Thursday, April 27, 2006

Newport Report

I didn't even intend to rhyme.

In short it was an amazing festival. The staff were ridiculously supportive, more than I expect from even a small festival, let alone one of this size. Special thanks to Geoff Patino, the Director of Features Programming. We were able to meet some other filmmakers and catch sevearl quality films. The highlight of which has to be the Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation. You have to check that out here.

Our screening went well. The Q&A was fairly brief. The Digibeta transfer looked pretty good, except for shots that contain alot of red and black. We got good feedback on some improvements to make. It seems that every time I get to screen the film at a festival I get a better look at how to make the film a little better. Usually this means trimming a few minutes to speed it up, especially in the early "Colin is a lonely bastard" scenes.

I'll post some more on specific topics, and get some pictures up soon, but for now here's some other films you should keep an eye out for:
Hidden Blade (gotta love samurai films)
Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot (hyterical animated short)
Last Stop for Paul (neat concept, funny as well)

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