The Night Shift is the production diary of Fighting Owl Film's new independent supernatural-adventure-comedy of the same name currently in "post" in Mobile, AL. Over the course of the next several weeks and months, you'll get an insider's peek at what it's like for filmmakers to craft a new entry of paranormal pop culture from Erin Lilley, a producer and actress on the film.
Special Effects Affect
Somewhere, the clouds are opening, a bright light is pouring down from the heavens, and a choir of celestial cherubs are singing sweetly; for on this day, this day of days, the final special effects shot has arrived. Saints be praised!
Now, we're working on picking out and ordering promotional items for screenings and festivals. Thomas and I stayed up way past our bedtime (almost *gasp* 11 p.m.! We're boring, sorry), checking Web sites for cool stuff to give away. We're also looking for deals and codes because our promotional budget is, like the rest of the movie's budget, limited at best. We have one really exciting screening lined up (more on that another time), and the possibility of two more, so we've got to get cracking.
In other words, now comes the expensive part...
Meanwhile, we've got one more day of ADR to deal with. Right now, we're waiting on a list of lines from our genius sound editor, Shaun Burdick. Once that's recorded and mixed, and the color-corrected version comes back to us, we will have a movie. Correction: We will have a completed movie. We have a movie now, and it's really fun. Exciting, goofy, and really enjoyable. I can't wait for you guys to see it.
We're almost there, folks. Almost there.