This isn’t a sexy update or a fun update, but one to let you know that I’m a) alive, and b) progressing with the project. I’m currently in the unglamorous stage of editing, but there are some new developments to note:
1. One of my all-time favourite bands, Pansy Division (read about them here), have agreed to let me use their music in the film. I’m thrilled. Even in the beginning stages of the project I imagined the film set to the sounds of PD’s queercore, so this is a dream come true. Thanks Jon Ginoli and Pansy Division!
2. Two studios have also let me use their footage – NakedSword and CockBoys (both links NSFW) – NakedSword for their videos featuring Conner Habib, and CockyBoys for their work with Bravo Delta. Both studios were very friendly and supportive of the project – big thank yous to both of them.
3. I’m also working hard planning the 2014 DocNow festival–the end-of-year festival for my MFA program–and I think it will be a great one this year. Our website is still in the works, but the Facebook page is up – take a look!
And finally, on a tech note: yes, that is Final Cut Pro X. This is the first project I’ve used it for where I haven’t wanted to throw my computer out the window. The organizational tools are very, very useful for a project like this. The ability to keyword segments of video, and then search for any combination of keywords (ChaosMen, PG-13, Kellan, in the above example) is enormously useful, and the 10.1.1 update has taken care of many of my initial gripes with the software. I’m very glad I chose to work with it.