Stayed at the Waldorf Astoria. It's decent, but not as nice as everybody would have you believe. It's an old hotel, but the staff was all pretty nice.
Worked an auction. My eyes were killing me, so it was tough staring at a computer screen for hours on end. Highlight was seeing a doll sell for $200K. For real.
Anyway, back now. Figured it's finally time to break down and watch the master FOC2 Blu that I burned so I can finally approve it and send it off to the burners.
Did it tonight. It looks good, but you gotta understand that it's got some issues...many pans in the movie seem to stutter slightly, and I figured out why. It's due to the fact that we shot PA on the Panasonic DVX-100B. When that format is pulled into the computer it duplicates a frame to turn the 24frames into 30frames for video.
Not much I can do about it now. It's in the original DVD, but it's just that the picture is so much bigger now on Blu that it's more noticeable.
I gotta tell you though, I feel like we should do a new commentary. The other commentaries aren't going to line up exactly, as this movie has been changed slightly even from the final copy.
I also should really re-render the final credits in hi-def, as they look like shit. I re-did the opening credits in true hi-def, but the problem with the end creds here is that the plug-in I used to do them originally doesn't work on the new Adobe.
There's a couple of other little things that I don't think most people will notice. Anyway, will decide what to do shortly. If I can get Zig and Luke to do a commentary in the next 10 days then maybe I'll put it on. Otherwise, I'm gonna send it off next week.
Weird as shit revisiting this movie every time. I can vividly remember shooting it. Every goddamn day.