Met Miles in Brooklyn – at the very chilled and homely coffee shop named above. As well as three different kinds of iced coffee and freshly-made pastries, there were also a couple of decks on the street outside playing perfect summer music.
We chatted about movies and ideas while he downloaded some music and sound effects for his second ‘full-length’ short film: Man Up. It has just been accepted into the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival.
I worked the rest of the day getting my ‘Additional Editing’ credit for my work on the film. It was about using alternate takes here, sorting out the soundtrack there, loosening out and tightening up. After seven hours of work we ended up with a version that was 6 seconds longer but twice as good (of course I would say that, wouldn’t I…)!
In the coming few days we’ll be working on completing the Miles Maker 2005-2006-2007 DVD. You can see his micro-short ‘Street Sense’ (2005) on my web site. The DVD will also contain ‘Lark and Cher’ (2006), ‘Man Up’ (2007) and a behind the scenes documentary on the making of ‘Man Up.’
You’ll be able to purchase the DVD from Miles Maker soon.