & write down the numbers so you know which ones to use later.
  • Celebrate!
  • Remember there are still many scenes more to go.
  • Sigh.
  • Get back to work. (Or write a blog post instead.)

So that’s how the next couple weeks of my life will go.

Despite the still-long road ahead, it is pretty exciting to see it starting to come together into something that might someday resemble a film.

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Posted on August 6, 2011, in short films, Still (The Human Statue) and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Hey Ditty! Looking forward to see this project develop! When the concept was explained to me I was a little confused. “You mean, still photos?” But it’s clear that you had some solid vision, a great cast and a talented photographer. :-) Keep taking ground!

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