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“The Con” Begins Filming and Goings On With DSF

by Herr Direktor on Sep.29, 2012, under Film News, Site Updates

Well, it’s been so long since I’ve updated the site, it probably looks like DreamStalker Films’ has shutdown to anyone not following us on Facebook.  So here’s what’s been going on:

My primary DreamStalker Films external hard drive crashed a few months ago.  Unfortunately it was completely unrecoverable.  Because of this I lost (amongst other things) a couple of finished lightsaber shots from “Fall of the Sith” and the finished rough cuts of Slayer Wars 2 and 3.  I a few months of editing of Slayer Wars 3 (because I had forgotten to be backing up on that one), but everything for Slayer Wars 2 was backed up.

So, I have a lot of work to do still to get back up to where I was on Slayer Wars 3.  However, we have completed almost all of the dialogue replacement that was needed for Slayer Wars 2.  The next step on Slayer Wars is to trim down the rough cut now that the dialogue can be heard all the way throughout.  After that, I’ll work on getting Slayer Wars 3 back up to the rough cut I had before.  Once that is complete we’ll finish recording dialogue replacement for that one (over half of it has already been re-recorded).  Then, Scott will be mixing the final version of the musical sequence.  Finally, we’ll do another screening of 2 and 3 with all the cast and crew.  (Post-production visual effects should become higher on the list of to-do projects by then but will still take quite a long time)

I have also been continuing to work on lightsaber effects for “Fall of the Sith”.  There’s still plenty to do with this one and I am still hoping to be done by the end of the year, but as I have just done the schedule for DSF for the rest of the year, we may be too busy for me to finish, so it may be more like the first half of 2013.

Last week we completed our first day of filming our new film, “The Con”.  This film is something Shannon Griffith came up with as an idea for us to do specifically for submission to the Phoenix Comicon Film Festival next year, so we’re on a bit of a time crunch and it’s more like doing 6 short films in one.  We have two more shooting days for this one this year and then the final two shooting days will be in January.  One of the sequences for this short will be a sequence previewing the pilot to our upcoming webseries Phantom Dust: The Chronicles of Mordecai Cooper.

Additionally, we still have our annual DSF Two-Week Project this year.  We’ll be doing this in December and should have the film posted on our site for Christmas (you’re welcome)!

So I have a lot of pre-production stuff to get ready for the rest of “The Con” but keep checking back and I’ll try to keep this blog posted with updates.

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