The shoot was yesterday and I must say that it went much better than expected. I had this anxiety about it that just sort of went away about 20 minutes after I got to the shoot location and started getting things situated.
Everybody seemed to have a good time which definitely helped. Many laughs were had, lots of people I didn't expect to see showed up, and only a few people accidentally got beer spit on them. That's a win in my book.
The main part I was nervous about was missing shots or having shots that weren't usable. After filtering through everything, it looks like only 1 shot was missed and 1 shot had audio issues. Luckily they were both my lines so I can record the audio at my house to fill in the gaps; It'll just sound a little weird during those lines.
I still have some more video footage to record, but it only requires me to record it. I have to explain and pitch the game so people will want to help fun it and buy it. :) I'll just set my phone up somewhere at my house and knock out some sort of semi-off-the-cuff explanations. The experience with speaking at Indienomicon will help a bunch with this.
The video edits will probably be a 3 step process. I've already arranged the clips, trimmed out the bad shots, and labeled the clips. That's step 1. Step 2 will be trimming them in blender and put the clips together. After that, step 3 will be recording the missed audio and making the overall video audio sound better. That will probably take longer than the video editing.
I'll have a nice and cheesy, poorly made video, but it should get the point across and be effective for what I'm trying to do.
Being a solo entrepreneur with very little money makes a person wear lots of hats.
I'll post the video whenever it's ready.
Until next time.