Fucking Internet Pie, man.

Wanna see how I spent my Sunday night?

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Oh the joys of independent filmmaking.

One of the "fun" parts about making movies that no one tells you about is the post process.  Not the editing or the sound mixing or the music, no no, I'm talking about the detail work of making sure you won't get sued for using something you shouldn't be using.  The easy example of this is music, which I'm sure everyone understands:  You can't use a Ke$ha song unless you pay for it.  Duh, right?  No, instead I'm talking about something much more tedious:  Image clearances.

Want to use a picture for set dressing?  Have the characters wear a designer shirt?  Need a quick shot of something, so you pluck it from online?  Great!  Get ready for legalities that can make a strong man weep.

All of those things are normal and naturally occurrences while putting a movie together; making sure you can use all those things is hands down my least favorite part of the entire post process.  It's tedious, unforgiving, and seemingly inconsequential while being so very important to the future of things.

For us, all this terrible detail work rests on the shoulders of my beautiful wife, Katrina, who acts as our Post Supervisor.  Part of her job is to go through the picture and make sure that we're in the clear legally while keeping the general post process moving forward.  Currently the thing that's a big thorn in her side is our crazy awesome commercial for Uncle Slavko's All-American Family Lodge that's chock full of all kinds of stock footage and public domain images.  However, as she was going through all the images, the one thing she couldn't find was a picture of a pie.

I know, right?  What do you mean there's no free pictures of pie available on the interwebs.  I mean, it's the interwebs, it has everything.  Right?  Wrong.  While there are a few shoddy pictures of pie, nothing really filled our need.  So, we did what any good indie filmmakers would do and shot our own damn pie.

A trip to Ralph's, six bucks, and some low budget ingenuity later, this was the result:

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Looks delicious!  And I'm sure you'll totally notice while it slides across the screen for two seconds.

So, my gift to you interwebs, a nice shot of a pie ready for exploitation.  Take it with my blessing and do your worst.  Don't say I never gave you nothing.

If you liked this pie, or anything else that we're doing here, make sure to like us on the Facebook, follow us on the twitter, and check out our the youtube.  We're quickly coming to the end of the boring part of the post process and should have some exciting updates for you very very soon.

Meanwhile, I'm going to get back to supporting our Post Supervisor with good vibes, and libations while she does her very important job.

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