The post team send out their thanks tonight to an unknown man somewhere in Vancouver who managed to stop our resourceful producer from getting on a plane today. I’m not happy that this Jobsworth stopped Bill from flying down here, far from it, we all wanted to receive his precious cargo but the ramifications of his actions have resulted in us getting a little more sleep and another 24 hours to deliver our next cut. Let me explain.
Maggie and Bill went up to Vancouver Saturday to shoot some extra footage we felt necessary to hype up the rivalry between Woah! and 2gether. Meanwhile as Jonathan sweated over his Avid we hired Howard and his lads to start on the graphics and John and Sienna were working hard to deliver their sound bytes all for inclusion in a cut that was to be delivered by 7pm tomorrow night. Needless to say we all were running behind schedule.
Bill was ready in the transfer house in Vancouver this afternoon like a runner with his arm out poised at his blocks on the third leg of a 4×400 relay but the film was late. He missed 2 flights and was within seconds of reaching the third (and last) before the trusty gent in Vancouver prevented him from boarding his plane. Consequently the film will not be in Jonathan’s Avid in the morning, consequently we can’t get the cut out by the afternoon, consequently we all get the extra time which we need so badly and can make so much use of.
It must be noted here that Maggie and Bill have bent over backwards to get us extra time and help in the editing room and it will all make the film better, and God knows I’m aware of how hard Bill tried to get that film to us in LA tonight, but evenso we’re glad to have this extra moment of space. I’ve been able to speak to the graphics people and the music editors and their relief was palpable – they’ll all have much more to give us tomorrow when we assemble the edit and thus we will all have a better idea of how the film is working.
And you know what maybe Bill’s happy too. He’ll get to travel down with his luggage.
As I type I know that teams of folks are busy at their screens all over town rendering pictures and cutting sounds that will make this little film of ours breathe. All these people are like workers in Frankenstein’s lab sewing the monster’s sinews and synapses into place and as we all turn our backs momentarily to grab a coffee its eyes flicker for the first time and its muscles start to twitch. Pretty soon it will have a life of its own and we can sit back and watch it stomp across your TV screens!