After thirteen wonderful, challenging, action-packed days, Found In Time now sits on several hard drives. I’ve spent the past week dealing with equipment returns, catching up on expense receipts, and following up on the inevitable hangnails (missing batteries, damaged props, etc.)
It’s hard to describe how I feel. Witnessing the cast and crew work incredibly hard to put the world of the story together, listening to the actors creating depth and texture, feeling part of a big electric circuit… it’s an exhilarating experience, and one very good reason to go into production. The long hours, erratic sleep, physical hardship, mishaps, upset, and chaos are just checkpoints along the way.
By the end of the coming week, the production will be wrapped – all the paperwork filed away, receipts counted, everyone paid – and post will officially begin with the logging and organizing of the footage. By then, I’ll have more perspective and a cooler head, and I’ll be able to talk more about the production experience, including lessons learned for next time.
Simeon Moore, our gaffer, has posted some wonderful production stills on the Found In Time Fan Page. We’ll be posting some behind-the-scenes clips at some point in the future as well. Stay tuned.