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Post Sound

We're here at AMS working on the final touches of post-production sound. It's going wonderful. It's amazing what-

Oh wait, here's Nick with a special message: Professionalism is... And that's what I expect.

This is David writing now. The computer I'm writing this on, in a room next to the mixing suite, is a G5 iMac. I'm planning on stealing it. There are enough here to around, that's for sure. We just finished remixing the sound in my first segment, and I can now proudly say that
Deadroom is no longer without a a reference to Star Wars.

Yen here, writing. Something. Uhm. What to say? This is a very nice studio. Some paintings on the wall are enough to fund our next film. Or films. I'm a loser because I went to Austin to see Arcade Fire only to find out that they played in Dallas last night.

So there you have it. News from the front line. Anyway, what I was saying is: it's amazing what a difference sound can make to a scene. We completely reconfigured the score from my final scene and it's made me like it again. Much thanks to Daniel for hooking up new music on a short notice. Also, much props to Brad Dale for coming in on his days off to help us out.
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Vexing Lyrical

Things are getting exciting. We're starting to get official emails from SXSW. Setting up for our official VIP passes to all the cool stuff there. I've got a theory about some big premiers that will be happening. Here's my guess for three of them: The New World, Melinda and Melinda, and Sin City. We'll see if I'm right.

I feel myself moving toward great creative things this year. Maybe it's just living vicariously through David. Whatever works though. I've felt on the verge of something for most of my life. This year I'm feeling more on the verge of that verge than ever before. Maybe I"m just punch-drunk from the SXSW acceptance. But who wouldn't be. I'll be rubbing elbows with Christine Vachon, Harry Knowles, Robert Rodriguez, the Wilson Brothers and more. I don't mean that in a "oh my gosh celebrities way." I mean that in a "once they were just like me" way. I'm willing something good to happen while I'm there.

I thought of a really cool idea for a Ghostcar video. It would be for the song "earthman's overture." I'm fleshing it out with David. More on that when it happens. The script I'm writing with David is moving along nicely. David is such a disciplined writer whereas I feel I'm awful at the screenwriting process. I have so many visions but so few words.
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Spiral News on the March

As I mentioned in my last post, Spiral Diner has been really busy these past couple of weeks. No doubt an increase in media presence has helped us out. We've had five mentions in various publications this past two weeks, two of them major. Check em out if you're interested:

Review from Dallas Morning News.

Chow, Baby names us one of the top 10 restaurants in Fort Worth in her/his year end round up.

We got some very supportive Letters to the Editor over at Star-Telegram. Enough that they turned it into it's own little article in the Opinion section. This was in response to an article S-T ran in the business section on Xmas day called "Soy to the World." It's about how we've remained successful in spite of being in Cowtown. I would link to it but it's already been archived and cost $3 to view. It was a great article with several full color pictures and lots of great info. There were a few misquotes but they were harmless.

Now if we can find out how to generate some press like that for DEADROOM we'd be in great shape.

Now that it's 2005 Top Ten Films list are running rampant. My two trusty cohorts, Yen and David have theirs up if you're curious. As for myself. I can' t bother with making list like that. All my favorite films of the year just run together into a wad of greatness that I have to sort out later with DVD watching and behind-the-scene studying.