Joe Swanberg keeps this journal in an effort to document the LOL making process and figure out where all his time and money went.


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  • Saturday, September 24, 2005

    Cuttin' on the Ritz (lame)

    Today was a good day for editing. So was yesterday. I have all the footage from the St. Louis shoot edited, and I'm working on the beach scene that I shot with Brigid and Chris Paladino last Sunday. I'm extremely happy with the material, and I'm even brave enough to say that I see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I'm positive this movie will be finished in a month. I'm shooting two scenes tomorrow, which will fill in the blanks for the beginning of the film, and after that there are only a few more holes that need to be plugged.

    The hard work is only just starting, but there is now an immediate sense of pay-off with each new scene I do. I get the instant gratification of knowing where the scene will go, and what will come before and after it. It's like I have the edge of the puzzle solved, and now I'm tring to fill in the middle, and with each piece that fits, I can see the whole picture a little better. It's exciting. I'm totally motivated to plow ahead.

    And I can also now freely admit that not long ago I was having some major doubts about the film. My focus had shifted back to KOTM, and I just wasn't feeling the LOL vibe. I was putting things off and generally neglecting the project. But that jive is over. It's LOL all the way. I have complete confidence in the film. I'm excited to get it done and start sending it to Festivals. I'm ready for people to see what we've been working on!

    Full speed ahead!


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