It’s been quite a busy Fall so far. I got back from working the second National Youth Workers Convention for YS two weeks ago and now, as I write this, I’m on my way to Nashville for the third. Although the busyness has slowed the release of my monthly films, it hasn’t stopped production.
In regards to Film #9, I’m close to picture-lock and I’m getting started on the sound design and soundtrack. I’m still trying to balance the blending of film noir and kung-fu. The sequence that’s been giving me the most trouble has been a fist-fight that we shot. As it stands in editing, it doesn’t have the right rhythm and pacing yet. It lacks momentum. Other then that, the other main challenge is to find/create a soundtrack that can evoke both genres.
At the same time, I’ve also been working on Film #10. I have wanted to do a horror movie and more specifically, a zombie movie since I started this project and I decided that October would be the perfect month to dive into the horror genre (October being the month that this film was originally slated to be produced). Well, we shot it this last weekend and I’m seriously excited to get it put together and share it with you.
Finally, I’m starting into pre-production on Film #11. This month’s film is a sci-fi thriller based on story by my wife, Christina. It’s a story idea she passed by me before I even started 12 Films in 12 Months and I’m stoked to include it in the project.
Well, there you have it. That’s the current state of the remaining films for the year. I have six weeks exactly until the project is completed and I’m ready to kick into high gear and finish it well.