Unfortunately, the success of last year didn’t repeat, but I still had a great time making Labor Day 2.
Labor Day 2 was 9 hours of shooting, followed by at least 60 hours of editing, color correction, and compositing – and another 10 hours of sound work by my friend Gregg Swiatlowski. With 31 effects shots, (the missile in the middle took about an hour to create, another 30 minutes to fine tune) we upped the ante from the first. I do feel like Labor Day 2 definitely was an increase in production value and quality.
Here it is, in its Youtube glory, Labor Day 2: Unholy Union. Please enjoy the film in 720p!
Last year I had a great time making a fake trailer for the Brattle Theater’s annual Trailer Smackdown summer event. This year, the theme is sequel’s, and I knew I had to enter it once again! So, obviously, I made the sequel to last years entry, Labor Day 2.
Be sure to come out to the Brattle Theater Wednesday evening for this great event, and see what we’ve all come up with for this years entry. The evening begins at 6:30pm with a BBQ, and doors to the theater will open at 7:30. Besides the contest, the programmers show some of their favorite trailers – ranging from hilariously awful to extremely good (The Shining trailer anyone?). It’s one of my favorite annual Brattle events.
If you haven’t seen my trailer from last year, here it is: