Elevation Due West is Back On Track

By: Andrew Seltz

Well, at least I’m working on it again! Elevation Due West is the independant feature film I directed and shot back in August 2001. I was deep in the throws of working on it when the Twin Towers fell and I lost my momentum. Once you’ve lost momentum, it’s hard to get going again – particularly when you are mostly working by yourself.

Now, I didn’t shut down after 9-11, I just worked on everything but my movie. I shot another movie, Under Surveillance, for director Dave Campfield, I’ve created a bunch of short promotional videos, traveled all around the country shooting interviews and covering events, I got married, I won a couple of awards, and even designed and built the set for a recent Off-Off Broadway play. But I’m not going to let this movie linger any more!

Today I re-digitized the footage from my camera tapes onto a hardrive in preparation for working with a sound designer. I’ve got a meeting scheduled for Saturday to go over the sound cues. I’ll spend the next few evenings reconstructing the timeline for the project (lost during a recent computer meltdown) and getting all of the sound files together.

I’ve accomplished a lot already toward finishing the movie, but you can read about all of that on the movie website. I plan to resume writing on the producer’s notebook there to get the story going again. But, when I take advantage of new technologies and techniques, I’ll be sure to post about them on this blog.

Wish me luck!

Andrew Seltz

Andrew was born in Michigan, raised there and in Tennessee, and has since lived outside Orlando, in Chicago, New York City, and now Birmingham, Alabama. He produces videos and websites for a living and is married to a beautiful, generous, loving woman who also happens to be a talented actress and writer - www.ellenseltz.com. They have two daughters.

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