Pride and exhaustion
Its over for me now, I’ve been fighting a infection most of the weekend and although I would dearly like to sit up and watch the film as it comes in I’m going to have to delegate the uploading to the ‘production assistant’ or as he has taken to calling himself the ‘soldier of fortune’
Its fine though because I trust him, in the same way that I now trust everyone who has put this together. We have asked a lot, they have all delivered. Not for money, or indeed for any great measure of fame but for the love of doing a job well. Of making the most of ones talent because one should.
Somewhere in the last podcast we published you can hear Wireless founder angrily decry that Wireless’ success is anything to do with her and that instead she is just a conduit to others talent. I know what she means, as a producer and a director I have been blessed this weekend with people who simply stuck their heads down and got their jobs done. No ego, no bullshit just hard work.
Thanks to everyone, you make me proud to be doing this.
Its a condition of working with digital kit and editing that at any point in the four hours up the point that you deliver the finished media you are always within half a hour of finishing.
Its a mixture of perfectionism and the equipment and it always seems to happen. Its also because eyes and ears get tired, fingers less precise.
Its so hard to convey just how taxing editing sound and video can be. By the end of a 12/13hour shift its like your brain hurts, just focusing on the graphics is a trial let alone getting the right sound.
Often by the end theres nothing but instinct left, and thats when the real pros shine. Pushing on despite the fog thats over their eyes and ears.
We have been blessed in Erica and Brendan they are troopers, true professionals which is very very rare indeed.
George 0100 30/07/12