Yesterday was quite interesting. We were finally able to put all of our scenes together and see where we stood as far as length goes. I said from the very beginning that I hoped to have a first rough assembly at 103-105 minutes, giving us the ability to trim the finished film to 90 minutes (93 with closing credits). Well, wouldn't ya know that the actual factual tally was 110 minutes (minus 3 for closing credits). That's 107 minutes. That's pretty damn close. Needless to say, I'm quite pleased!
Now we start a new master timeline and build this fucker from scratch again, going over every shot and scene and transition from beginning to end. We did some major work to the opening few scenes (for the WAYYYYYYY better). At first, I thought we were already helping to trim matters, but it ended up bouncing us up 30 seconds. Still, if we can stay around the 105-110 minute mark, that's perfect. At that point, the chosen few will give us the feedback we need to make our second pass. Get ready, chosen few.
Does anybody care about this shit? I don't mind if I'm talking to no one and am simply making a journal for myself (and you, Nate Meyer!), but if I'm actively annoying people then I will regroup and return this site to... well, I don't know what, exactly. Then again, this site is about indie film, and this is about as indie as film gets, so I guess talking about editing the soon-to-be-life-changingly-brilliant "Cocaine Angel" makes more sense than when I talk about playing golf and eating crabs and watching my niece cop a squat on her potty chair.
I'm going to shut up now and watch Wimbledon until the next session begins. Be true to your school...