Saturday, May 12, 2012

Journey to Italy: the production diary p. 3

Back in the US, we began editing on the AVID Media Composer. Yes, Journey is the first gay porn edited non-linearly (by a pro film editor) --something I'm proud of. Processors at the time weren't as fast as today's: we had to import the footage at a low rez (AVR 5, in tech lingo) and re-import the final edit at full rez. With the inevitable artifacts. Men of Odyssey mounted a lavish campaign --including rich press kits and an exclusive event in Weho: everyone attended, porn stars, directors, producers, agents, critics, fans... and legendary Jeff Stryker --in a rare public appearance. Hard to believe the many expectations and the incredible buzz a porn release would build then (to be continued...)

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