Director’s Journal: Festivals Festivals Festivals

After about 5 hours last night and 3 hours last week, we have applied to around 14 festivals.  We identified a list of almost 50 festivals that seem worthwhile, and we will spend the next three to six months working with festivals to find a good match.  Talking about festivals like Cannes and Sundance gets us excited but conflicted.  What are the chances for our indie film to get noticed?  Whom do you have to know, how much is politics, […Read more »]

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Director’s Journal, Postproduction, Part 3

Looking forward

As we approach the end of the summer (nooooooooo!), I reflect back across the last three summers, and the long road that has been the making of Triumph67.  I have been in a working relationship with some wonderful people over the course of these last few years, and wouldn’t trade the experience for any amount of success.  There are so many challenges that we have hurdled up to this point, and everyone who has lasted this long is […Read more »]

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Director’s Journal: Postproduction, Part 2

The status of postproduction for Triumph67 has advanced to a place much closer to finishing by our self-imposed deadline of the end of the summer.  After working with Reid Kruger at Waterbury Music for an intense week pouring over every scene of the film, I have signed off on the score of the film, and am leaving him to mix it to perfection.  Reid is a master at dynamic piano playing and sprucing up a melody with a luscious symphony […Read more »]

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Director’s Journal: Scoring Triumph67

It is the last week of July, 2010.  One year ago we shot Triumph67, and now, I’m staring at the footage that has been seared into my brain and scrambling to finish the film in time for application deadlines for Sundance and Dubai.  I have been meeting with the talented and personable guy who is scoring the film, Reid Kruger, who operates out of his home studio, Waterbury Music.  Reid agreed to take on the job, and we have been […Read more »]

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Director’s Journal: Postproduction, Part 1

Postproduction.  What would it mean for Triumph67?

We wrapped production of Triumph67 in early August of 2009.  Immediately after production, the producers sat down and bludgeoned our way through numerous meetings on how to proceed into post-production.  The first question at hand was how we would approach finding the right editor.  The three of us producing at the time deliberated for several weeks to determine the best approach, often coming up against disagreement.  We eventually landed on an interview process in […Read more »]

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Rough Cut Done!

We set ourselves a deadline of the end of the year to get the rough cut edit done and even with various delays and extended timelines, we met our goal and finished the rough cut tonight! It feels great to reach this milestone, even though we are well aware that we still have a lot of work left with sound mixing, soundtrack and color correction before the film is ready to be screened. Wow! Excuse us while we pour a […Read more »]

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Editing has begun!

Dan and I (Jeremy) spent the past two days capturing all the Super8 film reels in HD video for the rough cut editing process. It took longer than expected as one projector went on the fritz and then we had some technical issues (a rolling-type shutter effect) for which we had to find a solution (and did). We finally got all the reels in digital form and started editing the rough cut of the film! It is really amazing to […Read more »]

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