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.

2 thoughts on “EPK

  1. hi Billy,
    thank you Billy for letting me know that you are using Lightworks. i will get more information about it from my friends who are experts in this particular stream i.e. Editing.
    Interesting to know that your editing room was taken over by EPK people for a day…
    Shekhar told us that the shooting ratio is 10:1 for this film. is there any sequence in the film where the shooting ratio is ridiculously high?

  2. Dear Billy…how many post-production companies are used in the process? Sounds like many!!
    If I might inject a little interest… being I am a huge movie-buff; I absolutely adore seeing “bloopers” as part of the DVD. Not sure why, but I feel watching bloopers made during filming, adds a certain personal touch at the end of the movie… mostly comedies do this, but why not The Golden Age? Has Shekhar ever consider adding bloopers?
    I am sure, in any movie production there are many. If you include bloopers in the DVD, do you have to get the permission of the actors that made them first?
    With Loving Kindness,

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