Day One of the Post-Sound
Jamie first of all began the very long process of syncing the dialogue and the visuals footage sound in replacement for the camera sound in which you can hear the focus puller moving constantly. Christine the director said that she wasn’t needed and I had to pass the pointers and notes to Jamie; this was no problem but Jamie and I didn’t know what she was going on about for parts.
Yes as an editor I should have synced the sound but like I have said previously I wouldn’t have been able to completely finish the edit of the drama on time. Jamie received a phone call from the director who said that it was my entire fault that he hardly had anytime for him to edit the sound. In my defence if I had the sound for the shoots at the same time as the footage then it would have been synced up automatically, considering the fact that I have been editing over six years so I should know this by now. Also if the shoot wasn’t left until fourteen days before the hand in, then I would have had more time therefore giving Jamie a respectable amount of time to work with. To be honest I feel that there has been a high lack of communication between the director and her post-production crewmembers, which I see as being very unprofessional. Also she was expecting too much from Jamie as he clearly stated that he had booked the Protools room all week from 9am until 5pm just so that he could edit the sound; so in my opinion the blame is not purely my fault.
At the end of the day Jamie rang the director and basically refused to do anymore as he was not prepared to work his ass off when he had the facilities to do it at university. From this response the director herself said that she would finish the rest off ready for tomorrow, so all I would have to do is put the audio into avid with the final image edit then create a menu and burn onto disk.