The edit continues on the Disney-funded project for the National Science Teachers Association. The planning stage started back in March for this gig. The goal was to create four educational videos on the Next Generation Science Standards. The bulk of the shoot occurred in the classroom in May. Then over the next several months, scripts were revised, more b-roll was filmed and/or located, narration was added and recorded, and test edits put together.
Voice actor Colin Cameron was brought in to do the narration. Voice-over test clip...
We now have two of the four videos completed and the final pair are underway in the editing stage. The end is near.
Attending the Film Wisconsin/Madison Media Institute Boot Camp this weekend in Milwaukee--a two-day training and informational seminar whose goal is to help develop a qualified film and video workforce in the state of Wisconsin. Pictured is Jim Logan of Logan Productions with his crane and Red Dragon.
We had a small test screening tonight for Don Circles the Drain. It was held in Madison at the monthly meeting of the Wisconsin Screenwriter's Forum. In attendance representing the film were Rick, Robert, and Colin.
A few days ago, we were part of a team that filmed an episode of The Kitchen Krewe, a cooking show geared towards kids. Sponsored by a grant form Willy Street Co-op, the show will begin airing on Madison's WYOU TV in October.
Seven and a half months ago, following the fire in our complex, we took a lease on a new place. It was available to us because the previous tenant vacated early. Looking forward to a long-term situation, we were ready to get settled and pump up our production of films and commercial projects. The first thing on the agenda was to finish Don Circles the Drain, which we did. Things were going well. Unfortunately, the lease renewal came due this past August 1st and to our surprise, the landlord decided to rent to family members instead.
So for the second time in less than a year, we were forced to pack up everything and find a new location to call home. It's not easy sometimes, but it helps to remember the adage--"everything happens for a reason"--even when it really pisses you off.
We're now in our new location, and we like it better than anything we've ever had before! Might put some sound dampening on the walls and add a few tweaks here and there, but the editing bay is close to being ready. Got other films to finish and jobs to complete.