Well, we have a new editor for Baby Steps - meeting up with my producer to discuss the new cut and then handing the raw footage over to the editor.

It’s weird doing this; I’ve always sat in throughout all the editing sessions for my other films, but it’ll be interesting to see what a fresh pair of eyes brings to the material.
Meanwhile, work progresses apace on entering A Stitch in Time into the festivals. We’re torn over whether or not to upload the film to YouTube; on the one hand it means that you have an easily-accessible copy kicking around to show to people with one handy URL, but it does rather bugger up the chances of it finding a distributor.
Sticking it on YouTube and marking it “Private” is a bit limiting, as only 25 people can be invited to it, and you have to tit around finding out the recipient’s YouTube ID.
Vimeo would seem to be a better option; its privacy settings are much more accessible, enabling you to stick a password on your video and send that to people. Plus you can block people from downloading it, though I’m sure that some clever person has worked out a way round that.
So, Vimeo it is, then. Only problem is that Stitch is 4GB, and you need to pony up $59.95 for the privilege of uploading more than 500MB. You get nothing for free in this world…


Oh, blog, how I’ve neglected you.

With Baby Steps entered into the Zone Horror Cut! competition in its two-minute form, it’s time to look ahead to what happens next. I’m reasonably happy with the two-minute version, but there are some shonky cuts in there, it could do with a proper spit-and-polish grade, and the music we used was cannibalised from A Stitch In Time (and thank heavens we decided to use spooky electronic music for that one, and not the jaunty acoustic stuff I’d originally had in mind…).

So we’re going to completely recut Baby Steps from the ground up, ignoring the two-minute time constraint, and create a more polished version to send out on the festival circuit.

It’s easy to let things like this slip, so we’ve decided, my producer and I, to impose some deadlines on ourselves. Deadlines are good, they force you to Get Things Done. So we’re looking to have the Extended Special Edition version of Baby Steps finished by the end of October/first week of November - and get the promotional work on Stitch properly underway in the same timeframe. Busy, busy!