Senior Media (FVIM) update #3 - The Character Study

*This is the third seminar update on the post-production work of my grad film, The Character Study.

Still from original footage shot for the trailer.

Still from original footage shot for the trailer.

The main challenge I've been working on is the trailer for the film, which I believe I have now completed. I went through several versions before coming to a version that I feel good about. I showed the work-in-progress trailers to a few different people, including Kris Nielsen, the lead in the film. He suggested we shoot some new footage for the trailer to avoid showing too much of the film, while allowing us to be more creative in our approach to "marketing" the film. 

I found it very freeing to create a trailer in this way, as you can take shots that specifically function to give the mood of the film without having to worry about spoiling the entire plot of the film. 

Kris and I spent a night driving around the city, getting footage as though on a police patrol.

Kris and I spent a night driving around the city, getting footage as though on a police patrol.

Presently, I'm working on finishing up my current production binder and poster design, which is nearing completion as well. I'm looking forward to the demonstration on sound design, specifically on creating a soundscape in surround. Sound design is what needs to be worked on the most, and is my main focus in the editing room right now.