I (somehow) edited Cooper O’Brien down from its 5 minute runtime to 3 minutes to submit to a short short film festival in South Bend called 3fest. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to trim nearly 2 minutes from it without compromising the story (as it was already extremely compact as it was), but it actually worked out nicely. It was also a bit of a challenge to cut because I only have the final audio mixdown instead of the various tracks. I had to make sure the audio for cuts could be blended appropriately AND still make the cut make sense. Sheesh.
We’ll find out if we’ve made the official selection for that fest in a couple of weeks. It’s small, but a little more fun.