Thursday, August 27, 2015

Go with Premiere Pro Cc

Even thoe it's absaloutly crazy to spend $30 a month on renting a program people can no longer buy. I do need to get on with editing and so I'm stuck with Premiere Pro as Final Cut Pro was distroded by the soft ware company. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Editing

So I have Sony Vegas Pro 13 and its a fine program but it really doesn't work for editing film projects. If I needed to slam a news story together in under ten mins and meet goverment broadcast specs it would be fine. But all the high speed short cuts they did does work for editing films. 

I reallylikeFinal Cut Pro HD from ten years ago. I used it every day to edit films and now that program has been all messed up but reworking it as a next step for iMovie users. 

So the closest I can find is  Preimer Pro CC. The only problem is tge never ending cost as you can only get it as a rental. What to do?  

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Summer Project

Just working away on the editing and finding all the stuff I didn't get filmed. I may need to set up an other day of filming to get the missing stuff. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

On location

So I was on location for ten days filming The Summer Project with a great group of young actors. Things where a bit boy off the top but once the filming making clog wheels got turning all went well. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Filming starts soon

Down to 6 days until filming starts  am I ready for filming? No. I seam to be more stressed out than normal. Hopefully in the next few days I can sort out all the behind the lens problems. The list seams to be growing instead of shrinking as normal
Money is really tight with no way to no way to barrow  or sell off anything. Hopefully we revive more donations. If not that's okay I will do what I can with what we have to work with. 
It's been an eventfully year with switching to HD and nothing really working correctly.  The editing slash computer problems, the new HD camera seams to be a lemon. My freind Michael and I did a huge amount of research on hd camera and picked the best we could find but it has fallen short of reliability. Sony x160 looks good but it has allot of problems. Card slot a is still not working. I can't get it to record to an SXS card and the camera over heats and locks up. 
The computer Mac Mini running Windows and Sony Vegas Pro seams to be distorying the sorce footage with missing frames of video and audio. Good thing I may four back up copies of all the footage or there would be no hope of finishing anything. 
Anyways. Thanks for letting me bend your ear on my blog here. I'm sure everything will work out fine and the actors and parents will have very fawnd memories of working on the project as always. That's what I really try to work hard for. Just wish It got easier to Acheve each year instead of harder. Lol 


Sunday, July 12, 2015

New props

So I'm fixing up my old tent trailer that I purchased last fall for $300. I have the lift system fixed and replaced so It goes up and down. I ended up buying a scrap trailer for the parts. What a night mare fixing that

Anyways now I'm replacing the floor. It was made out of the waffler board crap and now it will be all new plywood with new linoleum flooring. 

I had to take all the interior furnature out and now it's time to start putting in the new stuff. 

The stuff I do to make sure the films look as good as possible and the actors as well. Lol. Please feel free to make a donation to The Simmer Project production. Every dollar counts. Www.sterlingproductions.ca

Friday, July 3, 2015

Prepping the van for paint

So I have been sanding for a few hours. I'm hoping to get the rest of the van painted by mid week. That will give the van about three weeks for the paint to harden and hopefully the actors won't chip the paint when we are filming The Summer Project. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

New Film Script

So I have been working away on the first draft of the new film script and I got it finished today. So now the rewrites starts. Hopefully I will have the script totally finshed for July 15 when I plan to send it out to the actors 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Still working away

Wow how time flies. I have the tent trailer for the summer project kind of working. It still needs work. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Working on the Summer Project

So the one big prop this year is the 1986 dodge Van. It has a cracked exust manifold. I have a bunch of spare ones but they were the wrong ones. I did find one on a spare engine so I retrieved it. There was one small problem there was a bolt that snapped off and it needed. To be removed

I welded a 1/2" nut to the broke off bolt then turned it out before it cooled. Now I'm all set to remove the old one and put in the revived one. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Van For the Summer Project

Purchased an 86 Dodge van last fall and I'm doing a bunch of repairs so we can use it for a prop in the Summer Project.  It will also duble as a production vehicle for cast and gear. 

The new hot tub time travel video

http://youtu.be/ba4jr8JVmvs

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fun times yesterday

Had allot of fun yesterday filming improve with Ricardo Jacob and Dimitri. Prirates hippys and Dinosaurs. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Good Luck With That

Filming is completed in Good Luck With That.  Just a few hindered hours of enditing to go. The hope is to have it ready for screening June 1st. 2015. 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sony Vegas Pro 13

I have been working with Sony Vegas Pro  13 for a few weeks now and it's so frustrating. It doesn't have the level of frame accuracy required to cut feature films. It must have been geared to quick edit news. I like my old Final Cut Pro 2005 I had for editing. It's really to bad that they made Final Cut into the next gen iMovie.  Can't aford monthly payments for ever on Permiere Pro.  I could go back to Avid at a huge cost. Any ideas anyone ?