i don’t think there really is any definable “end” to a film project, but certainly the moment you start exporting that final file makes for a good feeling. i’m sitting on the screened-in porch of my parents’ house right now as i wait for Compressor to do its thing. Dad is grilling some hamburgers with propane (and propane accessories). Mom is on a mission trip with the church youth group; i’ll rendezvous with them on Friday. the dogs are lounging in the back yard, no doubt wondering if they’ll get any of the beef they can faintly smell cooking. I’m trying to relax for the first time in a few days, but the agitation of hurry and coffee are still coarsing.
principal photography wrapped last night for Sleepwalking. i feel really good about everything. i haven’t looked at any dailies yet, but saw most everything over Dan Baker‘s shoulder, and it looked so much like it did in my head. it was such a great feeling to see these dreamy vision type ideas come out of my head, into Dan’s and the rest of the crew’s, and out onto the screen.
i don’t have time to do a full wrap up just now; the parabolos production core (john boggs, amanda gibson, jessica powers, and myself) are headed to Brother Juniper’s for breakfast. we’ll decompress a bit, i’m sure, but mainly we’ll eat delicious food and get our caffeine boost for the day before jessica and i head back to the house to clean up. we wrapped most everything last night, but there’s still a few things remaining.
this is the first production in a while that i kinda hate that it’s over. i had a lot of fun, learned a ton, and hope everyone else can say the same. more later…
GO YOU HUSKIES
man… what a week…
i’m really drained, but the good kind. i will sleep like a baby tonight! a baby that sleeps well… through the night for 8 hours or more… and then wakes up without crying and can fix french toast for itself.