HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (1/23/13) – A local independent film company, Big Biting Pig Productions, has been featured in this month's Sony Creative Software newsletter. Horror masters PJ Woodside and Steve Hudgins have been highlighted because of the notable work they have done using Vegas Pro software, which is licensed by Sony.
“I have gotten in the habit of posting on the Sony Vegas Facebook page whenever something we have edited using the Sony Vegas Pro editing software wins an award,” explain PJ Woodside. “I guess it finally paid off.”
Sony representative Steve Foldvari contacted PJ and asked if she would send them additional information on their use of the Vegas Pro software.
“That started a dialogue, and the next thing I knew we were being featured in the Sony Creative Software newsletter for January 2013,” says PJ. “He [Steve Foldvari] is also interested in using some of our clips for user reels, and to demonstrate how we use Vegas.”
The unstoppable horror masterminds couldn’t be more excited about the exposure.
“I think it's great,” says Steve. “As we continue to make movies and release them, more and more people are hearing about us. People are becoming more interested in what we are doing and what we've been able to accomplish.”
“The timing couldn’t be better since we’re trying to promote our latest film, Lucid,” says PJ. “And best of all, Sony offered us a free copy of Sony Vegas Pro 12, which just came out. We’ve been using Vegas since we started making movies [around 2007] and are very happy with it. Since we’ve just switched to HD and have a name attached to Lucid, the timing is perfect.”
Sony has also asked Big Biting Pig Productions if they would send in some sample reels for inclusion in the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference, which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. This conference brings together countless industry-related businesses that will showcase their latest software and products.
“Basically, Sony likes to show off clips that demonstrate their product,” says PJ. “We are sending a variety of clips from Lucid with lots of action and a few effects. I’m not sure what they’ll use, though, because they want about a minute of material from which they will pull about 10 seconds. It is great to be considered, and it’s wonderful that we’ve established a relationship with Sony. It’s definitely mutually beneficial.”
“The sample reel we are sending in is more of a short teaser on the film,” explains Steve. “It will focus more on interesting visuals taken from the movie as opposed to giving a greater sense as to what the movie is about, as a normal trailer's goal would be.”
PJ has informed the Sugg Street Post that there is a chance that Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola might be in attendance this year.
“You never know,” says PJ. “They might see the Lucid clip.”
Currently, post-production is underway on Big Biting Pig Productions’s seventh feature length film, Lucid. Lucid will be featuring Bill Johnson, who starred as Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
Visit the Big Biting Pig Productions website or follow them on Facebook to keep up with the latest information.
You can view the Sony Creative Software newsletter for January 2013 by clicking here.
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