Saturday, 30 August 2008

Done (For Now)

Here it is then. Still need to sort some bits out before I send it to festivals and stuff - the sound at the end is a bit shit, and it all needs to be properly compressed. We managed to get the show all set up the other day too, and it's looking pretty good projected in HD, but the colours have somehow become a bit washed out during the compression process which is a bit annoying. Like I say though, I'll sort it out over the next couple of weeks...

You can watch it bigger if you click through to vimeo, and it sounds much better through headphones.

5 from Retchy on Vimeo.

Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

More Sound

Spent a couple of days this week developing the sound and realising how much I need to work on it. A lot, that's how much. Still, made quite a bit of progress today as I chose to ignore all the annoyances of Logic Pro and just stopped moaning and got on with it.

5 - Rough Mix 2 from Retchy on Vimeo.

I'm going to have to spend the majority of my daylight hours in college working on the rest of the sound, and just do the final bit of animation in the evenings - I should have that finished by sunday...

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Very Rough Edit

I just spent the last couple of days putting this edit together, with some reeeeeaaally rough sound. I'm quite happy with it though, and I think I needed to do it to get away from my room for a bit and to see what does and doesn't work. I'm struggling a bit with the next part after the phone - I think I'm gonna keep the smell bit really brief and to the point, with the sound of a match striking and sparking up. I've started work on the taste section, with cakes and stuff, but I'm not sure about that either.

5 - Very Rough Edit from Retchy on Vimeo.

3 Weeks to go!

Friday, 1 August 2008


Here's another nearly finished shot. I've got a few other bits and pieces too, but haven't uploaded them yet. I'm quite liking this one, but I was a bit worried about how it would fit in with the rest of the film as it's comparatively quite visually rich.

Daisies! from Retchy on Vimeo.

So I put this together to see how the colour flows across the shots I've got so far. It's working, I think, but I'm a bit worried about the phone/cotton wool shot now, as it seems a bit too washed out and pale. I really want to go in and tweak it but I can't afford to spend ages on it at the moment - I've got more important things to worry about.