Thursday, February 19, 2009

Video Editing Software

My copy of SONY Vegas Movie Studio 9 Platinum just arrived last night from Newegg! Now I can throw together that Unity Games montage. Keep an eye out, I'll do it as quickly as possible, I promise.

I'm also getting back to lining up more individual interviews, and planning out a formal shoot schedule. I've been advised to do whatever it takes to attend both major gatherings I need to attend (one in Ohio and of course Spiel, in Germany) this year so as to wrap up production by the end of October, and move into post-production. Is it possible, budget-wise? I'm not sure, but I'd really love to achieve that.

So I've started looking into grants, but that's quite tricky, and requires a formal application process, often with sample clips of your work. Well, I haven't got any of those, so it's a challenge. Further, I don't want to relinquish any artistic control, and this whole charitable foundation aspect, where you need to have a charitable sponsorship accept the money on your behalf for tax purposes...ugh. A few grand would really make things easier on my family, but I may have to do without.

I'm listening to last night's Double Down show over lunchtime, because I missed it last night. I spent an hour trying to put the kids to bed, and they turned it into a game of ping-pong where I was bounced back and forth between their rooms as they took turns getting out of bed. You meddling kids!


  1. Grants are terrible, especially for this stuff. Don't do it. At best, if you REALLY think you need it (you don't), consider looking into getting some sponsorship (a few grand) from a few game companies or places.

    I looked into grants, and what a lose-fest. One actually said "Your documentary can not take a position." as a pre-requisite for applying.

  2. I gave up on the grant thing. Would be nice, but too many strings attached, and I don't have the time to be submitting applications to sites that really won't give me the time of day since this is my first project.

    Becoming an LLC to protect my interests down the road, though, that sounded equally complicated, but probably more important.