The post-production for Evangelist has proven to be a long process. We had many various pick up shots to shoot after initial production, all of which required combining schedules of our director, Ren, producers, actors, and location contacts. Needless to say, matching schedules with all of those individuals involved can be difficult and time consuming, especially when all of those involved work full time jobs outside of film ventures.
We've finally shot a majority of necessary
pick up shots and location shoot requirements, enough so that our
director presented an excellent rough cut of our short film Evangelist
just before the holidays.
I was able to see footage presented within a narrative edit for the first time.
rough cut consists of basically presenting the main master shots,
edited chronologically to tell the story from beginning to end. The
rough cut is void of creative editing, close-ups, final musical score
(instead using a temp track), etc.
Having seen it now, I must say that it exceeded my expectations.
footage looks excellent! VERY professional. Micro budget indies
always suffer from lack of production value on the screen, primarily
when it comes to quality footage, cinematography, lighting, etc. That
is not the case with Evangelist.
We put almost every dollar
raised into picture quality (Shooting on the coveted Red HD camera),
cinematography, lighting, etc. And it really does show, even in this
Ren will continue to cut the film through early 2014.
We made the decision to not rush a rough cut into the festival circuit
deadlines of November or December 2013. It wouldn't serve the purpose
we set out to accomplish; Offering ourselves and our fellow backers the
best possible film we could offer.
Filmmaking is a long and
arduous process, especially considering the fact that we're doing this
on the side, along with full time careers outside of filmmaking.
has been working really hard and his output will grow even more as he
really begins the process of taking this rough cut and spicing it up
with creative editing, angles, inserts, etc. It's a lot of footage to
go through and it's a very detail oriented task to say the least.
we're still in the process of editing the film and since we'll not be
submitting the film to festivals until later in the year, the backer
awards will obviously be delayed from the initial January deadline.
We have to edit, score, and sound sync the film. And we're taking the time to do it right.
is currently constructing a trailer for everyone in the meantime, just
to wet your appetite! Something that will give you a taste of what
we've accomplished thus far. We hope to release the trailer
mid-January, which is just a couple of weeks from now.
you all for your support! We just wanted to let all of our friends and
backers know that we've been working hard to make Evangelist the best
it can be. Ren has this film primarily on his shoulders now as the
director, editor, etc. Producers Tom Dunn and I are there in support.
keep you updated and expect to receive the first official Evangelist
trailer (utilizing actual footage from the film) mid-January or so.
Thanks so much again! Happy New Year to all!