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.
We both came over to England from Australia and started work at the beginning of principle photography at Shepperton Film Studio’s, South West of inner London. When the film crew weren’t out on location they were shooting in the film stages that surround our cutting room. Since the end of the shoot we have moved the cutting rooms to Soho (inner London) where we will spend the remainder of our time on the film.
This time will be spent with Jill and Shekhar working together on the Directors cut, at the same time we will be working with our visual effects company (MPC), sound department, Composers and of course our Producers.
I plan to make this diary cover both the creative and technical side of our post production time as well as an incite into our daily going-ons.
Today, Shekhar is with Jill going through the entire Assembly for the first time, until now he has only seen the first 40minutes. I have received and am loading the footage that 2nd Unit shot last week into the lightworks(our editing system), this consists of the background elements(plates) of the ocean that VFX will integrate with the bluescreen footage shot by main unit.