Massive chanGES

As we are less than a month away from finishing HSM Endika and I have taken to the task of sitting down and watching a new cut of the film so far every night... I make dinner... bring it over to the studio then we watch the film projected on the wall while eating dinner... then we discuss our issues with it and I go make editorial changes that we view the following day...

Right now we're making some pretty major changes to the beginning of the film... there was too much dialogue/chattiness in the first 20 minutes... too many characters talking about things that don't necessarily push the story forward and made the energy go into a holding pattern SO its all been CUT!

So I cut that out and I'm animating some new sequences that show some backstory of the main characters that will go in its place...

So we're going to watch it every night for the next several weeks so that when you see it... it will be the best film that we can make... AND you'd be surprised that some glaring narrative/flow errors can make it through pretty far into the process as you're so caught up with just animating and completing shots... now is the time to go "WTF this SUCKS?!" and change things or not because you don't want to have these revelations while watching it with an audience 0_0

So at the start HSM had too much dialogue so we're cutting that back to bring the mood of the film we initially wanted... and we're really trying to focus on the important driving narrative not the random "this is clever funny stuff" scenes...

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