4am Monday morning (the 7th) and it’s been a weekend of dramas. 7 frames went missing from act 7 on Friday night, Jonathan and Celia (post production guru) found them on Saturday morning but there’s a question as to where they might be again tonight. In the scheme of things we’re talking 7/25 of a second in an 82 minute show which is an inaccuracy of (if my maths is correct at this time of night) 1 / 1,377th of the length of the show. It’s not much to be worried about but we fixate on such details at this stage.
A week from now…it will be a week from now and the movie will be complete, but tonight is the first time I’ve seen some of the scenes with music and sound effects – we’ve been doing the temp dub (a temporary mix of all the sounds) so we can send copies of the tape out tomorrow for the reviewers. There’s so much I’d like to re-shoot, look at again but I’m always like that at this stage – whingeing, whining and refining. The important thing is – the movie rocks. The characters are alive and people laugh when they watch it – they become involved. We’ll track down those seven missing frames and ignore the little blemishes that only a few of us will notice. By Friday night the die will be cast and the next step in the chain will be you, the most important person in the whole process, the viewer.