Hey, guys. Sorry for the absence. Thanks for all the great comments.
About the audio setup:
A single Audio Technica AT4073a on a bent up metal broom stick
I was the camera op and the boom op... and that's where a dreaded reflection of the boom comes in... I think I've finally got that fixed though here on my hard drive.
Festivals.... Yes. I've been thinking about that seriously. I've never entered a festival other than LoveFest, so I'm not sure about the whole process, but the first thing is to figure out what to do with the opening scene. I was planning on re-shooting it entirely (the opening scene) to try and bring it on par with the porch swing scene, but my actress is getting married in like a month, so I don't know if we'll have time. I'm strongly considering just lobbing it off and starting with the opening credits montage... There was one shot in there that was stock lens and that was the Pill bottles. I fixed the shakiness of that in post the other day as well. The reason it was shot without the adapter was b/c I had only a nikon 50mm f1.4 and couldn't get as close as I wanted, so I cheated the depth of field using the ole' distance and open iris tricks and got close to what I wanted.
I did indeed win the Ballare Dolly from Dennis, and I"m very excited about that. I went out of the country for two months right as they were announcing the winners, so I'm only just now about to receive it. The tracking says it went out for delivery at 3:30 this morning, but I'm still waiting 13.5 hours later for it to show up at my door
Anyways, thanks again for the comments. This was bare Brevis Rev2 (non-flip) and all outside shots were natural light. I now have a flip and a rails setup from Cinevate as well, and soon a dolly
Hopefully I can put all of them to good use with the next piece I attempt... Just have to think of an idea... always the hardest part