When the power went out yesterday, I thought it would be a good idea to check in on Chris Emerson, my editor and see what words of wisdom he had to share. Turns out I might have gotten his ire up a little, but all in good fun.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Working with the post production on Black Friday we discovered that we needed a pickup with "Santa" to help bring his story to a strong finale. We got back in touch with him and discovered some interesting developments with his business. He had come up with some creative ways to turn his very seasonal shop into something with that had the legs to carry it into other holidays. We got this great wrap-up segment with him and his wife during Easter, using our workhorse of the production - the Panasonic HVX200 camera - but the workhorse failed us.... After we shot the whole event we came back to offload the footage from the HVX's P2 data cards and one card failed completely. No recovery. We had a few tech-savvy people look at it and even went so far as to contact Panasonic. They said, "Sure. We'll see if we can recover the data, at $200/hour. No guarantees..." So we passed up the offer and were forced to make that call that no documentarian likes making, "Hi, Santa. Uhhhh we had a small problem...." So, there we were a week later reshooting what we had already shot, both interviewer and interviewee trying to make it 'fresh' for the camera like it was the first time. Santa and his wife were good sports, and we got the footage, but it took a little more work than anybody had planned.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I'm excited to be bringing another set of eyes onto the project to help out with editing. Christopher Emerson will be joining me to edit through the month of May. I've worked with him on a number of projects now and I'm very happy to continue that collaboration on the Black Friday Film. The last couple of months have been a little lonely, and hard to keep pushing on the project, so I'm happy to have the new energy and fresh perspective.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Here is the status update on the project:
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I've been waiting for a CalDigit Super Share to make my new life as an editor easier. It hasn't arrived, but should any day...