I just finished a second rough cut of the movie to test at Poudre High School Cinema Club tomorrow (I’m not a member of Cinema Club–one of the downsides of making a movie is that you have no time to watch other movies).
This cut is significant in that it plays all the way through and is mostly coherent. It clocks in at 78 minutes and also contains a significant amount of ADR and even some finalized picture/sound mixes. My hope is that by this time next week I’ll have the final cut done and locked.
In other news, I appear to have survived my entire K-12 education with only minor bruises. Although school isn’t technically done for us seniors for another ten days and we don’t graduate until the 27th, it might as well be done right now. I’ve reached that magic end-of-the-year threshold where all the major assignments are turned in, the tests are done, and the teachers are beginning to once again come to terms with the fact that there is nothing in this world more difficult than getting 40 high school seniors to read Sartre in mid May.
This is especially good for me, because I feel less like the movie’s eating me and more like it’s just kind of chewing on my leg.
But none of this changes the fact that I feel absolutely exhausted. I swear I was editing tonight and my body took leave of my mind to force me out of my chair and into my bed to take a nap (one of the disadvantages of editing in your bedroom is the constant siren call is begins to emit at about 1:00 A.M.).
You know what I’m going to do this summer? Nothing. Absolutely NOTHING. Maybe I’ll read a book. But that’s it.