Last night, the producers and a few guests gathered at director Steven DeGennaro's house to watch the first rough cut of Found Footage 3D.
This cut doesn't have any visual or sound effects, and it's about 20-30 minutes too long. Periodically throughout, a white box would show up on screen along with text like "The Spectre appears over here." (Ooh, creepy.)
Even so, everyone loved it. Even those who haven't read the script and knew nothing about FF3D had great things to say.
Producer Kim Henkel, who has watched hundreds of rough cuts in his career, said, "I've been to a lot of these that are very discouraging. This one, I would say, is quite the opposite." (Kim, by the way, doesn't give compliments lightly. This is very high praise coming from him.)
We still have a long way to go, but we are making great progress and are feeling really good. Can't wait to show it to you guys!
We've got a long way to go before we cross the finish line, but as of today we have a first cut of the whole film. Beginning, middle, end. And it's got us pretty damn excited.
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For obvious reasons, Steven didn't have much time to keep up with his video diaries while we were on set. But we did manage to get this one in, where he walks you through how to make a "simple" shot that's way more complicated than it looks.
Right on the heels of last week's article in the Austin Chronicle, online movie blog The Popcorn Muncher published this interview with Steven, in which our fear-inducing director discusses his thoughts on the difference between a good found footage movie and a bad one, and what sets FF3D apart.
Today, the Austin Chronicle (Austin's #1 entertainment and culture weekly) published an article about FF3D -- our first to appear in print (though definitely not the last).
Richard Whittaker (the article's author) has been a fan of ours ever since we screened our Proof of Concept at the Alamo Drafthouse last September. So when we reached out to him and asked if he'd join us on set during the final week of filming, he jumped at the chance. He visited on Stunt Day -- when most of our characters reach their untimely demise -- and he had a great time, which is pretty obvious from the article. Give it a read.
And maybe turn off the lights and light a candle first to get yourself into the mood.
The last week of filming was filled with more blood and gore than the first two weeks combined. There were stunts, plot twists, and all kinds of other excitement, so of course, we've compiled a few of the best moments for you to see.