Friday 3 February 2012

Lamenting the end of a movie made well well we'll see

After a year of this and that of learning FinalCutPro, of learning how to set up and log&capture HD footage from my Canon A1S to the browers, set up bins, etc., etc. , two more of my docs are finally ready for the final stages of colour correction/sound corrections so that's what i'm learning now slowly (mind u in my opinion one never learns all that FCPro can do unless they are a full time, pro editor - the number of people who i've encountered who do it 'part time' and who know how to do it but not why it goes that way and in fact only know about what i know which is 'as long as it goes well then I know it' when it doesn't go well - carimba!!  'Lord help me Jesus!' (as ChrisK. says) I call out for my pro pals who work with it every day for help - i bless them every night and light a candle in church {that's a metaphore of course since my church days are very few and far between - which may be why it took so long for FCPro to sink in?)

There should be a FCPRo intervention workshop where,  like those loose fat or recovery ur life so called 'reality' shows,  u can weep on shoulders that cry out for weeping souls who don't get all .. that FCPro offers - those classes I think would be full!

Anyway, like all those hardy filmakers who like myself believe that to be a true 'film/video-maker' u have to learn all the aspects so that when there's no money or little money and few people who can or want to participate  (and in Canada that's often enough) in a project that's close to your heart, that needs to be done, that cries out for recognition, u have all the means at ur disposal ... 'cause the only one u really need to help u is urself.

I know that movie-making is a collaborative creative, art and skill, that one gathers the team together as a producer and all that but so often the driven film-maker just has to make that movie, driven like a junkie, so to speak, to get to the heart of a story and display that heart to fellow humans - that need after all is what real, genuine creative people suffer from and suffer they do unless they learn it all and paint away on that canvas and without heat, comfort or moola create what's in their heart and mind!

p.s. all the babble means that 2 docs are done ; 2 more to go.... and go they will - remember 'Best is All - All is Best.'  What's that saying from some trite holywoody movie, 'Set ur movie free if it comes back with cash, buy a case of beer and celebrate.' (not sure if i got that quote right??)

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