Hey everyone...sorry it's been a while since I've posted to the blog. I have been Bizzz-y! Between the day job, family time, and keeping up with orders for our existing products, it's tough to get time to hunker down and focus on the sequel.
But then I realized that as long as I was willing to give up sleep, I'd have enough hours to fit it all in.
We had a great article written about us in Portland's newspaper, and expect one in a few weeks in the Seattle PI.
The sequel's coming along, slower than I expected, but I'm really pleased with what I've got so far.
Last time, I had 6 hours of footage to work with. This time? 27. I'm being alot more deliberate about what shots I want to get. The scenes will be more varied. I've filmed a few scenes twice, after getting back to the office and deciding that they didn't look quite right.
I feel myself getting better at videography as I log more hours behind the camera. It's hard to train yourself to see how the camera sees. Cameras accentuate shadows. They see colors differently under different kinds of light. Learning to trust the camera's viewfinder, and not "your lyin' eyes" is a real challenge.
With about 95% of the filming done, I've moved on to editing. I've got about 5 out of 15 songs done, and have been focusing on some of the more difficult ones first. I should be able to finish up editing in the next two weeks, get it off to the factory, and ready to order in the beginning of November.
Thanks for all of your continued support along the way.