Archive for the ‘Golden Age Diary’ Category

Craig Armsrong and A R Rahman

Both the composers are now feverishly working together in Galsgow (scotland) a Craig’s studio for the score of Golden Age. It’s fascinating to watch them interact. Two people with toally different backrounds and cultures. Because this is a predominently a western film, I am ecouraging Craig to lead it. But am looking to Rahman to inject some bold, ‘out there’ melodies and sounds into the score.

test screening of golden age

Thank you all for the feedback of the test screening of Golden Age in Los Angeles. Yes, the response was exciting and such a relief ! When I make a film, I am so involved with the process and the one liitle ‘eye’ that as a director I am supposed to keep on the audience completely dissapears. I just HAVE to trust that my subconscious is in synch with the viewer’s. We are all, after all, emotionally in synch with each other, even though we may belong to different cultures. I have been away from the blog as the editing process has been particularily difficult, but will write about that later, Shekhar

Trial and Error

Apologies to thse that have ben visiting this site for the last month. We have been very busy in the edit room, and I guess we have been guilty of ignoring the site. Editing is a process that often is one of trial and error


Tricks of the Trade

A major benefit of working with experienced crew is seeing their methods to get work done quickly. When making films at school or with inexperienced friends you muddle through learning by trial and error. I cut a film recently and had a lot of trouble with a sequence. I was cutting at home on Adobe Premier Pro.


small productions/big productions : karen

Until “The Golden Age” I had only really worked on small productions and my own films at film school. I’ve had various experiences on TV programmes and in postproduction houses but nothing really to speak of.


The Assembly,

The editing department normally start on the same day as the film crew, this sounds odd to a lot of people I tell this to who seem to think we start once the crew have finished. It is important for an edit team to be working through the shoot for many reasons, both creative and technical.


New Blogger

Hello All, I am Karenjit the trainee in the Editing Dept, and adding to Billy’s Post production diary. Although working in the cutting rooms now, I started off working on the production in the Video dept.



ADR : During the editing of a film you will pretty much always discover
that you need some alternative or additional dialogue written in
order to make a scene/plot point clearer.



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.


the post production diary

I am Billy, the 1st assistant Editor on ‘The Golden Age,’ and I will be keeping a diary throughout the post production of the film. Our Editor is the amazing Jill Bilcock, some of her past credits include Moulin Rouge, The Libertine, Road to Perdition, Romeo + Juliet and of course the 1st Elizabeth.