Cryptid Finishing Kick
From Michael Sellers
One of the major things that is going on now is the “finishing kick” of post production for Cryptid, which will be screened for the first time as a completed film at the American Film Market in early November. Here’s what’s going on at the moment:
Alan Derian is about 2/3 of the way completed with the musical score. I am going over to his studio every couple of days to monitor, give notes, and keep it moving forward.
SPECIAL EFFECTS SHOTS
We are working on special effects shots that have to do primarily with the “cryptid” creature itself. Some of it is subtle — coloration of the eyes, for example. Other aspects, also subtle, are more complicated. There are motion effects designed to subtly alter the movements (ensuring it won’t look like a “man in a suit”) but will have unique characteristics.
HI-TECH TITLE SEQUENCE
We have contracted with a great digital artist to give us a cutting edge, hi-tech title sequence that will be something like the one in the movie “23”, which is very famous around town.
We are starting to get into the final coloration of the shots. This is a time consuming and subtle process but part of the finishing.
Most of the people working on this — Alan Derian (composer), Mark Linthicum (SFX), and Patrick Sellers (editor) were the ones who worked on Eye of the Dolphin. My own engagement is less intense than with Eye of the Dolphin, where I was the director (here I’m a Producer and writer), but as get closer to the finish line my involvement increases.
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