Waking up at 6ish on Sunday felt like a sleep in, after 5am on Saturday. Sok and Rachel had both stayed over and I had to fight very hard with myself to not be grumpy at everyone. It may have felt like a sleep-in but after the huge Saturday I was still exhausted.
I wore short pants and big socks with my boots for Sunday so I didn’t have to worry about the mud getting on my pants. We went out to Fraser’s dad’s and I broke my no-macdonalds vow because Gorram it I wanted hot breakfast! I wanted pancakes! They were disappointing!
The filming on Sunday was totally awesome. Everyone was focussed, onto it and very professional. We flew through takes, starting at about 7.30 I think and we had all the main dialogue done by 11 I think. After filming the pick-ups Norm had requested and the sound effects of mooks screaming I was out of there with Rachel, Sok, Luke and Debs. We went back to Indigo City with all the footage from the morning and I crashed out on the couch in the sun. I have to say I was feeling pretty useless on Sunday afternoon, my head was spacey and every little thing was funny. I totally failed to remember who camera Mark was and was totally unable to make decisions *unless* I was in the editing room.
I got to make the decision about whether the soundtrack was rocky or less rocky. I chose Most Rocky, and that seems to have been a popular decision.
Lots of silly banter on Sunday and it was exciting to get the news from the set as more and more people came back. The stunts did turn out most awesome and if I could have any wish it would be to have a second unit: another camera and sound set-up so that the stunts could have been filmed on Saturday while we were busy up the road with the lead actors. Aaaaah blissful second unit dreams.
When Steve and I were called down to edit I have to say the rough cut that Matt and Norm had put together was so good I felt there was very little that needed to change. Steve had some ideas that turned out to be really useful changes, despite my skepticism. I don’t think I was very useful as an editor this year but I did get to tell Norm “Render, render it now!” which lead to the safety cut being released at 5.30pm with plenty of time to spare.
I cried when we watched the safety cut through on the big TV with the rest of the team. Partly because I really find the performances moving, partly it was joy that we’d made such a good film that would make it in on time and partly just because I was exhausted and the pressure got to me.