Man, I thought I had this movie pretty much 70% cut. I thought I’d do the last of the interviews and then just slot a few bits in that I needed. But there was so much amazing material from today’s interview with Captain Joe. I was literally editing the movie in my head as he answered my questions. And I thought I’d have the first cut of the movie done by the end of this week… We’ll see.
So I stayed up until five in the morning this time. In my defence, I hadn’t touched Final Cut Express all day. It was my first free Saturday for a month and regrettably I had to see friends or whatever. Although, a trip to Ikea scored me a couple of eye height lamps (£10 – bargain!) that are going to do wonders with regards to lighting. My camera is really quite gash in low light. Actually, my camera is just really quite gash in general.
So in the three hours I had with FCE, I made a start on the ending seqeunce – Ben Folds, you sure can make some catchy ending sequence music. I’ve not actually got much left to do. After I take care of a few interviews, the finished product won’t be far away.
I so very nearly was convinced to show a preview to some curious folk. I must stay strong. It will be best for everyone if we all just wait until it’s done.
Indeed, Thomas’ absolutely vile abuse of his Mango blogging privileges has brought me out of my film-making trance and forced me to post something just so that a frakking advertisement will no longer be the top story on the front page.*
Things that I’ve been doing in the past week include: editing video.
Things that I’ve been neglecting in the past week include: blogging, checking my RSS feeds, interacting with other humans, taking interest in the world, eating at regular times, sleeping at normal times, peeing and taking dumps.
Since coming back from Ayrshire (YES) I have regained what’s left of my life only to throw it away again in favour of Final Cut Express. I am now in fact ass deep in editing my first ever documentary – 26 minutes deep to be slightly more precise. Video editing currently defines my spare time. It will be the first thing I do when I get back from hospital and the last thing I do before i go to sleep. At four in the morning.
So anyway… I always try my best not to talk about myself on here. Fail. What I intend to do is to keep an infrequent production diary from now on right here on the Mango. Hopefully you’ll hear from me soon. For my sake mostly.
The Bay Tree’s cinnamon scones are in fact the best in the UK according to the BMW Good Food Ride. Does the Good Food Ride actually have a category specifically for cinnamon scones? Who knows. Unfortunately, UK’s best cinnamon scones were sold out (naturally), so we had to settle for other baked goods that I assumed were not the UK’s best. They were still pretty good though.
We really liked The Bay Tree. It actually wasn’t expensive and served very good quality food and drink. I certainly enjoyed my non-UK’s best wheaten date scone. Here’s your video review…