I would also like to give a "meow out", this time to the wonderful Steve Roloc for his amazing technical help last weekend.
Let me set the scene for you: Julia and I have been spending almost two years making the best gosh darn movie we can make. We wrote it, shot it, then spent what was (or at least felt like) severalty hundred hours editing it. Most of that time was spent trying to figure out the technical stuff that neither of us have much training or experience in (A.K.A. no training, and little to some experience). We began to pull our hair out. Then, a pale light shines upon us and Steve comes along to lift up our chins and tell us our hair will grow back.
Okay, that might be a slight dramatizing (just slight), but really, you try understanding what the difference is between thirty different codecs all with the same name.
The bottom line is, we shot in HD, the raw footage looked great, but we were doing something wrong because our final product was looking a bit like us, tired and frustrated...well, mostly fuzzy and liney (yes, liney). We met up with Steve, whom Julia had worked with before on the hit webseries, "Star Trek: Odyssey " and with just a few simple steps, he made a huge difference. The fuzz cleared, the lines parted, and our plucky selves could be found again.
Thank you Steve, you helped us more than we can thank you!
And if you'd like to learn more about this Renaissance Man, check out his website, he's quite impressive.