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May 15, 2006

21 Minutes, 59 Seconds, 16 frames, Pt. 1

I just finished watching my own cut of The Outlaw Son straight through for the first time. I'll write more about the grossly extended and yet deceptively swift process of getting to this point later. For now, I'll just say that I'm pretty overjoyed with it; and that I don't envy the brave souls who are themselves currently (or soon to be be) looking for some sort of meaning (or overt lack thereof) within the footage.

I'll be showing the cut to a few people tomorrow morning. I may wish to retract all this afterwards, but I won't.

To be continued...

Posted by David Lowery at May 15, 2006 3:41 AM


Congrats on finishing your cut! I'm waiting for the footage with a lot of curiousity and interest. Can't wait to NOT find meaning! Hehe.

On another note:
"8 frames from 22 minutes." Could've been an Aimee Mann song.

Posted by: Karsten at May 15, 2006 4:47 AM

You should have it within the week...beware...

Posted by: Ghostboy at May 15, 2006 6:32 AM

i'm currently buried in finding and not finding meaning in this footage myself ;) and absolutely loving it as well..

Posted by: brad at May 15, 2006 8:25 AM

Joy! Can't wait. Really. It's spring, it's sun, it's love, it's Norway's equivalent of 4th of July coming around the corner, and I'm actually walking around looking forward to this peculiar idea of cutting this totally unknown footage together. I'll try to inject some of this energy into the editing. Heh.

Posted by: Karsten at May 15, 2006 4:43 PM

yeah mine is..interesting.. it is going to end up being WAYYYY shorter than your version though. i can't wait to see your cut, and what the footage is 'supposed' to look like.

Posted by: brad at May 16, 2006 8:18 AM

Where could we get to see this film of yours?

Posted by: HarryTuttle at May 16, 2006 5:22 PM

Aside from the clips available here, I'm keeping it under wraps until late August or so...although I may solicit critiques from various individuals before then...

Posted by: Ghostboy at May 16, 2006 5:36 PM

Is there a date you want them done by? I need to re-check those discs...

Posted by: Matt at May 16, 2006 8:39 PM

No deadlines....as long as I have two or three versions by August to hand over to the Austin Film Society, so that they know exactly where their money went (for better or worse).

Posted by: Ghostboy at May 16, 2006 8:45 PM

Keep your chin up, my friend...

...although you should keep in mind that editing's a whole lot easier when you've read the script; or at least a plot synopsis.

Posted by: Ghostboy at May 17, 2006 4:20 AM

haha..no worries. i'm having an absolute blast working on this film. i just usually hit a brick wall after an hour or so every time...but i always pick it back up later.

Posted by: brad at May 17, 2006 9:42 AM

I can't seem to be able to play the .mov samples... I don't know what's wrong.

Posted by: HarryTuttle at May 19, 2006 2:13 AM

Do you have Quicktime 7? That's the usual problem people have (although a few of my friends, who do have QT 7, have had trouble as well -- we haven't been able to figure out why). If you can't get them to work, I'll get some Quicktime 6 clips online soon, which you may have more luck with...

Posted by: Ghostboy at May 19, 2006 5:01 AM

Yes I do have QT7 and it says the version isn't up to date... that's why I don't understand.
Let me know if you can fix a QT6 or .wmv or .avi. Sorry for the trouble. I'd really like to have a look at it.
The download page is very well designed!

Posted by: HarryTuttle at May 19, 2006 10:55 AM