Short post this week, as I just realized that I'd never shared the final versions of the scenes from Titus Andronicus that I edited from the performance recording done at Clear Creek Community Theatre in 2017.
For any new readers, last year Clear Creek Community Theatre selected Titus Andronicus as it's 2017 Summer Shakespeare production. It was directed by my brother Robert Leslie Meek, and I made an awesome teaser trailer for the show (which you can check out here). During the final weekend of the show, we recorded the whole show from beginning to end with three cameras (a Sony Ex3, a Sony F3 - borrowed from TPC - and my Sony A7s recording 4K into my Atomos Shogun Inferno).
Unfortunately the music rights the theatre has for live production don't extend to distributing recordings of the show, so the full production is only available to the cast and crew of that show. However, I was able to pull some really great scenes from the edit and have packaged them up as individual videos on CCCT's YouTube Channel.
I've embedded the ones we've pulled below - please enjoy (if enjoy is the right phrase to use for Titus)
And for now at least, that's all we'll be publicly releasing from that show - really this was a great project to work on (any time you get to edit a feature length drama is fun) even though it took me almost a full year to get the video finished.
If you want to know more about this fantastic cast, here's a playlist with the cast interviews I shot as promotional material for the show.
Aside from upcoming promotional video, my next "major" project for CCCT is editing the scenes I shot from this past summer's (2018) production of Macbeth, also directed by Robert. These ones I shot single camera in 4K with my A7s. Hopefully I'll get these turned around faster than the Titus videos since I don't have the edit the whole show.
Here's a couple of stills from that work in progress - a taste of what's to come.
And on that eerie note to lead us into the "halloween season" that about wraps it up for this week. Thank you for reading and watching.
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Until next time
Thomas Meek is an independent filmmaker living and working in Houston, TX