Samuel update

Haven’t posted in awhile. Quite a few late nights and long days working on the various elements needed to get Samuel ready on time. This past week, we’ve gone through two rough cuts and on to our first picture lock. The rough cut turned out better than I expected. After some tightening over the next few days, it has come a long ways. I have a feeling this will be a very powerful addition to the Liken family.

Topical, too. Just read an article about an elementary school in Florida that is banning even songs about Santa Claus (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,216973,00.html) because of the Christmas tie in. The modern-day tie in on this story strikes a chord with me and I hope will do the same to others who watch it.

This week, we start our ADR sessions. Lots of audio work to do, plus we have about 10 times the special effects on this episode than we’ve ever had before. We had a long meeting with our SFX team to try to figure out how we can pull this all together in two weeks. We’re going to need several miracles on this title.