The video playback machinery failed James on Friday and no further test screenings occurred. He then bumped into Chris Hatherall, who was busy putting up posters advertising the test screening next week (at the same university – a little miscommunication there, but never mind).
I’ve eeked another two minutes out of the film. This afternoon I began playing about with possible designs for the main title and wound up with one that looks a little too much like Aliens. Anyway, it gives me a real sense of progress to think that by the end of next week the picture will be locked.
What also gives me a good sense of progress is that I’ve finally found someone to do the spectral umbilical cords. After two or three false starts with other people, Duane Beckett is now working on the effect.
The Green Dragon Hotel are demolishing their car park, which causes a problem for me because I now have nowhere to keep the crane when we’re not using it. Still, with any luck that will be the last production challenge I have to face on this movie.