In case you’re wondering where I’ve been all summer, check out this teaser. At Brain Farm, we’re all buried in post getting this movie done. I did the color correction on this teaser. Look for The Art of FLIGHT on DVD, Blu-Ray and iTunes Extras download on Sept 8th.
For you post production geeks, the post pipeline I devised for this movie is fairly unique. Director Curt Morgan built an edit and recording suite at his home so he could work on the movie at off-hours and spend more time with his family. Thousands of hours of footage have been shot for this movie, and early on we decided to cut at ProRes Proxy and online at ProRes HQ. Even at Proxy, we still had over 30TB of footage for the entire project. So in addition to our 56TB ethernet SAN at our main office, we built a 2 Mac SAN at Curt’s house with 42TB of storage. We have 2 copies of the footage – Curt works on the movie at his house, while the rest of us work on DVD Extras, commercials and teasers at the office. But our office SAN isn’t big enough to keep the ProResHQ files online. So we’ve begun the onlining process – 1. Curt media manages a nearly locked segment and gives me the drive, 2. we take the drive and bring the ProResHQ and camera raw files back from LTO-4 tapes (our current LTO-4 archive is roughly 200TB), 3. we reconnect his media managed timeline to the new ProResHQ files and compile the camera raw files to be reassembled during the color correction session which will go down at Spypost in San Francisco in a few weeks. We also use a few other tricks to keep our different systems in sync, but that’s a post for another time. Lots of long days right now but the movie looks insane. I can’t wait for the premiere!