Last Day…Chaos…Completion

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Gaffey, Gaftron, Mclovin’ I go by all of these but the story I tell stays the same.

The last day was quite the chain of events. Mr Alan started off in the morning by watching our final from the night prior.  he realized that it just wouldn’t work.  And thus started our second 7-hour-after-school extravaganza.  Mr Alan spent the day coming up with new scenes that were needed, and wrote down a few new voice overs that were critical to our movie flowing, cause it just did not make sense to anyone not familiar with the script.  So we had to get a ton of people out of last block so I guess an 8 hour and 10 minute day haha.  We had to get Cotellessa, Earle, Mary, Dono, out of last period for our crew.  Then we had to get Rory, Flats, Liz Kenny, Lucia with help from extras Tim Roberts, Jake Cerda, and Little Kenna (the crew from Big School Hustlas, BTW) to get it all done.  We had to film some fillers for explaining why Sarah was upset at Eddie, voice overs to help ease some scene transitions, and a new scene to show its affects on Mark.  Not to mention that my now normal length hair gets to make an appearance.  Haha. Alan did tell me to not get a hair cut, but try having long poofy, curly, uncontrollable hair.  It took me an extra like 10 minutes to get it to dry, and good luck styling that into anything, well with like two handfuls of extreme gel it did help me become Nick Diablo from Disco Inferno but I digress.  Then after filming that we realized that our Tagline, “Magic is not Eternally binding when it comes to love”,  didn’t sound just right, so we got Mr. Connor to do a quick voice over on that line.  By now it is 4 o’clock and need to edit and get this movie done asap.  We had a good system in place for this, after we shot one scene, we’d bring the tape to Alan who would import and edit while we filmed the next shot.  This meant that when we got down with all the new shots we already had them imported and sub-clipped.  I had to run and drop off a scholarship as well as grab my concert clothes as I knew it was going to be a long night.  So as I made my perilous journey to my house and the post office, Liz, Lucia, and Rory got to work getting those scenes in place and ready to go.  When I got back it was editing time.  We placed all the scenes and did another shuffle to the order of events( I think we had to do that about 4 times haha, we almost hit a Falker level of audience I feel).  It was by now 5:30 and everyone knows that that means Piz-Za time.  We hit up Leo’s again and got Bacon, a film tradition, and the classic cheese. yummm, brings me back to robotics staying til 9 everyday and eating pizza with a nice mountain dew, totally up there for greatest drink ever.  I digress.  We ate til 6:15 and it was a final push.  We needed more music in the movie.  So onto a great scavenger hunt for the right songs.  Coincidently, Realization was our song and so imported into Final Cut it was.  I faded it in faded it out and then the movie was in place for 6:30.  Julie Fortin and I then watched the film and took notes.  it now actually made sense when watched in one setting unlike when we just threw all the scenes together.  Great feeling it is when the movie is done.  Of course Emily wasn’t there so we had to wait for her to get back from the lax game to watch what we had done to her movie.  She got back at 7:15 and so I changed and ran to the school concert warm up area as she watched the final cut in Final Cut the 2nd to last stage.  She made a slight change or two mostly, with getting ambient noise in the right spots at the right level. Then the movie was Wrapped!  It was then exported to Quick Time and Emily and Earle, back from Jazz Band’s performance , started to watch it.  At this time Eric Garr and myself showed up since we were no longer needed in the Cafe and watched up until to a key plot point and then we had to go perform.  The movie is all done and sitting pretty.  The nights were long but worth it in 


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