So we are in the middle of post production with two films. One, Ringside Rosary, is nearly complete and is in the final stages of sound design. A grueling process but actually a lot of fun. My education gave me more experience with sound editing than film, and my video (or film) editing skills were mostly grown out of private practice or jobs. Having done my senior communications thesis on sound recording, mixing and recording a band in a studio I had built, I find much of this to be a comfortable place to be. Not that I am a master by any means.
Most recently I have been adding in music and trying to settle on exactly what we want. We are very excited about the musicians involved, not just because they are talented but because for the first time the level of quality in the musical recording is higher than that of past projects. This is partially due to work done by my cousin, Joe Ferris, and operator of TrAshville Studios, Duncon "disco" Hardee. We hope some of Disco's music will be availible for the public soon. My cousin is a music producer that recently has made a switch from metal and rock to orchestra scoring. Like many other musicians he has invested I'm a new bed of orchestra sampling that makes your average garage rocker into Hans Zimmer. Most of his work I suspect will go into our second film, Corners, also now in.post production.
I know that in coming months many people will aNy to talk about or release info about Corners, unfortunately it will be some time till thqt occurs. To those waiting, please be patient, and remember we are a small company made up of a hand full of people so the process is a little more grueling for us. And in the meantime, Ringside Rosary will be out soon enough. Honestly, I think the people who were invovled in making Ringside will be pleasently surprised, but my anxious desire to see the traction of strangers keeps me up at night. This is going to be a very entertaining one, That is sure to impress beyond the impression created by seeing a well made action/ tragedy feature for less than ten thousand dollars. It us filled with interesting shots, wardrobe, locations, charectors, and I think I have found one area where Down Poor shines where others have glistened: special features.
Our films are taking a long time because we are packing in more on our dvd than most, at a higher quality than most, and we do it with fewer people than most companies. I am excited to begin playing with burning out our first blue ray discs sometime in the next month it so.
Things are tense. A small company with big dreams, and we are still just normal people making normal mistakes and living out semi-normal lives.
We are all friends and work together. Right now things for the company could explode for the good over night, or we could be chisling away at the tip of a life long iceburg. Either way we are living to chose as artists possing as businessmen (and woman) ... That are businessmen (or woman) loading as artists.... We are Down Poor Pictures for a living, and life style. Hard to explain. But I am excited and foresee nothing but happiness and success when the chaos clears. Cleaning my house and the office, editing, painting and writing again... Productivity is up.
On a personal note I cut my fingers up some at night on a bottle that broke, I have been sleeping well... Had a spell with the night terrors dieting filming and even did some kind of mid sleep flying body act off a couch in NY that concluded with me landing on my neck and head. Generally cleaning house, and very happy the people I care about continue to care about me.