Match Frame

Thoughts from an American editor and filmmaker in New Zealand about film and video production and post-production. Plus whatever else I feel like talking about.

Location: Balmoral, Auckland, New Zealand

A work in progress.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

the best editing advice I've ever heard

I got today: "You can get away with anything except boredom or confusion."

I'm still working out the practical ramifications of that, but it seems genius.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

well, that feels good.

I just completed the first draft of my fourth or fifth feature-length script*. RAMSEY MCCULLOCH: MAN OF ACTION is 81 pages right now. I haven't gone back to re-read it, and I know I've left myself a couple messes, but I also think it's the most inventive and most fun of the features I've written, so who knows? This may be the one that actually gets made, although it's not that conducive to the old "pick up a camcorder and some friends" style of production that I always assumed my first film would be done in.

Anyway, just wanted to tell somebody, not that I think many people read this, but at least it's been said.

* FALL BACK was 67 pages or something - it could have made a 75 minute film if shot as originally written but if I ever do it now it will be much, much tighter, like a 40 minutes film. Except there's no market for 40 minute films. Grrr.