Post-Production of my paper puppet film, LEN & HIS SPITFIRE, is fully underway!
The rough-cut is coming along smashingly, and once that’s complete I’ll send it out to a few colleagues for some constructive feedback, at which point I’ll make the necessary tweaks and then get to work on completing the picture-lock (which will include quite a few hours of color-correcting, in order to make the black & white photographic puppets pop on the silver screen!). Then it’s onto the soundscape edit where I’ll be auditioning narrators, diving headfirst into some sound libraries, and trying my hand at the art of FOLEY. The job of the Independent Filmmaker is never over!
I realized after three years of working as Programming Coordinator for the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative that, although I enjoyed my position immensely, it was slowly taking precedence over my filmmaking.
So I made the hard decision to peacefully part ways with the Filmpool and begin my journey of becoming a full-time independent filmmaker.
I had saved up enough funds to be able to give myself 6 months to get my ducks in a row.
During that time I also got married, whilst designing and launching an indiegogo fundraising campaign for my latest puppet film, Len & His Spitfire.
Your Len & His Spitfire Indiegogo Perks are on their way!
I spent the week putting the finishing touches on all the hand-made perks, and have shipped them off in the mail today.
Fingers crossed they arrive at their destinations before Christmas!
*The Film will be available to indiegogo-donors for download April 2016
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to the LEN & HIS SPITFIRE Indiegogo fundraising campaign. Just over $1,200 was raised, and will be going towards the post-production of the short prairie puppet film, LEN & HIS SPITFIRE, the true story of my grandfather’s time as a WWII Spitfire pilot.
Contributors will receive their perks by Christmas 2015, and the finished film will be available April 2016. – Thank you for your support!
Len & His Spitfire – TEASER from Noelle Duddridge on Vimeo.
AFTER MONTHS OF ANTICIPATION
IT’S FINALLY HERE…
THE LEN & HIS SPITFIRE INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN IS LIVE!
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I am extremely ecstatic to announce that production of
Len & His Spitfire has officially WRAPPED!
And boy does it feel great🙂
We shot at the Filmpool and utilized a few high-end pieces of gear, including their super cool jib! Sarah Huber was the very talented cinematographer, and Jared Gyeorick & Karen Elliott were the masters of puppeteering! It has been a wild ride these past 3 years, and I have a lot of very talented people to thank for getting the film to this point.
Len & His Spitfire will begin
Post-Production in the fall of 2015,
with the final film premiering in early 2016.
An epic 24 seconds of Len & His Spitfire footage will be released alongside the launch of the Post-Production Indiegogo Fundraiser Campaign, coming Fall 2015. Stay tuned to find out how you can support this great project, and be a part of Saskatchewan history!
HUGE THANK YOU TO THE SASKATCHEWAN ARTS BOARD FOR THEIR FINANCIAL SUPPORT, AND TO THE SASKATCHEWAN FILMPOOL COOPERATIVE FOR THEIR EQUIPMENT SUPPORT.
Very bittersweet to be preparing for the last shoot weekend of Len & His Spitfire. It’s been a great ride getting to explore my grandpa Len’s experiences as a WWII Spitfire pilot. It’s been an even funner time transforming his photography into paper puppets!
The footage is turning out great, and I can’t wait to put it all together in the edit-suite.
I’ve been contemplating starting up an idiegogo campaign to help subsidize the post-production costs; specifically for things like music rights, hiring an actor for narration, paying for some professional color correction, and depending on how successful the campaign is there may even be some funds to pay for a professional sound mix. If I’ve learnt anything from the puppet medium, it’s that the soundscape of the final film really brings the puppets to life!
It has been an amazing journey thus far, and I have so many people to thank for all the hours they’ve poured into this project of mine. It has definitely been a labour of love; it takes a village to make a film, and I had the BEST village in the world working with me!
Huge THANK YOU to the Saskatchewan Arts Board for their financial support in the production phase of Len & His Spitfire.