Been a long slog of an autumn for IWW.
We had not one, but two hard drives fail (the second was supposed to replace the first). Luckily, we had back-ups, but it was still a scare. It's taken the past month to get the replacements and then get the back-ups copied onto new drives. Sounds easy, time gets gobbled up fast when you're dealing with nearly 4TB of data, back-ups that are far offsite, people with busy day-jobs and a bank account unable to pay overnight rush shipping fees (hey, this ain't Hollywood).
Luckily that is all (mostly) behind us now. Big thanks to Alex for his work in keeping the back-ups safe and copying to the new drives.
The next big milestone is the assembly edit -- basically a very very rough edit of what we have to see what we need to still shoot and re-shoot.
Before we do this though, we need to get our whole post-production digital workflow planned out.
So, we're currently discussing the post-production workflow with a number of our mentors and consultants, since we want to get it right the first time and not make decisions that hurt us down the road. In fact, if you know anyone who is a post-production supervisor/guru, please get in touch. Now's the time for us to get this input and figure out the optimal roadmap.
How long will post-production last, you ask?
Well, we expect to have a finished fine cut no sooner than end of summer 2010.
Got a long way to go on this little movie.