Still Alive… Barely
Thu, 4 Jun 2009
Been dead on my feet the last few days with the flu which has been incredibly hindering considering the amount of things I’ve got to do at the moment.
Just dubbing another copy of our 48 Hours film to be sent to C4. The good people charged with producing the series requested an anamorphic copy of the film and it took the better part of a day and night to convert it from its original full-frame cut to a 16:9 version. It was orignally shot anamorphic, so you’d think this would be easy to do, but re-going through the files, it turns out I’d done so much strange tinkering to the edit during the 48 weekend, it took almost as long just to figure out what I had done. Gotta love the effects and fallout of a near sleepless weekend.
But anyway, techno mumbo jumbo aside, C4 will be running a 48 Hours TV series starting next week that will showcase some of the 48 Hours films from this year, which eventually runs the city winners and then the wildcards and then on the 20th of June, the national finals will be presented as an awards style ceremony, where I have no idea how that’ll go down, but if it’s anything like the Oscars or some kinda audience sit in awards type show, you can bet I’ll be wearing a top hat and monocle.
Also have to film an intro/interview style video tomorrow sometime with the good people making the TV series. Same good people from 2 Heads Production who filmed us last year and it’s something positive this week to look forward to, even though we’ve barely sorted out a location or confirmed who else can actually make it to the shoot.
Other things on the plate include moving my stuff in storage again as the good people who were looking after some of my things are themselves, moving; paperwork and some mail to send back that I really should have earlier, but was too sick to do anything about; some organising of things in prep for a friend’s birthday; sort out the planning of a filming job I just got handed for next week and various other bits and bobs I can’t even remember now but know I’ll recall at an inconvenient time.
Bitch. Bitch. Moan.