Just a quick update; we’ve been submitting C&E to festivals all over the world, and the response we’ve been getting is extremely positive. It’s considered declassé to announce you’ve been accepted into a festival before the festival press goes out, so we can’t be more specific. Just suffice it to say, the film will be screening all over the world in the next 12 months!
As we put the finishing touches to Cowboys & Engines, getting it ready for our premiere in January, we decided to share just a tiny bit of the film. For those of you who’ve been asking about it, this is one very quick minute that gives you a sense of the look, tone, and scope of the film.
We recommend playing it full screen, and damned loud.
Hope you like it.
One of the hardest parts of filmmaking is knowing your own limitations. When it comes to doing audio work, I’m smart enough to know someone else needs to do that job, because it’s the place for skilled craftspeople, and where sound is concerned, that does NOT describe me.
It DOES, however, describe Mark Edward Lewis, our fantastic sound designer. Yesterday, I sat in on the final mixdown of the audio for C&E. With all the dialogue edited, the sound effects laid in, the music properly mixed, it was a fantastic experience. For all intents and purposes, the sound is FINISHED.
Even though we’re still missing several VFX shots, and the graphics in the movie are just temporary placeholders, for the first time, watching Cowboys & Engines, it felt like a film.
Big thanks to Mark and his team for all their hard work.