Yes, completely finished. Visual effects: check. Colour grading: check. Sound: check. Score: check.
Weird, weird feeling. Early last week I took the final finished film into a cinema and tested it all the way through. It was a great experience watching what we made out of nothing. A year ago we had a rough cut with no sound, score or effects. Two years ago Chronesthesia wasn’t even an idea in my head!
I have so much gratitude for the core team. Simeon, Kelly, Steve, Phil, Conor. We’ve got a new guy on, Tim Hope, who’s already been pulling strings all over town to get some sweet social media coverage going on. All the actors that came along for free and gave their time and talents, I hope you’re proud of the film when you finally see it. It’s a beauty.
The final delivery of the film has to be made to cinemas in the form of a DCP. This means Digital Cinema Package and is how films around the world go around the world to be played. A DCP consists of six files on a hard drive. Those six files include the picture file, the sound file, and four other weird files that projectors understand and I don’t.
Here’s a video of the crazy process of making it.
How interesting was that?
NERD STUFF is what it is. And I loved it. I especially loved that it worked. If it didn’t work, I’d be crying in a ball in the corner still. There were setbacks and emotional rollercoaster times, but we got there in the end.
So what now?
I’m blue. I’m down. I’m blurred. I don’t know what to do with my life. Chronesthesia is finished and I’m writing the third draft of a film we wanna shoot next. The premiere of Chronesthesia is in two and a half weeks, that’ll be an exciting and nerve-wracking time.
Stay tuned for the reviews and the premiere photos/vlog. The culmination of a lot of hard work is about to be released. We’re super proud of it.
More Behind the Scenes
Chronesthesia got into Shanghai! We first got the email in February, 2017. I was in the South Island on a voluntary tour of primary schools for a charity organisation called Duffy Books in Homes. “Congratulations!” it started. “Chronesthesia has been selected for the 20th Annual Shanghai International Film Festival.” In the body of the […]Read More ›
We got an international sales agent! How ridiculous is that? Chronesthesia is now being represented internationally by WPE, operating out of the United States of America, selling around the world. As many territories as possible, as much money as possible, getting seen as far and wide as possible. Hold up – what’s […]Read More ›
To play in cinemas Completing a feature film under the age of thirty. That made me feel pretty damn good. Sometimes I wake up and remember it, in the same way that you often wake up and remember it’s a Saturday, and I feel fuzzy. And warm. And inspired to do more. But […]Read More ›
PREMIERE! It’s been a long road and a lot of work. Chronesthesia played to a sold out cinema audience as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival on Friday 29th July 2016. The positive response and reviews we’ve been receiving have made every single minute of hard work on the film worth it. […]Read More ›