Thursday, 6 June 2013

Project Updates

So there's been a slight issue with project updates, in that anything I post as an update to the Sponsume project page is supposed to be automatically emailed to backers. But! It doesn't seem to be working. In fact, I'm now not sure it ever did... Sorry about that! I just assumed you were all nodding silently, and thinking deeply about each update.

You can see the updates on the project page here, so you can catch up on them all. I've copied and pasted the latest one below, just so you can see it right now:

Hello again!

Been a bit quiet for a while, as there hasn't been much to report, but now things are moving along quickly, and I am happy to say that we have a picture lock! That's a fancy way of saying the edit is done.

But hold your horses, that doesn't mean it's finished yet. We still need to do the sound, visual effects (there are some complex effects that need to be decided on, then figured out, then done), music, grading (colour adjusting) and some other technical thingies that *have* been explained to me, but if I tried to remember them and tell you it would just embarrass us all.

The important thing is that the edit is locked, because none of those things could be done until after that, so now things can move forward much more quickly. One of many reasons why the edit is so important. I'm happy with it, and it's looking great. More news as it happens!

One more quick thing - please do check your name on the Backers page on our website here - some of you get credits on the short, so we want to make sure we've got your names right! And some of you might want another name credited, so please let us know if that's the case.

As soon as the film is fully finished, it'll go online as a private video with a password, which will be sent to specific backers at or above the appropriate level. You'll be able to watch it online, but not download it *yet* - after the film has done the festival rounds, you'll be sent download links so you can keep the film. When we have extras, we'll do the same for those, and give you early access to them. Later, it'll go online for everyone, but not for a while, so you'll have it before most people even see it. As always, I'll keep you updated. Onwards!

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Editing complete

Our lovely backers should have just got an email with a project update, so go and have a look. The short version is: we have completed editing! Now for the sound, visual effects, music, and grading. Lots of exciting things still to happen, but now the edit is complete, they can all start happening at once.

There'll be another update soon, with a photo, so keep an eye out for that. Once you've seen the film itself (see update for details) then the rest of the packages will start going out - for backers who chose script options, we don't want to send you the script before you've seen the film, as it'll spoil the surprise!

Thank you again for your patience, it'll be worth the wait. Watch this space...

Update to the update (not the planned update, this is a new update *before* that update): Looks like the emails haven't gone out yet, apparently project updates are automatically emailed to all backers, but something must have got stuck. It's on the project page itself, go here and click on Updates - and if you weren't sent *any* emails, you can read the previous updates too. The word "update" has now lost all meaning.