Miguel just sent over a moment he was having while working on IG.
I was nervous as I entered Miguel's apartment knowing that I was there to see the first final rough cut of IG. Miguel (editor), Rachel (Producer) and Stan (consulting Producer) were present and it was a good move to have outside eyeballs on the project for feedback. I first requested that we get to see it without the music and then we watched it 2 more times with the music. I didn't know where to start. While watching I was so overwhelmed with detail, I had a hard time separating myself from the swimming pool of IG I was jumping into. It's very difficult to interpret what you're seeing when you are so close to the project. They were able to verbalize things that I was thinking but was having a hard time pinpointing. "Wow", is all I can say. This process is overwhelming, amazing and totally encompassing. There is a certain amount of letting go you have to do. My original idea behind the film I quickly had to let go of to see what was emerging. Once you let other people start handling your project it grows in ways that you have no control over. That is the beauty and the scary nature of it. So, I embraced the new pace, the visuals that I wasn't sure about and trusted that I pulled everyone on the project on for a reason: I trust them as artists with visions, as people who are behind the concept and that they have strengths where I have weaknesses. It's a good lesson in trust and collaboration.
Here is a still from this version that Miguel was playing with for color correction: