Please return me to the days of Steenbeck’s and splicing tape. I feel as though the three years that I took off from serious editing (and the purchase of software upgrades) have left me comparable to a Triassic fossil in the digital world. I just sent off my final cut (finally!), the one that will hopefully be shown at Reach Out 2009 on April 6th, and I have come to a conclusion that other young filmmakers may find valuable. If you want to do anything involving editing in this crazy world, even as a director overseeing your projects, take an editing class in the very last semester before you graduate. Then, once you graduate, read several video technology blogs or publications. The field is advancing at too fast of a pace, and if you blink as I did, you are going to get left behind. Going into this project, I was a “Final Cut Expert” with seven years of experience. Five hundred crashes and a complete system overhaul later, I finally feel intermediate again.
Additionally, Sensible Bathtub 2.0 went live this weekend (special thanks to the many hours my producer, Maile Lani, put into the design and implementation). Why, you ask, would a ten minute film need a sequel website? Well, this one was designed after principal photography, so the actual look of the film was taken into account in the design. It’s also Word Press! Meaning that I will be more likely to update it now that I don’t have to open Dreamweaver to do so. And it also offers all types of RSS feeds and links to the film’s Facebook page, Myspace page, and Twitter feed, making it fully Web 2.0 marketing compatible. (Executive MBA program admissions councils Googling me, please take note.) In case you missed the link, you can click here. Or copy www.sensiblebathtub.com into your browser.