Overwhelming Majority is an experimental documentary dealing with issues of alienation, isolation, and social anxiety. I remember my teacher Jane sending me this article when I was making the film and being very intrigued by that aspect, something I’d never considered. OM has been screening at film festivals for the last year and a half, but in light of recent events like Las Vegas, perhaps it’s time to be seen by the rest of the world.
WINNER: Best Experimental film – 2016 Blissfest333
WINNER: Best Experimental film – 2016 UCCS Short Film Festival
NOMINATION: Best Experimental film – 2017 Wales International Film Festival
NOMINATION: Best Documentary Short – 2016 Blissfest333
2017 London International Documentary Festival
2017 Carmarthen Bay Film Festival
2017 Colorado Short Circuit
2017 Wales International Documentary Festival
2017 Durango Independent Film Festival
2016 Southern Colorado Film Festival
Much to my surprise, all my super 8 footage is usable. Here are a few screenshots just looking through the (very) big Quicktime file.
In fact, I wonder just what I’ve gotten myself into with these 4K log scans I got. The above screenshots were much flatter, but I just brought them into Photoshop and added my standard still photography adjustments. Now while evidently I can do somewhat the same taking video clips into Premiere or After Effects, it’s a steep learning curve for me and hasn’t been going too smoothly. My only other option at the moment is to use the settings in Final Cut Pro X which are more rudimentary, with unsatisfying results.
I ended up sending my film to Pro8mm in California instead of my local stop, Cinemalab in Denver, which gave me more options than I needed, but also a better price all around. Still I think that instead of 4K log scans, I’d have been better off with something that included their in-house color correction but I never asked how much that would cost. I didn’t plan on using Pro8mm, but it turns out that Cinemalab, despite what they say on their website, does not offer super 8 processing.
So what will all this mean? I suppose the final film won’t look quite as good as it has the potential to, honestly. But then 20 years from now I can hire a professional to do the work for the re-release and charge you all more money to buy it.