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The Defining Moment

April 14, 2008

Most filmmakers will tell you that there comes a defining moment in post-production when you finally start to see your envisioned product emerge. I mean, you certainly see bits and pieces of what you created early on, but it’s usually late in the process when you can say with confidence, “that’s what I was going for.” Until that point, you’re really just guessing and hoping. For me, this moment usually occurs when the music is scored.

This past weekend, I’m happy to say that I finally saw The Hayley Project reach that defining point. Because The Hayley Project is a series, I really needed to watch a string of fully-edited episodes with music to see if we pulled off what we were going for. I needed to experience the progression of plot and development of characters to really assess whether our series “works”.

On Friday and Saturday, I created a 14-episode promotional DVD to show distributors. It was during this process that I finally saw the personality of the series shine through. I’ve got to say, I’m pretty happy with what we have.

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