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Andy Edwards
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on Jun 30, 2008 at 5:54:17 pm

Finally delivered a documentary I have been working on for the past 10+ years:

Project history:
- Shot on original Betacam serial #8 camera in 1982/83
- Dubbed to 1", 3/4 and vhs
- Lawsuit brought up, tapes put in storage for 15 years.
- Clause in original contract if footage not used for 10 years, director get all tapes.
- Begin VHS offline in 1995 with director
- Director spends 6 months in us, then travels 6 months in europe & africa. (project on hold)
- dub all tapes to digi-beta for back up and final online.
- project goes through 6 different edit systems, VHS tape to tape, VM, Matrox Premiere, DPS velocity, Avid, and finally FCP.
- Lock picture 5/2005 ( some original Betacam's snap on digitizing / find 1" replacements)
- Director has two other project come up / 6 more months go by.
- VO needs to be re-done after 50+ script re-writes.
- Camera masters have bad audio from camera mic. Rebuild entire nat sound from 5+ CD libraries (30+ layers in FCP)
- Lock new picture and VO 6/2006 (director goes overseas again for 6 months)
- DVD encode and deliver 12 /2006
- DVD hits market Spring 2007
- possible International sale for broadcast 4/2008 (break out all hard drive back ups and prep broadcast master.

In all the years working with the director, we have had fun and never once did I feel this project would not be completed. Sometimes things took a different direction, but this director had the passion to see it through.

Andy Edwards

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