Update from the Cutting Room – (part 2)

It’s a little late to be saying this, but Happy New Year everyone!

2014 started out full-steam ahead for the film and I got right to work picking up with the editing after a much-needed holiday break. It was actually great to have some time away from the project because I was beginning to feel like a fish in a fish-bowl, swimming around and around and trying to get some perspective on all that footage. I’ve been living and breathing this project for so long now that it’s hard sometimes to see straight, so when January rolled in and I got back to work, I was able to see the project with refreshed eyes and renewed mind, and more importantly, I was able to get lots more done!

As of this writing, I finally have the whole film strung out in one piece (rather than the many pieces that I’ve had until now.) This is a hugely important step because for the first time I’m able to see a complete picture of what we have and what might still be missing or needs work. First off, it’s way too long, clocking in at just over 3 hours! I’m not making Lord of the Rings here, so it’s going to need some major trimming to get it down to a sustainable length, and this is where some difficult decisions have to be made. There’s a lot of great stuff, but much of it will end up on the cutting room floor, so to speak. But don’t worry, we’re already planning ways to re-purpose some of that footage, particularly the amazing interviews we captured with all our experts. As for the rest, it will just get tighter and better as the editing continues and that’s the exciting part!

So, the story continues to unfold and we’ll keep you updated along the way.

Stay tuned….2014 is going to be a big year!

Jeremy, Dustin and the Class Dismissed team.


Please help us finish this film!

One thought on “Update from the Cutting Room – (part 2)

  1. Hi Jeremy,

    It’s great to see a film like this being produced. I myself am a homeschool graduate and have benefited immensely from the opportunities it has given me in my life. I can probably relate more than most to the task you have before you in editing this film and cutting it down to a reasonable length. Last spring I produced and edited my own student television program about homeschooling for college, though obviously at a much lower level than Class Dismissed. Like you, I had much more content than could be fit into a half hour program, and some good stuff had to go. If you’re interested in seeing it I’ve included a link below. I’m looking forward to seeing your film and what new perspectives and topics are explored. Good luck in finishing it!

    Nathan Kuphall


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