This week I spent in the digital media labs at uni rendering all the After Effects projects I’d done for 1812. It didn’t take too long really and, now, after four days, I’ve finished it all, edited it together using Final Cut Pro, made a few tweaks and designed the DVD menus. I’m just waiting now for the file to be compressed to go on the DVD I need to hand in and I’ll be finished, pretty much, but for the paperwork.
In the end, I’m very happy. I think it could go a lot quicker, especially in the first third of the animation, but it would mean a lot more content which I don’t have. However, I’m still happy and I think it gives the viewer more of a chance to listen and reflect on the music. I’m very happy with the way the cuts go with the music and also the style of it, having the old film and a slightly desaturated look to the whole thing.