Some General Time Goalposts and Update

Posted: May 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: production | 4 Comments »

So here we are, getting towards the end of May. People are being polite but the questions are increasing. Here we go with details:

First of all, I have passed 800 pre-orders. That’s pretty amazing. Many bought it as part of the VEZZASPELL period, when you were getting a discount but had no idea what was coming out at the end. A lot of those folks are probably unsurprised that deadlines have slipped. Similarly, people who are buying after the deadline slipped are also showing nice faith. This is all very much appreciated.

As I’ve mentioned here and there, the documentary starts in one direction, then lets you go in multiple other directions. I want each direction to be full and complete, and not just a thin bunch of footage for you to then jump back and see other stuff, forgetting it. That does take a bit of time. All told, my estimate is that it’ll be roughly 2 hours of footage in that set.

There’s three featurettes, ranging from 12 minutes to an hour. One is basically done and going through the Brutal Render, the other two are piecemeal.

There are about 30 bonus features I don’t count as featurettes (although some might leak into that territory). They range from 2 minutes to 15. They’re now in the Brutal Render.

The DVD-ROM portion was finished a while ago.

So basically, a lot is done and a lot is not as done as I like. How this is all going to fit on 2 DVDs is going to be a fun challenge in itself.

I’ve told myself I will not be editing past the second week in June. ¬†Crunch time ahoy.

There we go.

4 Comments on “Some General Time Goalposts and Update”

  1. 1 mike said at 11:10 pm on May 25th, 2010:

    It’s all very exciting as a release date looms nearer…but just have to give you a huge thumbs up to not only your efforts on the set which just sounds fantastic in quality, but also you efforts in keeping all us impatient pacing punters in the loop and letting us know exactly what’s happening. Cheers for that!

  2. 2 Sean Huxter said at 6:04 am on May 26th, 2010:

    I have been patient. I shall continue to be. Some things are just worth waiting for. Seeing part of it at PAX was awesome.

    I’ve waited a long time since this project was first announced. A bit longer ain’t gonna hurt me. As soon as the release date is announced, I’m booking a Saturday – all day – to do nothing but sit and watch this thing, flipping my coin in the air like a giddy little idiot.



  3. 3 Corey said at 6:50 pm on May 26th, 2010:

    Forget this, can’t wait anymore, might just stop by and ring your doorbell. Can’t I just watch the thing over your shoulder as you crunch through post? Sigh…

  4. 4 Jacob Gunness said at 4:18 am on June 2nd, 2010:

    It’ll get here when it gets here. In all its massive awesomeness.
    Other than that, like everybody else I can’t wait to get my hands on it :) As Sean said, some Saturday down the road has to be booked for going through this.

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