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August 2004

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Sunday, August 29, 2004


Oh baby, this feels so good! The last 12 days have been spent working on the opening and closing credits sequences, and today, I am happy to report that they are done. And, of course, this means that the first rough edit of all the scenes is done! The credits sequences look quite good, and I'm really geeked to show this to some people. Jacquie assisted mightily in creating the very energetic and kinetic opening sequence. You'll laugh and cry, but I made sure that it's not so funny that you pee your pants. I did that in case any of you ever watch the movie in my house; obviously I don't want you peeing on my couch. Reasonable, right?

So, what's next? Well, the current total running time is a little over 1 hour, 26 minutes. Now I'm going to go methodically through each scene, cutting some unnecessary exposition and tweaking some cuts and audio. I expect the final product will be somewhere between 1:20 and 1:25 in length. Then I'll put all the scenes together into the big rough edit and apply transitions between the scenes where necessary. Once that's done, I'll toss it onto a tape and bring the producers, soundtrack musicians and a few other people together to view the first cut. We'll take notes, make comments and then I'll go back and fix whatever might be broken. We'll also begin meeting in earnest with our musicians, because that's pretty much all that will be left to do at that point.

Are you excited? Dangit, I sure am! The site probably won't be updated as often for a couple of months, but hang in there. When there is big news, it will be here. Hang tight, everyone. The premiere of Love & Plutonium is getting finally getting close enough to be seen from a very small telescope!


Tuesday, August 17, 2004


I know it's only been 2 days since I posted, but I'm trying to make up for lost time here! I've spent the last three days working on the big climax scene in the Secret Hideout Bar, and I'm proud to announce that IT IS DONE! Eight minutes and 44 seconds of sheer action, suspense and romance. It was a long process, but actually it was easier to piece together than I was expecting. I hope you will love it! So, that brings us to a solid 1 hour and 20 minutes of a movie. Now I just need to punch out the opening and closing credit sequences and we've got a rough cut! By the way, you can check out a few new frame grabs on the Photos page.

I'm off to celebrate and stuff,

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Holy crap,

It's the middle of August already? Geez. Just a year ago we were making plans to actually shoot this movie. And now I'm finally almost done editing it? Man, nobody told me making a movie takes this long. I thought there was more to movie "magic" than just actual hard work. Man, Hollywood sucks!

OK, we're done with that strange tangent. Yes, it's been over 3 weeks since I last posted, so here are my excuses (in no particular order):

1) Wedding planning. Getting married is apparently even more difficult than making a movie, if you can believe it.

2) The band. We've had some high profile gigs lately, plus we are writing and recording our debut album. We're hoping to release it sometime around Halloween.

3) The new job. Who says working from your own home is a cool thing? It's really not that cool. You know why? Because even when you're at home, YOU'RE AT THE OFFICE! There's always work begging to be done. Damn you, work, damn you!

So anyway, when last I spoke with you, I think I was at about 1 hour, 11 minutes of footage. Well, that's about where I'm still at. But I'm working at reviewing and laying out everything for the huge (8 minute) climax scene in the bar. Once that's done, it's all over but the credits and the music. So I'm going to bid you farewell right now, abruptly, so I can spend my rare free afternoon working on that very scene. Don't bother me today, no e-mails, no calls. Although if you want to bring some food over, I wouldn't and couldn't say no to that.

Thanks for listening and still caring about this movie,


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