I AM NIGHTMARE Post Production Diary #2


Things have been pretty tough as the film winds down- I'm STILL working on the lighting/sending to render- I now have 100 shots left out of 1,420-

The hardcore film work messed up my health again as I had the worst migraine headache of my life 2 weeks ago- the headache lasted for two days and I was puking for like 24 hours in the middle of it- if you get severe migraines you know that it feels like you are in hell- So that screwed me up for awhile as it happened a week after I lost the hearing in my left ear again- which has come back but loud ringing remains- I saw a doctor a few times and they wanted me to get an MRI but it was going to cost $820 up front so I was like ummm no-

I think I discovered what is causing my health problems though- about a year ago I made my own pull up bar by tying a steel barbell to a tree branch- I've been using that for about a year BUT the tree branch is crooked so I think it caused my neck/spinal alignment to be off as my neck cracks and has a lot of tension/pain in it which I never had before- I know it was stupid 0_0 I stopped doing the crooked tree pullups and won't do them again until I can afford the proper equipment or be able to afford going to a gym-

BUT I'm starting to feel better and have been back working on the film the past week- because of the health stuff I got behind schedule about 10-14 days- so its going to be tough to make the Xmas deadline but I'll do my best-

So I'll finish lighting/sending to render in about 5 days- then I'll move on to compositing then to sound design/mixing-

I started running out of hard drive space as well and the renders chug on- the renders have been going 24/7 on two 3770k's OC'd to 4.5ghz for about two weeks now- the 3d renders should finish on time- then I'll have to worry about the time it takes to render the composites in After Effects-

The final 3d renders had no backups until last week when I got an external 4tb drive from Fry's- The first five sequences of the film takes up 2.4tb in rendered exr sequences- thats half the film so the whole film will take up about 5tb in image sequence renders- so I'll have to get another 4tb drive to back those up in a few weeks-

ALSO- I HOPE some of you bought bitcoin when I was going on and on about it months ago- IF you did you would have TEN TIMES THE MONEY right now ^_^

I was encouraging people to check out bitcoin earlier in the year- thats when I bought my most significant amounts- it was at $40 usd a coin at that time- as of right now its $563 usd a coin

So I hope some of you bought in then!

So I'm just trying to get my health back on track whilst finishing the film- also thanks to the pre-order peeps for submitting questions for the making of documentary-

If I'm supposed to email you or do something for you which I haven't yet- I offer my apologies- It's been a hectic past few months- once I get everything under control I'm sure to get back to you etc-

OH YEH I also did this hour long webinar for Moviola which you can buy here- I'm going to do more for them in the future-

Ok back to the work----

Comments

  1. Damn, so sorry to read about your health problems.. Take care of yourself, M dot. It's better to be in good health than to tear yourself up trying to make a deadline. wish I could carry some of that load for you.

    Bestest,

    Ricky

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  2. On the upside you're feeling better, I know what that hell is like but I couldn't imagine being forced to live with it for as long as you did.
    And holy crap you've used up 5tb already!? Guess that's the price you pay for amazing quality

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  3. Argh hope you recover from all that quickly!

    the little bit of bitcoin I did buy has increased quite a lot indeed, thanks ^__^ I get the feeling tho that it will probably go down again just before I figure out how/make the effort to do much of anything with it or sell any of it. :)

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  4. Damn sorry to hear about all that M Dot. Hope everything improves from here now that you may have caught the issue. Best of luck for a speedy recovery!

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  5. Rest will always do you good, don't forget that. Taking a break from work every now and again isn't going to make you lose fans man. You've built a fan base that is aware that you are a one man-bot army and that you, like the rest of us have to call into work every now and then. Respect.

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