The bulk of the Winter on the Blade editing is done and it’s a great relief to finally have picture lock on the project. Its now safely in the Hands of Bayard Condon our composer and his talented younger brother Henry Cooper, our sound engineer. The boys will be chipping away at the project over the next six-week and I really just can’t wait to see the whole thing come to life. It’s been a massive challenge creating Winter on the Blade in this manner. Essentially editing the film and having the music and basically all other sounds save the dialogue be crafted after the editing is complete. With no audio queues to edit to or music to heighten the emotiveness of any situation it was a real stretch of my imagination and has taken a lot of trust in the post production process. I have faith that our sound guys will glue everything together nicely. Like anything, it’s a process, which needs to be practiced. I’m glad Id used this method to make Before it falls, which I worked on with Mathew Farrell. It was a really difficult process but definitely was a good warm up to this project, which is significantly bigger in scope.
A few more hurdles to go and if all goes to plan the film will be completed by then end of July and ready for festival submissions. There will be an early opportunity to acquire the film during a crowd funder that we will be completing to help us pay everyone who has contributed to the postproduction of this film.
Its been a lengthy process and its hard to really put into words the amount of effort that has gone into this project over the past year an a half. Dozens of hours of planning and hundreds of hours editing late into the night, not to mention three separate trips, cumulatively forty days spent out in the South West national park filming the project. What a journey! Looking forward to short rest once its all done and dusted before moving onto another exciting project :)