Today my edit room was taken over by people interviewing Shekhar for
the Electronic Press Kit (EPK), so Jill could keep editing upstairs
is her suite.
An EPK is a delivery requirement of the distributer of
the film and is sent out to the press. They are normally a half an
hour long making of documentary, including interviews with the cast
and key crew, an hour long version will probably also be created for
the DVD. The EPK crew will visit set on and off throughout the shoot,
mostly on days when some of the more exciting or visually spectacular
scenes are being done. Apparently the interview today went very well,
it played more like a discussions than a Q&A.
In answer to a comment posted earlier, we are editing on system
called Lightworks. It is a non-linear editing system based on the
Steenbeck (used for cutting on actual film). It is not as widely used
as Avid or Final Cut Pro, but is Jill’s and a lot of other editors
preferred system. For more information their website address is
www.lwks.com. We do not do the visual effects in the cutting room,
that is done at MPC our visual effects company, although I do rough
mock-ups for Jill to cut with occasionally.