Many Domefilm.com fans are probably wondering: What’s taking so long?
Well, two things.
1) After finishing the editing portion of post production I had to prepare the project for broadcast/viewing. One of those tasks was color correcting the 26 minute version (Summer at the Dome). What do I mean by color correcting? Certain frames/scenes have different levels of different colors. Some scenes are too bright, some too dark, some too red, and some too blue. When watching the original cut of the film it becomes distracting. These problems had to be fixed. However, I did not know how to color correct (well). So, I did some research and taught myself as much as I could. I decided to learn from the ground up, and although I am still no expert, the film looks much better overall. Below are some screen shots that illustrate what color correction is all about.
I am now going through the same process with my final sound-mix, matching all of the sounds levels. As with the color, sometimes the sound is too loud, and sometimes too quiet. Unfortunately life gets in the way of the project, so the process is taking longer than I had originally hoped. Thank you for all of your patience out there.
2) I am waiting to hear back from the Maryland Film Festival. One of my goals was to premiere the film in Baltimore for a wide audience. During the Maryland Film Festival schedule there is an evening dedicated to short productions (some of them local). I applied/submitted back in December and should hear back at the end of the month. If the film is not accepted into their lineup a private screening will be arranged locally. Stay tuned for an update on the showing.