THE FOLLOWING IS A COPY OF THE EMAIL I JUST SENT TO EVERYONE:
First of all, great work so far guys! Things are looking good as we enter the last week of production on our film, and it seems like Evil Stevil may actually get to jump again. I was talking with Frank, and as we head into crunch time we think it is important to set a new meeting date:
IMPORTANT GROUP MEETING TUESDAY AT 1PM. EVERYONE SHOULD ATTEND AND HAVE FINAL SOURCE FILES FOR EVERY ONE OF THEIR SCENES AVAILABLE ON THE SERVER OR ON A HARD DRIVE OR DVD (THIS INCLUDES COLOURED FLIPBOOK FILES, BACKGROUND PSDs, AFTER EFFECTS FILES, ETC.).
I know it is not at our standard "official" time, but we don't have the luxury of waiting until Wednesday afternoon to get together again, so consider this an official meeting.
As everyone knows, all of the composited scenes are due in the folder on the server by Monday at Noon, and at that point Frank and I (and anyone else who is inclined to help) will begin to edit the final cut of the film together. After we've had a chance to go through all of the scenes that were handed in and put them into premiere (while editing on Monday) we will be able to scrub through the film and see if there are any fixes that need to be made (whether in compositing, painting or in timing the animation etc.) or if any scenes are still missing. This is what we will discuss on Tuesday, and it is why you should have your files available (in case any of your scenes need to be fixed either by you or by someone else). Also if there are any missing scenes at that point we will have to make some decisions about whether they can be finished or whether they need to be cut from the film. Anyone who might want to contribute to decisions about what scenes need fixed should be there Monday night after we get all the scenes all into premiere and can scrub through them (as we will be creating a list at that point).
I am sending this group email and posting this on the blog in hopes that everyone finds out about the meeting before Tuesday. As we discussed with Tony several times, people should be checking their email regularly so with any luck there will be no problems. That said, if you see people from the group around the school let them know about this meeting in case they don't get the email or check the blog.
Thanks everyone! Good luck!