It’s been a week and a half and I’m plugging away on an edit. We have an assemblage, which means we’ve got a chaotic 20 minutes of takes in some sort of order. It’s been really interesting to review the process that went down two weekends ago. So many things going on at once, so under the gun, it’s amazing that we didn’t have to drop a shot. I’m learning a lot looking through the footage. For example, when forty things are going on, I forego full sentences and even complete words to get a directing note across, and somehow Joel and Gabe know what I mean.
Also, puppeteering and directing is like driving a humvee with your knees while you frost a cake for a kid whose name keeps changing.