Saturday, August 18, 2012

Ten-Minute Warning

After an all-nighter, Team Guts Guts Guts Guts is pleased to announce that we've finally cut our film down to the ten-minute mark. We've also settled on a title: "Clipped."

Working from just a 6 page script, we were a bit surprised when we learned our first cut was over 11:30. We then spent the first half of the night trimming two full minutes off of that in order to fit credits and a title. Remarkably, we did it all by just trimming--we didn't cut any original scenes out.

The rest of the night was dedicated to cleaning up audio clips and placing our soundtrack, recorded by Leopardactyl (Kirk + Rollie) earlier this week. I will now toot my own horn--I'm amazed how perfectly the songs fit into the scenes considering we sat down and recorded the music independent of watching the film for cues. Either we got really lucky, or it proves the film has really gotten into our psyche over the course of the project.

Regardless, our adventure is still not over. With less than 11 hours left before deadline, we still need to gather our mountain of paperwork and materials and get this sucker on its way to Philadelphia by 6pm. The DVD just finished burning and Wally is currently talking his sleep, so I'd better get my act together and head to FedEx/Kinkos.