You're way too hard on yourself. That stuff looked great. You live in a seriously beautiful part of the world, so all the vistas are great and the stuff on the forest floor with the black goo is exactly as I envisaged it.
And I was thinking of your Secret Santa video to CF (I think) from a couple of years ago when I was writing Vern, so the characterisation is great!
If its not obvious I didn't record any audio. With the limited people (just me), short daylight and noob acting skill I figured it would just complicate things beyond my ability to execute in a timely manner.
The scene was simple enough to tell visually. UPLOAD in progress.
I'm alive! Sorry for keeping y'all waiting. I haven't logged on for a while, so Dready made the wise move of contacting me via FB to let me know everything is ready for download. Anyway, I've got all the footage, and now that y'all are waiting on me, I've finally begun editing.
I obviously missed that previous deadline I set for myself. I think where I erred is that I had planned on editing the whole thing in one sitting. That was silly. I should take it piece by piece, day by day. Each day, a little more (considering this little bit today took me three hours).
Anyway, since the Richmond leg is the only one nobody has seen, I figured I'd start with that, and from here I'll go in chronological order. Needless to say, this rough cut is raw in-cam audio, and un-graded video.
Well, that was interesting, kinda fun actually. I've never re-cut something that was already cut. Oddly enough, it was not a time-saver. But I do think the end result is better for it.
For this scene, I first logged all the footage, got familiar with it, just as if I were starting from scratch. But then from there, I only modified what was already in place. Quite often, I felt like the original edit was perfect. So, in that respect, I think we can consider the edit of this scene a 2nd draft, cuz I definitely had a solid foundation to work from.