The past week has been routinely stressful.
Early starts and late finishes, even worse than usual eating and sleeping habits, feeling the pressure more than we have all year, it must be coming up to presentation time.
After a harsh couple of days that revolved around more mind boggling problem solving than filming, we finally had our footage. Three large bottles of fake blood, ruined clothes and dedication to our idea are all we needed.
The editing phase was next. So much complexity was needed to be incorporated for us to achieve our goals of a fully working interactive movie. There wasn’t much time to enjoy the process as the workload was pretty intense. You could see that group project was coming up. The atmosphere in f036 was tense.
As I designed the audio and cleaned up recordings/foley sounds, I then passed them on to Hector and Peter who would color correct the footage, cut the clips down and cut the audio more or less if needed. They would then be passed onto Peter who would bring the clips into Flash and add the functionality for the Flash Game. Ultan worked on the website in the back ground and we checked up on his progress at different intervals. We made sure we were all on the same page and no one strayed away from the main idea.
After a strong week of work and a few headaches we have reached the time. Tommorow is judgement day. Let’s see how it goes. :)
Time to see if all of our hard work has paid off. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster (to put things dramatically) but we now have a movie to show and have earned 3 months of sleep.
The workload was tough towards the end and we were frantically pulling every string to make this movie possible. Long days with little time for food and some sleepless nights made this project feel all the more real. We, like anyone in a zombie situation were fighting for our lives (err…project).
Overall we are happy with our progress, and given more time in the future would be interested in making a sequel. For now though, we just have to get our presentation perfected for the big day tomorrow.
Was it tiring? Yes. Was it worth it? Definitely!
For everyone who has been following us along the way, thank you for your support!
Finally we finished the project. It took longer and it was more difficult than I thought it would be. That only proves that we were paying closer attention to details and changing little details to have a better project at the end. Feeling proud about the project that we have done. Lots of work was put into into it but at the end hard work paid off.
I am proud of what we have created in the end. We have learned that we can create something at a high standard without having specific guidelines to abide by. We had problems to face along the way but over came them.