We passed another Movie Milestone last weekend. After Philip had narrowed about 100 total hours of every previous “take” in our files down to about 4 hours, we each made our individual list of what to consider before we make the next cut toward approaching the ultimate goal of a movie at or under 2 hours.
We spent 6 hours on Saturday and 4 hours Sunday going over a long list of considerations. I had 273 items on my list. Philip added a few more all of which fell into these categories:
Picture Quality. Many shots need work. Some were too bright, some too dark, some too fuzzy, some too “shaky”.
Sound Quality. Some shots had volume too low, others were too loud. Several times an actor “mumbled” their lines or said them wrong. To correct this we must either raise the volume and see if “ambient sounds” don’t become too distracting or we must call the actor back to “dub-in” that audio.