We started out on this project to be producers who were open and transparent in our dealings with all. And that has continued to be our guiding star. There’s something about integrity and honesty which affects the atmosphere of the whole team. We’ve also looked for cast and crew who were not only talented but who believed in the story and wanted to be part of it.
October 24, 2009 by mikeriddell
This week has been a difficult one in which we’ve engaged some of the darker aspects of the industry. It’s been a challenge to maintain equilibrium and stick to our principles as we were caught up in some issues not of our making. But all credit to the main players who have found a way to get through in the interests of getting the film made.
Yesterday we looked at the camera test images for the Sony EX1 (night shooting, close-ups, depth of field etc) on the big screen, and were delighted to confirm that the data levels were within the ranges necessary for effective post production, and for printing to 35mm at the end of it all. Plus, it looked pretty damned good.
Of course it helps to have a DOP who knows how to play the instrument!
A great deal of buzz for me personally yesterday as we had our first HODs meeting up at the office, and there was the sense of a team on a mission. Everyone there was making some sort of sacrifice to be part of the film, but bringing their professionalism to it.
So. Official pre-production begins Tuesday. Here we go…