Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New Editing Bay Getting Close to Ready!

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.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Test Screening of "Don" at High Noon Saloon

The first test screening of Don Circles the Drain for the general public took place yesterday at the High Noon Saloon in Madison. Part of a Wisconsin filmmaker showcase sponsored by Living Storm Productions, our short was one of thirteen local movies to play. We're told it was a great turn out of between 60 to 80 in the audience.

Unfortunately, we couldn't attend. Executive Director Rick Richards was out of town and Robert was stuck having to move to a new home that weekend. Assistant Director, Nicholas Wootton did go and reported that the film was well received and got lots of laughs.