We’re six weeks into the edit and all is well!
The pieces are coming together and it feels like we’re asking the right questions but the proof will be in the pudding on Friday when we dare to unveil the rough cut (or fine assembly) to a few fine souls for some feedback before we finalize the rough cut for the broadcaster.
We just want to make sure we’re on the right track for character/story etc. Make sure we’re giving the right information at the right pace at the right time.
The biggest challenge, I think, is getting the first 3-5 minutes right. Of course the rest of the film has to deliver, but if you aren’t engaged in the first 5 minutes you’re going to change the channel and see what else is on. So, we need to reveal the format, tone, history, information, stakes and main character(s).
We’re getting there. Happy with the first 90 seconds and then we’re playing with the next couple of minutes.
Of course we’ll get there, we’ll definitely get somewhere, but I hope it’s where we need to be to keep an audience engaged.