We have a few projects that are living on external hard drives, now that the digital revolution is here we can now distribute them online. Our project called "It's Complicated" is being prepped for distribution on Amazon. As I began the upload process, Amazon required closed captioning. Dangitt!! "How do I do that" I asked myself. I was kind of pissed. I mean you work for years on projects and they have all of these rules. So I found a resource on youtube of a guy creating closed captions inside of premiere pro, the same software I used to edit this project. Here is a link if anyone is interested. CLOSED CAPTIONS
So my wife goes to work looking at the movie and typing the dialogue on her computer and I'm in the editing program on my computer copying the dialogue and making sure it matches with the actual movie.
This may take us a few days to finish. Also, There is a possibility that I have to get new keyart re-created to match the specifications required by Amazon. $$$
I have to hit up my old graphic designer like "hey guy, remember that movie poster you created for me 2-3 years ago? Well yeah I need you to find those files and change the layout and dimensions for Amazon. Can you do that today?"
So these are the things you have to do when you are the distributor of the movie. Everything costs money or you have to do it yourself and hopefully pay yourself later. The goal is to have two of our movies online in the marketplace as we go to AFM this year.