Today I essentially (strong emphasis on “essentially”) finished editing the first short film I’ve made in about 5 months. Put simply, its a trailer/prologue to the Steve vs. Steve sequel I plan (stronger emphasis on “plan”) on shooting over the summer; let’s call it Steve Vs. Steve 1.5. My main goal when creating any of the Steve Vs. Steve films is not so much to tell some grand philosophical and intellectually stimulating story about good vs. evil. I much rather like to make them as sort of milestones and markers for where I am at when it comes to film making. Unlike the last SVS, the prologue is less visual effects heavy. Instead I chose to focus on studying color correction and color grading techniques. This is first film (America notwithstanding) that I color graded from start to finish, making sure that all scenes kept to the same tones and atmosphere. I think, and perhaps you might as well, that this really enhances the dramatic feel of the film.
I look at the first SVS as the culmination of several months of visual fx study, research, and experimentation with various programs. I think the 1.5 installment will be a return to more fundamental aspects of film making that I’ve been studying over these past few months. Though rest assured, the future installment will have some pretty damn good effects.