If all you essentially do is edit 24/7 to get things done on time (and by time I mean way behind schedule), you end up looking like this:
Note pale complexion, haunted eyes, overarching awareness of editing issues.
You also end up spending way too much time here:
Note stacks of hard drives, useless glowing blue fan that’s still way too noisy, uncomfortable (for sitting) couch.
Last night, I rendered out various versions of the MC Frontalot music video shot years ago for this very production, and which has done very well by Mister Frontalot since that time. A bizarre set of bugs related to upgrading from Sony Vegas 6.0 to 9.0 caused me have to re-render the poor thing 5 times before getting it right. I also rendered a hi-def mp4 version that will be on the DVD-ROM.
Today, I am working on the Infocom episode, including realizing yet another bonus feature was going to pop out of it, where I’d focus on the games as much as possible (in the episode it would just be too long a travel, although the games are discussed in some fashion, of course).
Sometime today, I will probably record my commentary tracks for the production.
Tomorrow night I show the Infocom episode in its fashion to a small group of people at a conference room in Google. It’ll help me make final editing decisions.
I will be in Boston on Saturday, most likely, to record the last commentary tracks.
Wednesday, I hope to have a DVD ISO set, which I will share with some testers.
Thursday, it all goes to the duplicators.
I get a check disk back from them by fedex, I test it like crazy. Then give the go-ahead.
It’s getting busy around here.