"Susannah" Sort Film Competition
In the earliest days of the RED camera, and before XL Films received their own, footage to test with was hard to come by. When a short film competition called OpenCut was announced, which was shot on RED and was supplying all the source files for the competition, I had to jump on it. In the process of editing and grading the short, I was able to develop a solid working post-pipeline for R3Ds and XL Films' hardware/software. We didn't win the competition, although we did receive positive feedback from online viewers, but in the end the goal was really to develop our studio's ability to work with RED footage before our camera arrived and we were knee deep.