September 8th, 2009 by Glendyn
I had a great time last night recording the commentary for the DVD with two close and very dear friends. Greig Fraser (DOP) and Jack Hutchings (Editor). It was great Greig could be there as he is now based in LA. Just by chance he flew in yesterday and was able to make it. One of those great spontaneous meetings. If we had planned it for months, it wouldn’t have happened this way. Very cool.
I hope we gave good commentary. It was more like a conversation than a shot by shot commentary. We watched the film with the sound down and I realized towards the end that we probably only had 15 minutes of film left and we hadn’t really discussed the things I thought we would. But it was a good experience, and I hope the people who take the time to listen when its released will get something out of it. I did lay awake last night going over all the things I could have, should have, would like to have said if we did it again…
In prep for the session, my buddy Jolyon put me onto this great podcast about the ‘Art of Commentaries’ at Hollywood Salloon. It’s nearly 3 hours long! But these guys go into great detail and play sections of really interesting and great DVD commentaries, as well as some really terrible ones (Arnold Schwarzenegger “… and here I am… erm, riding a horse…”) . The Podcast is really comprehensive, entertaining and well worth the time.