This update brings us to the close of November, the date we had planned to deliver the digital download of Monitor Gray. However, a few things have unfolded which will push this deadline into 2013, as follows:
- In the process of working through the edit, we found a number of instances where a neatly placed VFX shot really helps with the total look & feel of the film. While subtle, the result is continuity and professionalism.
- The recruit scene is more challenging than we had believed, requiring use of mats in addition to the green-screen backdrop.
- Joel has been doing extensive research into and interacting with experts in the industry. The more we learn the more we realize we don’t know.
This project was first and foremost our effort to produce a Hollywood level sci-fi short film. We remain 100% dedicated to this goal. What we did not understand, fully, was just how many people it does require, each with their own expertise, to produce something of that level — or the tenacity to learn new skills through time committed learning at the keyboard and mouse.
We are dedicated to quality before delivery, and although we have had to rally to some degree, we are confident we continue to move in the right direction, ultimately producing a fantastic short film.