It feels as though alot has been happening as we move towards the release date. But it's all a bit nebulous at the moment, lots of ideas and plans but nothing I can really discuss at this point in time. Soon though...
One thing I'll mention though is that I was able to beg and plead with producers Antonia and Nick to let me crack open the sound mix of the film and do some more tweaking. If you have been reading this blog, you would know that the mix was a hard time for me as I'm pretty obsessed with the way things sound. It wasn't that I didn't have the right tech and /or people for the sound to be right, it was just our old friend TIME. Again.
I really felt as we finished the final mix before Xmas that I needed to watch the film in a cinema again and then have another day or two to do final tweaks. But due to our delivery schedule for the festival it just wasn't able to be like that.
But having been able to watch and listen to the film in a few different cinemas at the Adelaide Film Festival, I just had a growing list of niggling, horrible sound things that just bugged the hell out of me. They were not huge, and most people would never have noticed I guess, but to me they echoed in my head before, during and after each screening. The idea of locking the film down and these 'mistakes' being there for the rest of it's life really freaked me out. So I was very pleased when I got the green light to head back over to Adelaide and spend another two days tweaking all the things I wanted to, and quite a few other things as well. I feel really good about it all now.