Finished Our Short Film! - Some closing thoughts…
The feeling of accomplishment you get when you really step above and beyond, when you go that distance, is incredible. Doing great work makes you feel great to know that you could push yourself to do such things.
Last night we wrapped up post production on our short film, “Mike & Wayne” and we couldn’t be any happier!
Pre-production was a total of 388 studio hours and production a total of 252 studio hours. During the course of post production, we logged in over 82 studio hours on retakes and 56 hours in the editing room resulting in having watched our short film a total of 651 times. There are some shots that were on the 20th revision pass.
It’s taken 2 months and 19 days to go from a simple sketch in a sketchbook to a full animated 2 minute short film.
We put in a lot of time (a total of 778 studio hours) and spent thousands of dollars in the process.
As simple as it may appear, it’s simple design leaves every frame wide open to mistakes and scrutiny. There are a few hiccups that I noticed as I go through frame by frame, but we really doubled down on the quality of the short and the results speak for itself.
At the same time, you can’t help but feel a little intimidated by what the reaction will be when you share it with the world.
All those hours grinding away for such a small thing and the worries that come with it.
Will they like it? Will it sell? Was it worth it?
When you truly put everything you have into your work and raise that bar, people might reject you, but they’ll respect you.
Perfection is for the most part unobtainable, but you can get pretty damn close.
Never settle for less.