When you fall asleep on the floor…

… you know it’s about time to take a break from editing and go to bed. That’s what happened to me last night. I like to set deadlines for myself, and yesterday I just really wanted to finish up the first cut of the documentary, so I stayed up a little longer than my regular 10 p.m. tuck-in.. heh, waaay longer. And then I figured I should probably do some backup of the work I had done in the past 12 hours — just in case my external hard drive decided to explode before I got to publish it, you know? (Yup, these are things a filmmaker worries about)

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This is what a sleepy film-editing nerd looks like at 1:30 in the moning.

Anyway, after a full afternoon, night and a couple of hours into the morning, I laid down on the floor to let gravity do its work on my sore back and shoulders — and then I suddenly woke up. So I must have fallen asleep for a moment (!) When I checked my watch I realized it was already 1:30 a.m. so I made sure the documentary was securely backed up, shuffled my way through the silence of the empty hallways and across campus before I crashed in bed  — very satisfied with the day’s effort. So now the film is actually done! Yay!

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Nothing like an empty hallway in EARLY Saturday morning.

Or almost done, we just have to wait for a cinematographer and a professional director to give us some harsh feedback, so we can do some final adjustments before the premiere on Friday.

Words like “premiere,” and “cinematographer” makes it sound so official, haha! But the truth is that it only lasts 15 minutes! God knows how hard Sarah and I have worked on making it that short — it would almost have been easier to make a full hour-long film, and we probably have enough footage for a mini-series, but we want to get the point across without any jizzjazz.

By the way, I want to give a shout-out to the talented, Rachel Johnston, who is in charge of the premiere event and did the design for our posters!

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The team: Sarah and Rachel
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Just a little excited about the design, haha!

Good night,
Maria

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