Today I received an e-mail from Kickstarter and Zach Weddington concerning the upcoming Viva Amiga documentary film. Thought you might be interested in reading it, as it contains information about the current status of the project. It’s good to see that Mr. Weddington is on schedule. 🙂
Anyway, here’s the update:
Project Update #18: Viva Amiga Update
Folks, the film is happening. Just wanted to let everyone know what’s up. I’ve been quiet, but that’s because I’ve been in the lab and making it all make sense. I will get back to all of you, I promise. And man, we have incredible footage and interviews.
Here’s some insight into how a project like this is managed:
We are in the editing phase, and its flowing right along. I developed a strategy before shooting that is working quite well. I outlined the story before I began shooting with a fantastic app called Scrivener. We shot, and now I am breaking the footage down and sorting all of it into various topics and story points. I am sorting the clips according to the “skeleton” I made and making it flow according to the story arc.
By the end of the fall, we will have a “content cut”…that is the interviews and any narration that composes a framework of the film. After that comes “B-roll”, camera captured imagery and archival footage, to illustrate the various topics, and then a layer of animation to supplement. After that, of course is the soundtrack. Finally, we have a color corrector on board with the film now, who will give the movie a distinct color palette and rich shading. He works for the NFL doing high-end commercial work. Yep. This is the real deal, guys.
So bear with me as we move through this process. It’s a long one, but I will have you a finished film next year. We are on schedule.
Viva Amiga, my friends. Yeah.
It’s great to see that progress is being made. Really looking forward to get the film when its finished. 🙂
Looking good. A must have for sure.
I agree. 🙂
Can’t wait to see it. I remember how touched I was reading this blog entry – http://vivaamigafilm.blogspot.com/2011/10/big-california-shoot-part-1.html
By the way, have you read “The Future Was Here: The Commodore Amiga” http://goo.gl/F1T9w ? I plan to buy a Kindle version.
Thanks for commenting. 🙂
That book looks like a must have. 🙂 I’d really like to purchase it. If you buy it, please let me know how it read. Would be interesting to hear your opinion about it.
I’ve tried to download a sample to my Kindle, but got “not available”. Strange. Will try in few days again.
Hope you’ll get it working. Can you please point me to the download-link, so I can give it a shot? Thanks. 🙂
“Item Under Review
This title is currently unavailable because customers have told us that there may be something wrong with the description, the content, or the way that the content is displayed.
We’re working with the publisher to fix the problem as quickly as possible. As always, we value customer feedback.”
I’m curious what the “customers” have found there. Maybe the ebook formatting is crappy. Unfortunately this is a common disease.
Thanks again for the info, mate. 🙂 Strange stuff.
“The Future Was Here: The Commodore Amiga” is available for Kindle again. I just finished reading a sample of it and I could not resist an urge to buy the book. The sample, not surprisingly, ended in such a moment I cried for more 😉 – “They created the first version of the Boing demo in Amiga’s little rented back room on the CES show floor in an all-night hacking session fueled by <>.” 🙂
And I purchased it. I hope the full story is worth the money.
Hecking macros… It should end like this: “(…) an all-night hacking session fueled by ‘a six-pack of warm beer’.
Hey! That’s great news! 🙂 Might buy it myself. Love that quote. 😀 I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Please let me know when you’ve read it.
Hi there Leonard Marks,
Many thanks. 🙂 Really appreciate it!
Cannot wait to see the doc.
It’ll be awesome. I’ll receive the DVD once it is released, since I backed the project on Kickstarter. I’ll write a review about it when the time comes.