Thursday, January 6, 2011


So we're scheduling a big gang commentary track for Day 2 this coming weekend. And I figure that somebody should actually watch the movie the whole way through before we do that. Right?
For me this is one of the most excruciating tasks while making a movie because every little mistake or error looks like a huge painful stab-me-in-the-eyes apallment. It's really hard for me to watch. (To which you can say: "Hard for you to watch?! How about us?!!" Ha!)
And of course I see mistakes like traffic in the background and other things which shouldn't exist in a post-apocalyptic world. There are a couple color-correction issues (especially in exposure where the close shots are stopped down a bit because the lens was wide open for the wide shots, if you know what I mean then you know what I mean.)
So far I have 6 out-and-out mistakes in Act 1. The exposure could be adjusted for dozens of shots, I don't know if/when we'll get to that. Only one of those big blatant errors is a picture mistake. The rest are all audio.
Oh, and if you're looking at my notes: "E.D." stands for "Extraneous Dialog." No. Really.


Kangas said...

Mistakes? Those are called artistic choices, man!

Andrew Bellware said...

Yeah, well that's what we're gonna say when we get audio or picture kicked back from the distributor, that's for sure.

Chance Shirley said...

"Extraneous Dialog." I hate when that happens!

Andrew Bellware said...

And it happens so freakin' often. Why? I have no idea. Sometimes it's because we have other dialog as a guide track and it doesn't get muted. Other times? I have no idea. Maybe we just like to pile up the dialog?