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September 2004

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Friday, September 24, 2004

Yo,

What's up, dogs? Well, this week I have accomplished several things, and not all of them are movie related. How about that for overcoming my one track mind? I finally got all of my new software installed (see previous diary entry for more details), and I am now in the process of going through the training DVD to learn all I can before I dive in feet first.

Jacquie has come up with at least 4 new ideas for movie trailers, so once I'm comfortable enough with the new toys, I will be creating some new Love & Plutonium trailers for your enjoyment. Then it's on to tweaking the movie for a release!

Jacquie and I met with Katie Held, our musical genius, on Thursday to watch the rough edit, not the rough cut (thank you Nate for your input on this matter). Katie, if you do not know, also composed the score for Arbor Daze. I can already tell she's going to have much more fun with this one!

Finally on a personal note, I had a cool gig today for Fox 47 in Lansing. I got to be the talent in several weather promos they are making. So if anyone is in the Lansing viewing area, stay tuned to Fox 47 to see my ugly mug polluting your airwaves soon. The promos should start airing in late October/early November.

Out,
Jeff
  

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Hello, treasured reader,

We in the Love & Plutonium offices had a busy and productive week. Most of the week was spent putting the finishing touches on the first rough edit, and then hooking up my new SVHS deck and dubbing a bunch of copies of the rough cut. (BTW, I'm going to use "rough edit" and "rough cut" interchangeably; I don't know which is the accepted industry standard so I will make up my own rules. I don't know, to me "rough edit" sounds more elegant, but "rough cut" is fewer syllables when spoken. E-mail me your thoughts on the usage. Thanks.) 

OK, where were we? Oh yes, the rough cut viewing. A few of us got together Friday night at Jebby's house to watch the 1 hour, 25 minute first version of the movie. It was pretty well-received, and some good comments were elicited from the viewers. It is now my job to attempt to work in as many of the suggestions as possible and that make sense, as well as working with Glenn Poorman and Katie Held to create a cool soundtrack.

After the L&P viewing, we then convened a meeting of the Bad Movie Society and proceeded to watch parts or all of Feeders, Blood Red Planet, Holla! If I Kill You and Vampires vs. Zombies. All terribly horrific and awful. Tell me again why Arbor Daze is still seeking distribution and this pabulum has it? As always the jibes and one-liners were flying fast and furious (also a pretty bad movie, I'm told) and we had a wonderful if awful time. Somehow I was selected to go home with Tom Servo, who is traditionally given to the person with the best line of the night. A dubious honor, to be sure. :)

My tasks for the coming week is to install all my new software (Adobe Video Collection 2.5 and Magic Bullet Suite and Editors) and try to crank out at least one new trailer. The teaser trailer is good but we need something new, agreed? Jacquie has come up with several outlines for new trailers, so I'll see what I can do. And then, in time, you shall too.

Until we meet again,
Jeff
  

 


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