...maybe 13 or 14 years old. I had bought an 8mm camera and made some short films. Later I upgraded to super 8mm and sound and started cranking out short 5 minute movies. My longest was 28 minutes. It took many months to edited.
I currently edited a sequence for Aftermath that took about 5 hours. It is a little under a minute and 30 seconds...and it was not fun...at first. The problem was that there are three people in the woods, Gwen, Elder Stahl and Granes. All three need to interact. Problem was as follows...
Norfleet (Granes) only had a few hours one day to shoot his three scenes. He could only do two scenes with Danielle (Gwen) where they interact. The third was shot with him leaning against a tree talking to Gwen who is seated further away from him against her own tree. However, by the time we got to Gwen's scenes, Norfleet had to leave.
A month later we shot Elder Stahl (Susie) walking with Gwen and talking to her before she is to meet with Grane.
Problem was, I was not there to shoot it and a lot of the footage is unusable not to mention that it was all shot from the same camera angle with the same camera movements walking through the same track of woods...Ted even made a brief cameo as he was seen walking next to Gwen and Susie. Susie became quite ill, tho she's doing fantastic now, and for budgetary reasons her costume was taken apart and re-sewn into another costume.
At first I was angry (this was the first time I had actually seen this footage as my computer is too slow to handle the great amount of footage we have. But then I took it as a challenge. We lost a few lines of dialog and I had to get just a wee tad artsy, but it's going to work.
I think that in the end, it might actually be better than what I originally envisioned.