Post Team Assembled & Ready To Complete “Dog Days”
The Dog Days of Summer are here. For the project, that means buckling down and putting in the extra hours to get things finished. After a great test screening in Park City with many of the Pioneers of Freestyle in attendance, it was back to work as a school counselor and dedicating extra hours to clearing all my archival footage and music to ready “Dog Days” for festival submissions.
Trying to clear music with publishers and the record labels has been very time consuming and I currently have requests in for ten songs. I’m hoping to have at least two or three songs in from the era. Unfortunately, the best I can do with the major labels is a one year film festival license and with my out of pocket budget, it’s very costly.
I’ve spent the last week putting in the hours testing stock music for the edit and feel good about replacing more than half of the classic rock songs. I’m very excited to have just hired composer, musician Barry Uhl to score the music for “Dog Days.” Barry is extremely talented, has a love and connection to skiing and the time period of the film and I’m thankful to be placing music responsibilities unto his very capable shoulders.
I’m also extremely fortunate to have the talents of Seattle filmmaker Troy Murison who has come on board as online editor and already has made a huge impact with his color, graphics and visual effect work. Troy and his team at Dubs Inc had the film looking great for the recent Park City test screening and have the edit nearly completed for film festival submissions.
Finally, once the music and final polish is complete for the edit, it’s back to the capable hands of Bob Ridgely for the final post audio work.
Hopefully, July is the month to get things done and we will be ready to submit to festivals in August. I’ve been doing my best through blood, sweat and tears to make the most of what little budget we have for the project. I can’t thank others enough like my producers Caleb Young and Stanley Larsen whose advocacy, expert guidance and time they’ve contributed to support my efforts has proved invaluable.
Speaking of money, thanks to my dad and my family allowing me to continually dip into our account to fund this little film. I’m pretty much tapped out and most likely will be doing some small fundraising. Stay tuned for the chance to purchase some cool posters and merchandise to help with completion and festival submission costs.
Thanks to all for your support and encouragement! Here’s a temporary link to earlier work on a trailer with some music we would love to get the rights to keep in the movie. I’ll keep the link open for a few days, you will have to cut and paste into your browser. The password is: truegrit