On New Years Eve, I drove to Los Feliz to pick up the media for Passing Harold Blumenthal's main title sequence. I'm working in New York next week and will be able to drop off the titles media in the process. In addition to the main titles, I needed a "fake" title sequence created for a TV program that one of the characters in the film watches. Both of these elements will be added into the film in visual effects stage of the online edit. When I drop off the new titles with Seth Ricart in NYC next week, he can integrate the media and do the monitor comps with the original media. The titles look terrific. Simple, clean, and with some subtle movement for added character. Aaron Nee and Alisa Placas Frutman at G.R.O.W. did a terrific job. Everything in terms of picture is on track to be completed within the next couple of months (perhaps sooner). That just leaves sound mix and music score. Noah and the MegaFauna have recorded new material and are finishing the mix in the next week or so. From there, we can pass off all audio work to our sound mixer/designer who is yet to be determined. Nailing down a sound design is another thing on my to-do list for my trip to New York.
After the sound and picture are polished, then we will output the final film and be ready to roll with festival screenings. Between now and then, most of the work to be done will be more producery in nature - meaning I will be doing more supervising and organizing than anything else. We also need to get the poster for the film done and put together an electronic press kit for all the festivals coming up over the next year. Somewhere in there will be a developed website as well. Lots to do, lots to think about. Lots of help needed!
With Blumenthal driving itself a little bit over the next couple months, I'll be able to start looking ahead a bit more and tackling my next project(s). Something tells me that a good portion of my days will still be mostly consumed by PHB. Hopefully, I can begin the weaning process soon. I'll be sure to check in from my NY trip next week once we start our color session.