Yet another.. this one we got to get a little more creative then the norm on but still had severe financial limitations and some of our more extravagant ideas got shot down by the artist.
Though I was the editor there are a few cuts I am not thrilled with. Apparently the clients came in and "tinkered" with the final cut before color. I have also heard since they got the final they ran it through some over the counter video editing system with cheesy FX because they wanted to make it more "cartoony" but we have not seen that version and I am pleased enough with this one. At any rate.. enjoy, comments welcome.
Shot in one 14 hour day, a single location, 1 HPX500. 2 ton grip truck, skeleton crew.. set backs such as the rental company saying, "Oh.. you needed the green screen? Oh, we rented it out yesterday, we will have to track down another one for you" and similar scenarios lead to some wasted time. She wanted comic book and 80's on a shoe string, she got this. Then the client (as is the case with ALL "low budget" clients it seems) wanted more done in post.. and more.. and more... finally we had to say, "No sorry, without more money that is all we can do" and as it stands there is still an outstanding bill.
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11-12-2008 05:50 PMLuck is when opportunity meets preperation. -Robert Evans
11-13-2008 02:26 AM
Well done! The pace of the edit for that song was spot on, the only thing I didnt like was a few scenes that I felt were over lit and kind of made them look a bit more video looking.
There were some shots however that were softly lit and looked awsome. But I guess if she was going for some colourful cartoony look then thats the way it had to be.
Nicely done Tizzy, hope you paid soon.
11-16-2008 12:46 PM
Well I think you did a pretty darn good job on a tight budget and can relate to your statement. Im glad to hear you put a stop to it. I allow for only one change session, these things can drag on forever.
I hope at least you got a 50% upfront? And I simply wouldnt deliver without the balance.SDC Productions Gold Coast Aust. http://sdcproductions.com.au
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11-18-2008 09:30 AM
I can tell you there was more then 50% received and I never deliver without receiving my full amount (not since one such incident) but this was not my project. I was brought in as editor and I did not hand over the cut, someone else did. I was paid my full amount so I really have no qualms.
I would agree wit the lighting comment, but honestly they kept fighting to make it look more and more video like. In fact I had to put my foot down in post, they wanted one of those cheesy "video lines across the screen" plug ins applied to the entire video. They believed it gave it a "video" look, I came up with the cartoony color effect in response which they liked but I believe after receiving the master they captured it into some cheesy over the counter editor and applied the video lines anyway. Oh well, at least we got to do something outside the norm.
Thanks for the love guys.
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G.P.Guest10-28-2009 05:14 AM
I always hate clients like that, why hire professionals if you're going to end up messing up everything you paid them to do anyway? I have had a ton of great stuff changed because the people paying the bills wanted his/her say instead of letting the guy being hired to do his job.
11-23-2009 01:50 PM
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