Been a long time since an Outpost Doom update, huh?
For those of you who are new readers and don’t know, we filmed a monster movie last summer. If you’ve seen The Grand Horror then you know we take so long to release our films because we are meticulous perfectionists. Actually, we just hate the editing process. Despise it, really. Mostly because we never label our tapes and it’s a nightmare to try and go through them all. That’s the downside to being total professionals in everything we do.
I guess I can spill the beans on a crisis we had a couple weeks back since said crisis has been averted *knock on wood*. We thought we lost all of the footage. All of it. In a horrible harddrive malfunction. That would have entailed us reuploading 30+ 60 minute tapes and beginning the editing process all over again. Cardiac arrest feels awful, by the way. Fortunately, the micro-budget cinema gods were smiling upon me and I found a secondary harddrive that I had completely forgotten existed that had backups of most everything on it. Crisis averted….for now.
Beginning tomorrow, producer extraordinaire Deejay and myself will be locked in Spooky McPhee’s Mansion and/or Jeff’s house for the next few weekends completing the full edit of the film. If all goes according to plan, the final cut will be as close to finished by the end of August as is possible. From there, it’ll be up to Deejay to work on the snazzy computer fx work (yeah, you read that correctly. Funny story behind that. You’ll have to wait for the DVD commentary track, though).
Hopefully, we can get the film completely finished in time to submit it to Drunken Zombie’s film festival in November. That’s our goal, anyway. It’s too soon to tell whether or not we’ll be able to get it done in time, but if we do, Deejay, Steve, and myself plan to invade Peoria, Illinois and Splattercast the town red. We’ll see what happens, but deadlines are a good thing. It’ll keep us motivated to finish it.
A couple months back I made a comment that I was sick of people asking me when Outpost Doom would be out. Now that that the ball is rolling again, I’m going to ask all of you to keep harping on us until we get it done. E-mail us. Post on the forums. Record a comment. Pester us until our minds mentally crack under the strain. Publicly shame us on your horror podcast. Anything…just keep on our case.
I want to leave Peoria a smoldering husk of a town when we leave. Outpost Doom is going to be La Fin Absolue du Monde only with a nuclear assfart after it’s all over. Help us destroy Middle America.
NOTE: you see, being a horror filmmaker, it is ingrained into our DNA to brag about how totally and amazingly awesome our shitty movie is. Horror and Marketing screw each other every night and create glorious illusions of expectation. We’re going to blow your mind…in some respect, anyway 🙂
P.S. Glorious Illusions of Expectation is my new band name.