Just for fun, I decided to try a time-lapse with my Canon SD1000 point-and-shoot camera.
I signed up with YouTube, and added most of my Warm Butter Film projects to the net. As an extra bonus, I even put up two of the scoring session videos I had filmed for John Ottman scoring sessions (X-Men 2 and Fantastic Four). Enjoy!
Saw Amanda earlier this week, and she got me (finally!) the cue sheets for X-Men 2, and so I was able to finally put the revised Scoring Session DVD to bed. It’s pretty much the same as the old release from 2003, but with 5.1 sound and the complete score in 5.1 (I also made a DVD-Audio seperately!)
Back in September, I shot about 80-minutes of footage from the scoring session to Tom & Jerry: The Karate Guard, the short-film that Michael Giacchino scored. It’s taken a while, but I finally got the whole thing edited down to a nice 10-minutes or so, added music (from the final recording), and even some snazzy retro titles. Hopefully everyone will enjoy it!
So yeah, yesterday my dinner plans got moved to tonight – and then were summarily cancelled. Bleh. Same with my afternoon plans, actually, and so the only thing I’ve really done in the past two days has been to see two friends for coffee. Aside from that, I’ve been super-productive, though! I burned two DVDs of home videos for the folks, which have been sitting on my computer since February. Then I finished writing the liner notes for a soundtrack …
Finally just hunkered down this weekend and finished up the Fantastic Four Scoring Session DVD I have been working on (on-and-off) all summer. Here’s the rundown: 16×9 Anamorphic Widescreen Video 25 minutes of “edited” music cues, in 5.1 Surround Sound 20 minutes (or so) of “behind the scenes” scoring session footage 90 minutes of the complete score in 5.1 Surround Sound Special hidden easter egg (in 5.1) Now I just need to make copies and give ’em to the musicmakers!
Took a little time this afternoon amidst all my website work to digitize the video from last night. The show is about an hour long, and I had to do a bit of audio work to pull up the sound and equalize things…. it’s still kinda dumpy, but hey – it works, and it’s 16×9 widescreen! With the simple menu I made (based on the website design) and chapter stops at every song, it’s a very nice concert bootleg! Maybe …
As a nice Easter Egg, the original DVD release of The Mummy had Jerry Goldsmith’s complete score – in 5.1 surround – sitting on the “Audio Features” menu. I dunno why, but I felt compelled to re-author the DVD and sync up the music to the film. So, I did. Turned out pretty well, too!
Scheller and Prescott came in today, and we started work on an untitled short-film, which we’re calling (for now) “Laundry Room”. It’s a suspense thriller, and most of the fear will be created through the visuals and the audio (in full 5.1). We borrowed the Glidecam V-16 from Edmunds, which had been sitting in a closet for 4 years untouched, and spent a few hours trying to figure it out. (There was no assembly manual!) In the end, we worked …
So I’ve had this damn 2-hour long (with commercials) documentary on my TiVo for over 2 years now. I hadn’t figured out a way to get it off, and put it onto DVD. So imagine my utter glee and surprise when a friend of mine found the Emmy Consideration DVD of the show!! My TiVo has just freed up 2 hours ot “Best Quality” space. Yay!!