Monday, July 13, 2009

GAH! Continual audio troubles!

Well, episode #15 is exporting now and will be up on youtube in about an hour. One day late - our first time. :(

We have had to do major re-recording of audio for the last 2 episodes and it's starting to piss me off, frankly. I don't know if the mic is faulty or what. And the headphone jack to the camera IS faulty so we can't even usually monitor sound. So we don't find out that the audio is messed up until after the shoot is over and the actors have gone home. Another thing that doesn't help, is LACK of CREW. If we had someone who could monitor sound and do nothing else, that would help. But as it is, the amazing VINCENT FERRIS operates the boom mic, moves lights, fetches missing props, gives the actors their marks, and does everything else we need, as he is frequently the only help we have. THANK YOU VINCENT. We have had other PAs on the set, even had a script supervisor for a couple of shoots, but, let's face it, attrition is very high in volunteer work. It's been 15 episodes now and 7 months, and people are drifting away. Luckily, the actors are still engaged. Although I worry about Amber. She was sick again this last shoot. I told her today to take it easy. I think she spreads herself rather thin with so many projects. But we are SO LUCKY to have her. :)

Anyway, today I rushed around town to get re-recording from Amber and Winston, who weren't available yesterday, so that is why we are posting a day late for the first time in 7 months. But the end product is good. Moving, funny, yep - it's got it all. I'm really proud of the script. I think the story is coming along nicely.

Don't ask about #16. YIKES!

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