With principle photography behind us, you might have been wondering what the BTM team has been up to. Other than catching up on a little reading and sleeping over the Christmas holiday (along with a hotly contested game of Axis & Allies), we’ve been working to wrap out the sets and locations used during the filming, and preparing for the next major phase of the project: postproduction.
“Postproduction” is the process of taking the footage that was shot (in our case, over 17 terabytes of data!), and turning the raw images into a final film. The first and perhaps most important step is the editing. We currently have three editing systems in operation, each with their own copy of the footage. We estimate the editing will last into the early summer of this year. Once we have completed a locked edit, we can release the film to the music, visual effects, and audio teams who can work simultaneously toward completion of the project.
As we are diving into the editing, we are reminded again of how God directed and provided in ways we could never have expected through every detail of the project. We were blessed and honored to work with an unbelievably talented and dedicated cast and crew. We couldn’t be more pleased with the footage that was captured.
In the coming months, we plan to post weekly or bi-weekly updates to keep you in the loop with how things are progressing. We would appreciate your prayers for guidance, protection, and provision as we face the significant challenges represented in the final half of the project. We are excited to see where the Lord leads next in this journey, as we seek to point a generation of young people to hope in Christ through this action/adventure film.