I’m very excited for today’s release of ‘Flying Blind’. Over the summer of 2017, I worked with an incredibly talented post production team at Billy Graham to assemble what I believe is a very powerful short film designed to encourage Christians to take their seemingly small decisions and actions more seriously. The program features four heartfelt true stories plus an allegorical illustration designed to support the overall theme of the program as well as Franklin Graham’s message.
Every single person involved in this project put great care and many hours of prayer into every single aspect of this piece. I’m really proud to see this level of writing (and re-writing), shooting, acting, musical score, art direction, visual effects, editing, color grading, and marketing.
My specific role was editing the story segments alongside Tyler Garnett who post-produced each segment. In addition, I color graded the entire piece and got to dust off my composition skills to enhance the score for the opening segment – everything from the first note through the opening title. The trippy, dark synths and top melody line (unashamedly influenced by ‘Stranger Things‘ and reminiscent of 80’s film scores) are my additions to an existing underscore.
Larissa Miller, full-time at BGEA, produced the airplane segments with Evan Vetter editing. Micah Bomgaars, full-time at BGEA, was senior producer, overseeing the entire production of the program.
This piece truly has the potential to help stir a spiritual awakening within the church, which in turn can really minister to a hurting world. Please watch and then share with anyone you can. BGEA has a Flying Blind landing page with information for ordering a free DVD and discipleship resources. Thanks for reading and watching!
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.
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’”