Quiet Before The Stormon May 9, 2011 at 8:57 pm
Alright, so far so good. It’s been over a week since the launch of www.finite-films.com. We’ve gotten some very nice feedback on the site, and it’s exciting to know that with its launch, Finite Films is a “real thing.”
After a big rush to get the site up and running, this past week has felt very quiet for the Finite Films team. We’re not scheduled to shoot the remainder of Stealing Time until the last week of May, and our first film, You Are Here, will have its premiere three weeks from now, on June 1.
So, for now, we’re trying to savor a bit of the quiet before the storm–because once June 1 hits, we’ll have our first set of constraints generated by the public, and then another set on July 1, and so on, and soon we’ll fondly look back on those two weeks in May when it felt like when we had nothing much to do.
Of course, there’s still work being done. Some lingering pre-production tasks for Stealing Time have to be sorted out. For one, we need to build a time machine. Which in involves figuring out what a time machine would even look like, and then somehow finding the elements to assemble it. The movie will actually be rather special effects heavy, and the multi-talented Michael Tucker is serving as our official VFX Supervisor on this project. We’ve been shooting various green screen test shots for the last couple weeks, making sure some of the trickier sequences I’ve envisioned for the film are actually possible. So far, the tests have been very promising.
Meanwhile, Ryan McDuffie is hard at work continuing to shoot and edit our Production Diaries each week. A new behind-the-scenes video diary will be released every Friday, and we’d love your input on what subjects they should cover. That’s why every week we’ll have a new poll in our sidebar where you can vote for a question you’d like us to answer in an upcoming Production Diary. Just sign in to the site using Facebook, Twitter, Google, or Yahoo! to gain access to the poll. And please email us with your own Production Dairy questions so we can put them up for a vote!
Alright, I think that’s all I have to say at the moment. Check back each Friday for a new Production Diary, and make sure you’re here on June 1 for the premiere of our first official Finite Films production, You Are Here. We’re extremely proud of it, and can’t wait to get it out there for you to see!