I haven’t posted here in a while. That seems to always be the first thing I say huh? Maybe that’s why I haven’t posted. No, really, do you want to hear the reasons? Okay here goes…
First, I’ve been overwhelmed and daunted by the audio editing that needs to happen. Every time I dig in and start trying to get my head around even where to start or how to do it I run into a roadblock. Either I have a question I can’t find the answer to, or I just simply can’t figure out how to do something and I’m afraid of screwing it up in such a way that I have to start over…so I don’t even really start.
2nd, I have been working more on the score. It has to get done too, and I figured if I got it done and dropped it in everywhere it goes in the movie that would cut down on the sound errors from production that I have to fix. Seems legit.
…and I have made some good progress there. I got the guitar tracks done (I found they need some fixing in places but it’s not that big a problem), I just need to record the bass. I got the crack in my upright fixed. but that brings me to the…
Third thing. Recording the bass parts on the upright is daunting in itself. I’m not all that hot on the upright. I’m going to record it on my own alone in my room, at times that won’t disturb anyone (which are rare, as my free time always seems to be while someone is trying to sleep in the next room) …but that’s all okay. I can handle that stuff. It’ll get done.
IV. The people that I’ve been leaning on the help with other parts of the post production…well, either they can’t do it at all, or it’s way on the back burner. I get it. We’re all busy. And there’s no money, so it has to be back burner. But it still knocks the wind out of my sails when I am tired and it’s 11:30 on a week night, and I could dig in and start the next task and I look at the list of things to do and I see that I haven’t heard from the guy who is supposed to be working on the blah blah blah in almost a year, and then you know what? I’m going to bed. That’s what happens. or…
5. I get distracted by some other project. Freelance design (for money, so I gotta do that first right?), or I get all wrapped up fixing something on my car, or it’s some other project in the woodshop like these guitar pedals I’m working on, or the Fretless 4 string bass with a whammy bar I want to build and I have all the parts for (their in a bin under the shop table just waiting for me. calling to me…) or I start collecting comic books again, or I get all inspired to write new episodes of the web series I want to do next… you see what I mean? The distractions are endless. No, not distractions – inspirations. They are valid projects too. I just have tons of ideas and they all want to get done. Unfortunately I only have so much time, and more importantly, energy.
So I am thinking of starting a Kickstarter or IndieGoGo campaign to raise money to get the audio editing done professionally. Yes I tried this before, a couple of times. And it was a huge draw of that precious time and energy, and unfortunately was wildly unsuccessful. But this time I think I’ll have a better idea how to do it better and make it more successful.
But of course there are things that need to get done ahead of that even (like redesigning the website so it isn’t flash and works on mobile devices) so it gets pushed off and pushed off.
But rest assured people, this movie will get completed. It really is nearly there. There are a few people that can vouch for that because they have seen it. yeah, it needs some cleaning up and a few more touches, but it is already a watchable movie. I know that because I’m one of the people who has seen it.