Alexis Dos Santos: Architectural pleasure

by Cinema Reloaded
December 30, 2010 9:17 AM
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editing. my favourite thing. ok. i really enjoy film sets. the whole madness of trying to shoot a film with a nice bunch of people..

i enjoy creating chaos on set and having some kind of control within that chaos. i enjoy working with a film crew everyday and having a laugh. even when things seem to be going wrong and out of control i still seem to enjoy it.. but editing is something else. this is of course once you've passed the first rough-cut of the film in which you think that you seriously fucked up because absolutely nothing works and you want to run away from your film and from your life and you start pondering a change of career, being a cook should be fun, or a sailor, or a rentboy - and those were my thoughts a few days ago, seriously - now, after you've passed that first traumatic moment is when you really start editing. and that is my favourite part of the filmmaking process. the architectural pleasure you get when you start seeing things falling into place and beginning to make sense. characters coming alive. when start to find the mood, the pace and the language for your film. that's the feeling today.. and we still have another ten days of editing : )

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