Final Interview and Second Rough Cut

30 Apr

We can officially say it: We interviewed Austin Wintory!

Austin is a composer, most known for his work on Journey, but he assured us that the last thing he wants to do is just repeat Journey over and over. It was our longest Skype interview, and the video quality was fantastic, which is more than we can say for some of our other videochats. Austin had a lot to say and got us laughing. It was a last-minute interview, and we really wish we could include more of it in the documentary, but we’re low on time. We’re actually doing well for time constraints concerning the due date, but we’ve found that we reached the 15-minute mark of the rough cut quickly! And there’s still more awesome footage and pieces from interviews!

Editing has been a challenge, but a rewarding one. When filming the ICGSO concert, we set up three cameras. We’ve now found that the footage with the best sound quality is not necessarily the one with the best visuals. We also like to vary up the angles, which means we’ve been working on syncing the different videos to the audio, watching it over and over to make sure that they match. In addition, while editing the trailer, we discovered how to blend audio. In the trailer, we used the beginning and ending of “Dragonborn” from Skyrim. To make it sound natural when we cut out the middle, we were able to do an audio cross fade with precise timing to make the transition from one clip to the next almost unnoticeable.

We’re more and more excited for how this will turn out. If you’re in the Ithaca area, please check out the screening for our documentary (as well as a few other great documentaries) at the Transmedia Studio on the commons at 5:30 pm on Thursday, May 16.

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