Bill finally arrived at noon yesterday but not before more dramas had delayed his arrival. We set to immediately on the new footage. By 1 this morning we were looking in really good shape so I ordered Jonathan home for four hours much needed sleep. We were back in the cutting room by 6 this morning.
It was quiet as the grave on Seward, Damon was fast asleep on the sofa in Declan’s room, we were getting loads done and the dawn was breaking over the Griffith Park Observatory when it happened….the computer crashed. After two hours of frantic calls to tech support we realized we had lost hours of footage from the avid – the complex computer system we use for editing nowadays. After an 8 hour delay we were finally back in business but there was no hope of finishing all the fixes we had hoped to include in the cut for the execs. Depressed and frustrated we pressed on delivering a cut we knew could have been close to perfect if the Gods had been with us.
And in the middle of the temp mix the band rang up – they’d just seen the vid and were full of happiness and joy. If no-one ever sees the film it would have been all worth while just for that phone call. Tomorrow we can finish a cut…I’m sure of it.