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30 September, 2008 (05:39) | Uncategorized | 3 comments

And…..four months later I’m still editing. The light at the end of the tunnel turned out to be an oncoming train, I’m afraid. Whenever I think I’m getting close to the end, something happens to make me realize that I have a lot more work to do.In tiny, incremental, eggshell-tiptoeing steps as I wait for […]


22 May, 2008 (03:57) | Uncategorized | No comments

The editing of the film is wrapping up, I’m happy to say, at least in that I think I’ve done all I can do with what I have at this point. The movie’s still over two hours, but not by too much. Titles still need to be added, of course, front and back. Since we […]


6 January, 2008 (10:15) | Uncategorized | 5 comments

I must apologize for not writing in such a long time. I’ve been editing, or trying to, for the past six months, and couldn’t bring myself to write because I felt ashamed. During that time, if I wasn’t editing, I was feeling guilty about not editing, not enjoying much else because I thought I should […]


10 June, 2007 (04:07) | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Former ICRT mainstay (before it went down the drain) Brian Lynch showed up at Darrell’s on Saturday afternoon to do some pickup shots as well as his looping. Though he’s lost a bit of weight and is looking better, no one would accuse him of being excessively sprightly. The dogs were a bit apprehensive about […]


28 May, 2007 (11:28) | Uncategorized | No comments

We started doing the ADR (asynchronous dialog replacement, or looping) on Sunday at Darrell’s, with Jacques and Dean. Jacques’ session went quickly as he has relatively few lines. Dean’s lines, more than anyone else in the movie, took us late into the night. Halfway through we feasted on Judy’s d´┐Żners, which are meat wraps dripping […]


21 May, 2007 (23:13) | Uncategorized | No comments

After an exhausting weekend, I was so close to finishing the rough cut that I decided to not go in to work and just stay at home editing. Also, Dean came over and we downloaded a basic DVD authoring program so I could make copies for the core crew members to review. Then he left, […]


18 May, 2007 (06:20) | Uncategorized | One comment

I am no longer stuck on page 143. It’s a metaphor. It happens now and then in the editing process. Sometimes it’s an avalanche of unscripted action that I need to plug through in order to get to the next page. Sometimes I can’t find just the right shot, or am flummoxed by an apparently […]


20 April, 2007 (02:54) | Uncategorized | No comments

Clay Soldiers is going to be shown at the Nanhai Movies festival this Sunday afternoon at about 3 or 4pm. I went over there a couple of days ago to give them the DVD and check out the place. By coincidence, it’s just across the street from the place where we filmed Josh’s Burmese prison […]


31 January, 2007 (16:44) | Uncategorized | One comment

I just got word from CTS that they will be airing Lady X: Clay Soldiers at 11:30pm on February 3rd on channel 11, and again at the same time on February 19th. Our first nationwide broadcast! I’m still editing. I plan to spend the Chinese New Year holiday at home, hopefully finishing the rough cut. […]


19 January, 2007 (04:15) | Uncategorized | One comment

I’ve been editing the film, trying to get a rough cut done before Dean gets back following the Chinese New Year break, which should be in late February. I allow myself only a little tweaking before moving on to the next scene, because I can’t afford to spend the time on it. Digital editing is […]