So much has been happening with Rock N Roll Mamas and I’ve been so busy, I haven’t been doing any blogging. Now I can breathe and catch up and let you all know about all the exciting things happening with the film.
As you know, I finished editing during the summer and then worked with a polish editor, Emily Von Gilbert, who helped tighten up the story and give it more pizazz (you’ll know it when you see it). After finishing work with her, I sent the film off to Rex Post here in Portland to get sound mixed and color corrected. For the non-filmmakers following this, sound mixing means cleaning up the sound and putting it on different tracks so a viewer can hear everything crisply and clearly. Color correction means changing the color of the film to fit certain standards.
In the case of Rock N Roll Mamas, since I started shooting the film in 2003 (with major breaks here and there) and ending in 2011, I shot on a standard definition camera all the way through. Color correction was very important to take the film up to television broadcast standards. Now, HD cameras are much more affordable and generally ubiquitous for independent documentary but when I started they were uber expensive and I wanted the video I was filming to look the same throughout since I was filming for so long. So standard def it was and is and frankly, I think it looks and sounds great now. Thank you Rex Post!
I am applying to festivals now and just picked up my DVD screeners from Rex to send off. I can’t tell you how relieved and emotional I get every single time I watch the screener. After working on this film for so long, it’s so gratifying to see it basically completed and looking and sounding great. I can’t wait for others to see it too.
I’ll be updating this blog a couple times a week now as I’ve got lots to fill you all in on. Would love to hear from you.
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