It’s been a while. I’m honestly not sure if anyone is still reading these, but since I originally started keeping these journals for me, it really doesn’t matter if anyone reads them or not.
I’ll start off by saying that I have not forgotten about Leap 3. Infact, recently it has started consuming all my free time-again. It started when I came to some startling revelations about what the saints go through during the time of trouble. I was so shocked that I decided to go back and rewrite the last half of the script, just to incorporate it. I also decided to make a drastic change to the ending that I had toyed with using years ago, but after much prayer, I really feel it’s the best way to go. My number one mission with this series has been to make people think for themselves and question what they’ve been taught and I think this ending will serve that.
Rewriting the last half of the script means I’ve been doing a lot of what I call, “couch time”. This is where I put in a movie, lay on the couch, and just write. It’s been a few years since I’ve done this and it’s nice to be at it again.
My effects work has been getting a lot better as of late too. I’m the VFX supervisor/lead artist at a small company and have been learning so much in order to execute the shots needed on a four part documentary series we’re producing about Bible prophecy. About two years ago, we ditched After Effects for Nuke after I made the switch myself and it was the best decision we could’ve made. Now, when I need help with something, I’m able to seek out real industry professionals and not some 10 year old in his bedroom making tutorials with a pirated version of AE. All kidding aside, the skills I’ve been learning on this job are going to make Leap: Revelation that much better. I feel a bit like Garreth Edwards who spent a few years doing VFX before finally getting to do his own things. Maybe this is me paying my dues and learning what I need to make Leap 3 a reality.
Overall, I’m really excited to finish the new script. I have amazing gear with my Ursa Mini and Glidecam, great tools with Avid, Nuke and Resolve and soon shall have a great script too!