It has been a long time since our last update. However, don't let that fool you into thinking Circuit had dropped off the planet. No, the film has been moving in high gear over recent months, with everything from title credits to visual effects to sound mixing and scoring taking place. We're getting close to the finish line. Roughly 50% of visual effects are complete, and they are looking great.
All signs point to a mid-November completion. Then, the fun begins . . . festival entries.
Well, it's a few months late, but we finally got the new trailer up on the website. We've been so focused on cutting the actual movie that the trailer got back-burnered a bit. But, it's now up and ready to be viewed. Click on the headline above to go directly to the website.
We have been really bad at updating. That's what editing does. Many apologies . . .
We've burned the movie out to DVD a couple times at this point. Just for us to watch outside the editing booth. It makes a world of difference to sit in the comfort of your own home and watch the project. You see a lot of different things you wouldn't catch in the edit suite. At the moment, we're at roughly the 1 hour, 42 minute mark for the finished film. Much leaner than the 2 hour version we began with. We'll cut it down a bit more, most likely. It's amazing what cutting a single line here and there does to a scene.
We shot a couple of pick-ups for the Douglas "Sight" storyline this past weekend. Nothing too major, just little inserts that we failed to get on our original shoot. We'll probably have another day or two of these as we tighten up the edit.
Still no new trailer. It is coming, we promise. We're waiting on one final FX shot to be finished.
Andrew and I were fortunate enough to be interviewed by Scott Wachtler from The Bulletin newspaper this weekend about our progress on the project. Scott did a piece on Circuit about a year ago, back when we were all involved in shooting the Sound storyline, and was interested in following up with us.
As always, we truly appreciate these opportunities which help get the project out to a bigger audience. Thanks, Scott.
We have a basic assembly cut of the film finished. It clocks in at about 2 hours, which is longer than we expected. We anticipate getting it down to between 90 and 105 minutes.
On the trailer front, we said we'd have a new one up by now. Well, we lied. Jeremy, who played Pete in the film, is helping us create some pretty cool special effects, so we're waiting to get some back to insert in the trailer before we post anything.