The time has come for “transhumant” updates.
Part 1: Perks.
We distributed almost all perks. What is left to be sent:
– the wallpapers (digital photo with the long side of 1,024 px) – we will soon begin to send them.
– if your contribution included the album “Last Transhumance” and you did not receive it, please send us your postal address and a phone number (for courier);
– if your contribution included prints and you have not chosen them yet, please let us know;
– if you have already sent us your address and still have not received your perks then we have to see what happened: please let us know.
For all the above, please use the emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
For a year and a half we’ve been working on editing Transhumance. That means we have exceeded the timeline we had approximated. But we took big steps forward 🙂
We finished drafts 1 & 2. And soon we will finish draft 3.
There are many reasons why we have exceeded the deadlines that a year ago and a half seemed realistic. Apart from the fact that there is a lot of material, there have been many punctual delays. Below I describe one – because I’m working on it these days: in the film I used, besides the classic filmed materials, many time-lapses. Until now, I worked in the drafts of the film with timelapse drafts. That is, they were “assembled” quasi-mechanically. Now that we have decided what materials (and what timelapses) we will use in the final version we have resumed the timelapse assemblage. This time very “manually”: we worked on each timelapse, processed the photos, we adjusted the assembly parameters. This takes much longer than we imagined. So far we’ve “re-built” over 200 timelapses. And we still have a few. But the good side is that now these timelapse materials look very good!
Another explanation for the delays that occur in the editing of the documentary films comes from a very experienced American editor: in the article https://dokweb.net/articles/detail/318/joe-bini-documentary-filmmaking-through -the-eye-of-an-editor Joe Bini (American film editor who has worked with Werner Herzog on numerous documentaries …) says, among other things: “The main difference is that it is much harder to edit a documentary It takes more time, requires more effort. With a narrative movie, you start with the script. In a documentary, it might be three months before you have something like a script: the first idea of what the story actually is.”
The revised timeline looks like this:
– This year Last Transhumance will be ready;
– Last Transhumance will go on: first at film festivals;
– then the screening for those who contributed to the crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo and crestemidei and then broadcasting will follow;
– After all this, the private links.
3. Draft 2 of Transhumance will be screened at Pelicam film festival.
This is a work in progress of the film, a draft.
But we chose to show it because Pelicam is a film festival about the environment and people, because the feedbacks now can be very useful and because Pelicam’s organizers fell in love with Transhumance and invited us very warmly to the festival 🙂
Transhumance draft 2 will be projected at the opening of the Pelicam festival: Friday 9 June at 20: http://www.pelicam.ro/stiri/cel-mai-bogat-an-in-filme-romanest-la-pelicam