Well that's it. I've finished. The video is done. The sound is adjusted. The layouts for the the DVDs are finalized. It's been quite a ride. The last 3 months especially, were very trying for me. Hopefully, those of you who see the movie will find it funny, but my dad is right - those who have never made their own movie will ever realize fully how much work is put into these things. A toast then, to all who have taken on the mantle of fan movie producer. You have my respect and sympathy. Cheers.
The movie came to 2:00:05. That's two hours and 5 seconds from the original 97 minutes in Timecop. That's 23 extra minutes of fun fun fun for all of you.
I held the world premiere March 12 to a small but important audience. (Most of the main cast). Nobody walked out on me, which I guess is a good sign. In fact, we ended the premiere with more people than we started with. Here's a shot of those who made it all the way thru the stinger.
So how about an "end of the movie" tally.
# months between first group viewing of Timecop and movie premiere: 63
# barrels bought for Tom Servo's Torso: 3
# computers used to edit film: 2
# video cameras that died on me during filming: 2
# microphones that did same: 1
# of microphones that that left me for a three person bridge crew: 2
# scenes that had to be reshot or re-dubbed due to above: 5
# actors who moved out of the COUNTRY after filming had started: 2
# former marines I actually got to dress in silly costumes and read lines for me: 2
# conventions that have shown my movie: 1
# sequels everyone tells me they are willing to do: ZERO (oh well).
# copies I will trade over the next few years: ???????
Let me thank everyone yet again for their patience and their support while I muddled through this whole grand experience. There were a lot of highs and lows and I really do appreciate all of you who stuck with me and helped me make this happen. I hope you like the film.