Is it inspiration or masochism to watch a movie like Robert Altman’s brilliantly acted (and interwoven) Short Cuts while editing your first short? Whichever, it’s a little late now, since the credits are running.
Problems getting the firewire hub to work meant I’ve had to log and capture all the footage in 10Gb batches, filling up the G4’s hard drive and then swapping the camera for the external drive. And since I only learned of Final Cut’s “Move Media” command today, I’ve been dragging all the media files to corresponding folders on the big drive. THIS means having to relink each media file through FCP, since the file location and path has changed. Extra needless work, lots of it. But I’m gaining a familiarity with the footage and the software that’ll speed along decisions over the next few days as we assemble the first sequences.
Rough schedule for the week:
In the mean time, Elliot Gould is trying to fool his cat by putting cheap cat food into the expensive can in The Long Goodbye. Sorry, but four hours of Altman a night is my limit.