Updated: Jul 12, 2021
I started post production on In Memoriam this week and while I'm excited to start the process, all the feelings come in to play - fear, anxiety, adrenaline and everything before, after & in between.
What I don't always think people understand is how much an independent filmmaker goes through to even get to this point in the process. For every one concept/story that I'm able to create and produce, there are countless others hanging in the background and in various stages of development - my mind really doesn't stop.
So, to actually take the time to focus on a particular story AND commit to the process of filming it, requires a lot of forward thinking to know that I can actually complete it once filmed. Can I achieve the look and feel that I had originally created in my mind? Will I be able to deliver on the effects that are needed to illustrate what's happening? Most importantly - will the visuals, sound and effects come through so the audience truly FEELS what my characters are feeling from moment to moment in the story?
All of this weighs heavily as I construct the story in post. Wish me luck!
Oh, and if you're wondering, I'm using Davinci Resolve 17 for my post process this time around. A good amount of my down time in late 2020 & early 2021 was spent learning this new software. So far, I'm really impressed with what it can do and what it is doing for my workflow - it's very intuitive and very efficient!