Saturday, June 14, 2008

Game Night exists


Nine months - that's right, I could have gotten pregnant and had a baby by now - after we shot Game Night, I finally saw the first two scenes put together today. I knew I chose Editor for a reason. So far it looks really good. Even the temp music is excellent.

So far I got some unexpected laughs. I had everything pretty set in my head, so seeing cuts I didn't expect was kind of cool. I laughed at things I wasn't expecting to laugh at because of the way they're cut.

For instance, there's a scene where Billy passes a gun to his girlfriend Valerie. That scene is in slow motion, and then it cuts to Sheila, who's watching the gun pass take place and I'm not sure what she was actually looking at, but the look on her face is hilarious. When you watch the footage straight through her facial expression at that moment is not even something you think about, but coming off that previous scene it keeps making me laugh every time I watch it.

So even though it took a million years, I'm really glad I had someone else edit my film because it's allowing me to see the way you can put a few shots together to really alter how you see the film.

Hopefully I'll have a rough cut in a week or so.

I'll tell you one thing about waiting this long to see your movie - it really makes you appreciate its awesomeness.


  1. Awesome Emily!

    What are the release plans? I would love to see the finished product when your ready.

    I'm not really clear on the life cycle of a movie short. Do you plan to submit it to festivals?


  2. When it's finished I'll have a screening party. Then I'll send it out to festivals - mostly smaller ones at first and then we'll see how it goes.

  3. Will you post it here for those who can't make it to the party?

  4. I can't post the whole thing, but I'll do a trailer at least.

  5. I'm thrilled and more than a little relieved to know this is working.

    And that's all I'll say.



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