" " " A to Z with Meryl and Me: would you believe?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

would you believe?

OK, so here it is, hours later and still no video. To have the edit take THAT long and to still not have it ready for your viewing pleasure is mind boggling. I got 2 hours and 15 minutes of sleep but who's counting? `I sit here and think most people might back out of the project right about now, considering all of the snafus that have come along in just two scenes but I'm a better man than that. By the way, referring to myself as a man could be a bi product of NO SLEEP.

I just rescheduled my shoot for today. It was meant to get me ahead of the program ... LOLOLOL. How's that for comedy? I decided tomorrow would be the better time to shoot and since it's a crew of 2 and they both agreed, it's on like Donkey Kong! Literally, as I typed that last sentence I got a text from one of tomorrow's crew members saying he got some paying work. I said, "fly, be free" or something to that effect. Of course I have to understand that. Does that mean tomorrows shoot is off? Nah, I'll find someone else to help with it. There has to be a way. I just need one guy to say one line in an Australian accent. Finding that person can be harder than you think. You'd be surprised how many people think that an Australian accent consists of nothing more than a crustacean on a barbie BUT there is sooooooooo much more to it than that. Besides, I got the inside scoop, Australians aren't particularly prone to eating shrimp or grilling them. You heard it here.

So today will be me learning my lines for tomorrow, getting my costume prepared, getting my hair trimmed, working on my accent OH and just the tiny little task of getting "B" up and running.

To give you a clue about what's been happening since I last typed, we have had file mishaps, uploading issues, program problems, sending snafus and did I mention a new facial twitch that could be permanent? Just kidding about the face thing but it COULD happen!

Jay, who is editing this has gotten less sleep than even I have and he has tried 3 systems so far for uploading. Apparently there's a problem with QuickTime. In order to send our Hi Def files as they were saved, we need the most current version of QT. One would think the fix is easy, just upload the newest version and BAM, right? Not so much ... very light on the bam. If a person who is an editor does this and that's pretty much who we are dealing with, that new version renders all other previous videos unwatchable aka crap. Is that crazy or what? So to go back into the original software and save the file in a different program would be a good, wouldn't you think? Well, only if the system you are on supports that program and so far no one's does or there versions are too outdated. Again, we are without bam ... oh so bamless. So, poor Jay is out there, wandering around with a hard drive and a plan. He has a meeting with (cue SuperMan music) Devon at 2:30. Here I opened my big cyber mouth and told everyone that the "B" shoot would be aired last night or early this morning, oops. Well, I'm now sticking to the I didn't say in what country line. Yep, that's the company line for the day. The video will be up TODAY, somewhere in the world. YIKES!

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