Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dec. 9- Done

Wow. What a wild ride, this project was. I feel honored to have had such wonderful group members. We came together as ONE, baby! Couldn't have asked for a better team, or a greater experience in making this film. Jake still is the man. Give the guy an Oscar, or something.

Dec. 6- A Final Look

We had one final "pre-game" meeting. It's looking fantastic. Jake is the man. I'm excited to unleash this film upon the class tomorrow. They will be in for a major treat.
(Please forgive me for the late-ish post!)

Dec. 2- Editing Pary

Well, I wouldn't actually call it so much of an editing party, because Jake did most of that. We basically watched what he put together, and made a few suggestions. However, we did come up with some creative ways to ever-improve our film, and made a great remix on theories, ethics, and ideologies. It is comprehensive and very funny, if I say so myself.
(Apologies for the post being late!)

Nov. 30- Team

Further filming. We just about got that part out of the way. Hope so, at least. A few more hours tonight at various locales on-campus. Tiring, but surely exciting!
(I ask forgiveness for such a late post)

Nov. 29- Team

Today we began our filming. It was long, but went well overall.
We have good lines, a good script, a great producer, and fantastic actors.
All a work in progress, baby.
(I ask forgiveness for such a late post.)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The End

What a fun group this was... We all got along, did well on our stuff, contributed our parts, had a TON of fun... I'll miss it. I guess this is the last post to 2010BorderPatrol... It's going to be weird. If you ever need help or anything computer-wise or video-wise, feel free to hit me up... I'm a jack of all trades when it comes to computer stuff, so maybe I'll have a quick fix if you ever need it.

"I regret to announce — this is The End . . . I bid you all a very fond farewell."
     -Bilbo Baggins

"Good night, and good luck."
      -Edward Murrow

Monday, December 6, 2010

Goodnight and Good Luck

I almost can't believe it's all over. After literally hundreds of hours of work (a good chunk of that being Jake's) put the finishing touches on our video tonight. I'm SO excited for tomorrow and so grateful that I got such an awesome group. :) You have all been incredible to work with, and  I consider you all my friends. I'm just so thrilled!

Prepare to be....

Blown Away.


We just got done meeting (from 8:30-10:30) at the library. Our video has all the final touches and it will look stupendous tomorrow. Jake, as you can see, deserves an A+++ for all the incredible editing he did. He's also showing up a little early to make sure our video works.

Dear group,
You are the best group I think I've ever had, and I love you for it. Thanks for everything!


We met as a group on Thursday from about 6-11:30ish. We wrote an ethics/ideology/theory rap that you WILL enjoy. :)

workin again... final stretch... but a long one (cont.)

Alright, well, I laid down while the scene I was working on from 1:30pm or whenever to 12:30am was rendering, and kinda fell asleep... Got up, and now I'm lookin' at all the stuff I have left to do, realizing it's Monday, and thinking "Oh no, oh no" because if THAT 17 seconds took me 11 hours... and there's a 34 second clip, and two 6-8 second clips, what am I gonna do??


I wish... I need the rap video footage because somehow it didn't make it onto my laptop. That's a crucial part to our project. I don't know if I should even start this footage because it's not going to be done by when we wanted to finalize it. Especially since I don't have the rap. And no DVD menu or anything yet. That part **shouldn't** be too hard.

Perhaps I'm just depressed now, but who knows. Anyway, I'm going to contact you all and let you know the situation.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

workin again... final stretch... but a long one

Argh I wish I'd have awoken earlier!! Didn't start workin' again 'til about (I swear 1:30pm or so, but looking back at texts I think it really was) 3:00pm, but I had some other things to do during the afternoon. I've got everything finalized, except for the scenes without the FX added. Looks pretty good =] Anyway, yeah, only two more scenes after the one I'm currently working on (plus the song) and then we'll be good to go! Easier said than done, so I'm gonna get back to working on the fight. =]

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Rhett VS Rhett

Scene is DONE! It looks way sweet. Rhett debating with himself... Who'd've thought? Haha, anyway, I think only like 4 more "special FX" scenes and then I'll be done! (minus the song)

Worked from 1:15pm-3:00pm this afternoon.

Friday, December 3, 2010

workin workin...

K well decided to get one more done before tonight was over. It was a short one, but good. Got all McCarthy flipped and black & white, but still haven't done the Rhett VS Rhett. That's my next project for the morning. After that, I think I've only got like 4 more clips of "special FX" hahaha Woot! This is gonna be awesome guys! =]

Timeframe for this last clip: 10:00pm-10:58pm

workin' again

Well, I got let off work early, but forgot to post when I started, which was around 7:00pm. Hard at work, almost have another scene done. A fairly long one, so it could maybe count as two... haha =P Anyway, I'll add to this post when I'm done working again.

*edit* Done with the scene I've been working on since Thursday night at 9:45 tonight. Finally. 17 seconds. Argh. Haha but it looks way good =] Slowly adding things and it looks so BAD (in a good way)


Started work at about 1:30pm. Decided to start using the blog as a way to keep track of time. I will add an edit to this post when I have to go to work or quit working on the project for a bit. Ought to be interesting! Oh yeah, and we had a meeting from 6:00pm-11:45pm Thursday to wrap it all up. NOW it's really all on me haha

*edit* Finished at 3:30pm.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tuesday meeting

We met Tuesday filming from 8:30-11:30ish. Rock on.

(As you can tell, Jake has been busy, busy, busy editing.)

We are having a chicken party/ editing/ making final touches right now.

workin workin workin

During my creative arts class (9am-10am) I worked on adding collisions to a scene, to make it look a little more realistic. I'm not too good with creating, I'm more of a designer, so, I did what I could haha =]

Time working... (cont. 2)

Well, I took about an hour break... Then had to watch a movie for Creative Arts for two hours or so... but other than that, I've been steady goin'! Two scenes done... Plus most of the stuff put in the right order in iMovie... Only like 3 or 4 more to go! Then put the flashes in... Hopefully the team likes it. It's A LOT better than my last previews and tests... So I hope this work hasn't gone for nothing... Man, this has really been a long time editing and I'm kinda tired, but the show must go on! Gotta get this done... Honestly, it's been pretty fun and the time has flown. I didn't realize it was 4:30am until... well, 4:30am hahaha... I don't know whether I should keep going or get some sleep... When there's a deadline for a movie project it kinda worries me and I just wanna keep goin' and get it done, but I don't know... Plus, when you stay up so late, and go to bed, it's almost harder to get up, ya know? Anyway... Guess I'll see what happens when I get back from getting a drink. Freakin' excited!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Team Meeting 12/30

Yesterday we spent more than three hours filming...and we finished! I would explain more, but it's a surprise.  :) Jake is doing some really hard editing right now.

We'll meet tomorrow night!

Time working... (cont.)

Well, my dad was in town and had money so I didn't have to go home... Awesome! I started breaking down clips, importing more, and now I am editing in After Effects. Started around... 2:35pm.

Time working...

Alright, so, last night we filmed for another 3.5 hours approx. We finished up and now its all on me to put it together =] Excited!!

Started at 12:30pm converting files... Done.
Now moving stuff between my MacBook and PC...
After this I'll probably have to go home to pick up rent money... DOH >.<
But then, I'll be able to edit and get started on my fun! Muahahaha...
Probably get done transferring everything around... 2:15pm or so. Then I'll have a short break, then right back to work! Our movie is BOMB! =D

*edit* Time stamp is wrong. It's 1:52pm. Apparently our blog isn't set to Mountain Standard Time hahaha