Turn-out at the last test screening on Tuesday was poor again, despite Chris’s best efforts. There were however enough completed questionnaires to see that my recent cuts had been for the best. Everyone described the film as “good” or “very good” and everyone ticked the “just right” box in the pacing section. Bizarrely, several people complained that there’s too much panning in the film.
Now barely over 97 minutes, the movie is coming very close to a final cut, but I’m still paranoid that there are dodgy bits in there waiting to jump up and bite me in the ass months down the line when it’s too late to cut them. I’ve therefore decided to put off locking the edit for a few more days in order to get some more qualitative opinions.
Last night I went round to Colin’s house and shot some “rain” against black. I also got the flashing red light shot using a fireglow bulb and a wastepaper basket, which means the only non-miniature shot left to shoot is the pressure gauge.