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We’re almost at the finish line!

We’re almost at the finish line!

Hey everyone! It’s ‘Seun here, director of photography and co-producer, of Trichster. I have some great news for everyone who has been so supportive of this film with your questions, comments, follows, and likes:

We’re finally picture-locked!

For those of you reading that last sentence with a cocked head or raised eyebrow, let me explain what a picture-lock is. A picture-lock is the stage in editing a film where all of the cuts have been done and approved. It’s the stage right before it gets finalized with sound and all of those beautiful graphics you usually see in films. The story we’ve molded is the story we’re ready to tell the world, and it’s so close to being signed, sealed, and delivered to your screens.

We’ve been editing this film since April of last year, and the Trichster team has probably watched 383,729** versions before we agreed that this picture-locked version is the version we’d like you all to see. We’ve had about 400+ hours of footage and managed to get it down to 70 minutes of real, heartfelt narratives that mean a lot to us, and hopefully, to you.

The Trichster team is working very hard to get this film to you guys. On behalf of all of us, thank you again for your support and continued help in spreading our news far and wide.

Next step? Festivals! Stay tuned.

Cheers,

‘Seun

 

loosely estimated**

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Post Production

Post Production

We have a big announcement!

After going back and forth about it for months, I’ve decided to leave my job and work on Trichster full time. After wrapping up some shooting in New York in August, I’ll be doing a bit of traveling, including a stop in London to shoot with Rebecca one last time, and then it’s off to California where I will focus on editing the film down from 250 hours to an hour and a half.

It was a really difficult decision to make, but ultimately I feel that it is best for myself and the film. Trichster has become more important to me than I could ever have imagined, and I want to devote my time to trying to deliver to you the best film I possibly can.

While I’m in California, the rest of the Trichster creative team will remain in New York doing any pick up shoots we may need. I’ll be back and forth a bit for the final finishing, and we hope to have our first screening in the New York area.

There’s still a lot to be done and we have months of brutal work ahead of us, but we’re so excited to finally be headed into post production!

I want to thank you for all of your continued support. You all are the reason that we’ve gotten as far as we have and we’re so excited for the next step! Please continue to follow us and re-post our facebook statuses and tweets! The more followers we have, the more places we will be able to screen the final film.

Thanks for reading!

Jillian

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TLC Conference

TLC Conference

Hello there Trichster followers!

It’s been just about a month since Trichster went to the TLC Conference and it’s high time we gave you an update!

To begin, it took the Trichster team months and months of planning to shoot the conference. We had to fly Rebecca in from London, hire extra crew to help, book rooms, rent equipment and cars, coordinate with TLC, decide who to film, how to film, and, most importantly, how to keep tack of over 500 people at a conference when many could not be on camera! Planning was definitely a challenge but in the end we pulled it off.

Rebecca flew into New York on the 5th of April and stayed with Jillian for the majority of the time. It was fun living as “flat mates” but we were all sad to see her fly home at the end of the month.

Sophie and Rebecca attended the conference in its entirety while Valerie and Jessie both came on Saturday for afternoon sessions. We filmed some really beautiful moments and were so happy to be able to attend! We also set up a “confessional booth” while at the conference and spoke to some really amazing people- the material looks awesome.

More important than the actual shooting, it was so nice to feel such an amazing connection to the members of the trich community. Trichster saw some familiar faces they met while shooting at the retreat back in September and met many new people along the way. It is very rare to feel so welcomed among strangers and to feel like family within a matter of minutes. It’s incredible what TLC has been able to accomplish with such little staff. We loved every minute that we spent at the conference and were sad to say goodbye.

We have some very busy months ahead. We still have a handful of shoots left before we dive face-first into the editing process. For now, Jillian has started going through the 170+ hours of footage and organizing everything. This is a giant process and documentary editing can take years! Trichster is also starting to apply for grants. We will need funding for post-production, festival entry, and marketing materials. Film making is very expensive!

Thank you all so much for your continued support. What started out a year and a half ago as a “girl with a camera” has grown into so much more than any of us could ever have anticipated. We can’t wait to fill you in on the next leg of our journey.

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The Green Light

The Green Light

Wow everyone, I don’t even know what to say. As of today we are 120% funded on Seed and Spark and still have 13 days left for funding! Running one successful crowd-funding campaign is hard, but having two is unbelievable! You guys really want this film to be made. We NEED this film to be made. You are making this happen. If I could send a glass of champagne to all of you I would. All of you are what give us the faith we need to keep pursuing this project. We all believe we can make a difference. This started as an idea in my head in college, and to go from one person with a big idea to this is just overwhelming. I can’t thank each of you enough for your encouragement and support. You are why we are making this film. When we come together we CAN make change! To all of you who have been there, thank you so very much. Now- we’ll keep pushing on! This time next year, I hope we have a full feature to give to all of you. Much love!

Jillian

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Post-Sandy

Post-Sandy

Welcome back from the storm east-coasters! Sandy greatly impacted millions of people, including Team Trichster. We had to cancel an important shoot and many of us were without power for days. Today marks day one of the work week commencing and we are excited to get back to work!

Before Sandy hit we shot all day with Jessie in New Jersey as she was getting ready for her brother’s Bar Mitzvah. Below is a favorite shot of her:

We spent all day yesterday finishing up a grant application and are busy applying for more and planning upcoming shoots! Please check our facebook page for the latest pictures from our set: facebook.com/trichsterfilm

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