Just wanted to update everyone on our progress ~ we've been working with Jaynee Thorne, a veteran of Hollywood post production coloring. Initially she thought it would take two weeks. Well, that turned into two months...
You can check out her work here:
Jaynee has added nuance and texture to every scene as well as fixing exposure and other issues that always arise in production.
The results are extraordinary, and I've included four scenes before and after.
(click on images below)
Visual Effects Completed!
Well, we finally completed all the visual effects and clean-up. Quite a process, taking almost four months. The clean-up, which I'll share here is rather straight forward. You see an object that shouldn't be there. Then remove it.
Adding visual effects to enhance a scene was quite an involved process. In all, we had 41 clips that had to be rendered with these two techniques.
Sure, everyone walks around with a wireless transmitter, besides cellphones. Several scenes where we didn't anticipate the actor to turn:
And the clean up:
Each shot had to be rendered frame by frame and then the required digital effects applied. A shout out to Ryan "Spike" Dauner and his visual effects team for their excellent work.
So now we're on the final part of post production: Color and sound. Almost there!
Logo for Blood Pledge
It's been a while!
We've been working on post which has consumed all our time. Yikes, it's extraordinary what is required for every facet of this film - credits, logo, sound, FX, and the list goes on...
Well, we have our logo. It looked like this:
Blah... So, I had to shorten it to be under 8 seconds. Apparently, unless you're a major studio, you don't get to a have 30 second logo. Here's the final:
The Latest on Post-Production…
It’s been a while ~ 3 months in fact! Just wanted to let you know what’s been happening from our end…
- We’ve been working with Gib, our editor to finish the edit and we’re pretty darn close. Covid really impacted us as we couldn’t meet to discuss the final edit. Zoom just doesn’t cut it (no pun there). Really have to sit down with the editor – but since this wasn’t a possibility, the process took much longer.
- We have a colorist who has agreed to do the most crucial scenes we need “timed” – the transition from day to night.
- We also have a composer who we really like and has agreed to work within our budget.
With the completion of the above, we should have a finished film by this summer. When we get these people on board we’ll let you know who they are!
Thanks for your support and patience.
Judy, Janet and Dan
Weekend with Bernard…
Gotta love Photoshop.
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Our Indiegogo Crowdfunding is live!
We've launched a campaign fundraiser to finish Blood Pledge. Check it out at Indiegogo:
Check out the poster!
Here's the final version!
Not too much of a change, just the fonts...