Checking in real quick with a HOLLYWOOD 27 update before I head back to the trenches for the rest of the weekend…
It has been a long hard summer here, with an epic amount of work to be plowed through in order to get the PYRITE DVD out the door this Fall. I had a bit of a surprise hit a few days after my last update, and it’s knocked the schedule back a notch. I’m just plowing forward full steam ahead and getting through everything as fast as possible, but without compromise (that’s how I roll). Here are the details for anyone brave enough to read on!
Previously I had mentioned that, on a scale of 1 to 10, the main scene that needs color correction work is an 11. I stand corrected, as it’s more like a 32! In fact, I had to take that portion of the color correction project back in house. Matt finished the other main portion of the project a few days ago, so there is some good news here, but I don’t see this entire piece being complete until late October now. I’m actually putting a target completion date of October 24th onto the whole Color Correction project. Once it’s complete, we start submitting to festivals, and then finalize the DVD EXTRAS. I will probably be more relieved when this piece is complete than I have been with any other portion of the entire PYRITE production. For those of you who have worked on the film with me or just followed along (i.e. — my poor abandonded family, LOL), you know that is really saying something! It will feel like a brand new day when it is complete.
This has been a casualty of Color Correction, as it’s been mostly on hold while I’ve been working nonstop on the CC and the new website. So this is the piece that will really dictate our absolute DVD release date. I should have a firm date at the beginning of November, however, and I’m hoping to at least kick in pre-orders on the website in November as well, even if the release date has to slip into December. Too early to tell here though, so keeping my fingers crossed and busting my tail to kick all of this out!
The new site is up!!!! Check it out at www.hollywood27.com! I’ve transferred almost all of the old blog to the new blog, we have the Hollywood 27 Alternative Radio pages up, and Scott is finishing off the changes to the PYRITE page, which I believe will be rolled out next week. The only piece not there yet is the H27 STORE, which should be up in November. We just rolled the site out last week, so this is a weight off of our shoulders! It will make the color correction smoother now that we’ve knocked out the website resdesign.
More good news here, as with so many moving parts associated to locking down the music rights, we’re at about 75% complete. Allan made some great headway last week, and we’re actually cutting checks soon — which means yes, music-wise we are then ready for the DVD release !
So the Color Correction issue withstanding, it’s actually all good news on other fronts. I’ll be back to more regular updates as soon as this last piece is finally knocked out, but until then, as has been the mantra since we started this crazy project…
FOOL’S GOLD 4 LIFE, YO!*
*Yeah, yeah, I know it’s PYRITE now, but PYRITE 4 LIFE just doesn’t have the same ring to it! :-)