After months of secretive work, LIGHTNING BUGS IN A JAR has been completed. Sophia Betz delivered a wonderful edit of the film, which was then mixed by master sound engineer Ken Takeuchi at Onomatopoeia (the day after the threat of a blizzard, no less) :
Later in the week, the Stolen Chicken Productions team (Sara/Ian/Sophia) met at sixteen19’s post facility at Steiner Studios. Reunited with Director of Photography Timur Civan, all four worked with digital colorist Andrew Francis and his team, perfecting the final look of the film :
A week later, co-directors Ian and Sara returned to sixteen19 to observe Andrew as he did some tweaks (giving-up the majority of his Sunday to do so). Upon leaving Steiner on Sunday, February 8, both Sara and Ian had a finished film, their creative vision for LIGHTNING BUGS… not only fully-realized but taken beyond what they had hoped it might be.
The enormous talent of the Cast, Production and Post-Production teams contributed to a film that, very soon, will be ready to be shared with the world (*updates on screenings, etc. soon-to-come)…