Madrid International Film Festival Official Selection – ‘A Band of Rogues’

A Band of Rogues

So, the very first independent feature I edited last year is an official selection at The Madrid International Film Festival.  It was a few months of hard work at home putting the rough scenes together, followed by a very intense yet tremendously fun week with the writer/director, Tim Morgan, the composer/songwriter/audio recordist, Matthew Morgan, the DP/co-writer/colorist, Tommy Bertin, the script supervisor/line producer and all-around nice guy, Brendan Trinkle, as well as regular visits from the cast – Jake Ayers, Emory Goocher, and Luke Williams.

I can’t even express adequately how thankful I am to have been given the opportunity to work on such a wonderful film with such talented and focused guys. I truly hope there are more to follow, because there is nothing like the feeling you get when you are totally in your element.

Win or lose this festival, it is now out in the wild. I can’t wait to see what’s in store.

So, A Band of Rogues, the first independent feature film that I’ve edited, is now an official selection at the Madrid International Film Festival. It was filmed in the fall of 2010 on location in Argentina.

Daniel Camenisch, a mutual friend of writer/director, Tim Morgan, recommended me for the edit. After an initial couple of Skype video chats with the Morgan brothers while they were still wrapping up in Argentina, they decided to bring me on to the team for editing and shipped me two 2TB hard drives containing about 60 hours of raw footage. After a few months of editing nights and weekends and e-mailing rough scenes back and forth with Tim, we followed up with a very intense yet tremendously fun and rewarding week stateside. The goal – take the rough scenes and refine them, complete a rough sound and music mix, and color correct the entire film in order to burn a DVD for the start of festival submission season. All within 7 days. Continue reading “Madrid International Film Festival Official Selection – ‘A Band of Rogues’”