Over this past weekend, I finished a rough cut of the “finale” episode as we’re calling it (the one where everything is revealed, etc.). First cut came out a little long, but I think it’s OK, give that this is the “special finale episode”. Kind of like when TV does a special 2-hour season finale… well, we’re doing a special 10-minute version. Anyway, sound has some issues so we’re going to have to smooth it out (please no ADR…).
Overall, I think it cuts well together, which I was a little nervous about. We shot most of this in one intense day, and we had to sacrifice some shots in order to get it done. But it works. I’m using some temp tracks right now, and the music sure adds a ton emotionally and mood-wise. In other news, we have three other rough cuts from our other editors. So we’re on our way. Slow but steady….