And now it can be told:
I’ve been serving as Sandra Adair’s assistant editor again…this time on Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood,” which will be making its debut in the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
From the LA Times:
“Linklater and the cast would take a few weeks each year to shoot the movie, essentially filming another chapter in the fictional family’s life, so that you’re watching a child (and his parents) grow up before your eyes. And you’re watching it naturally, not with the swap-in-older-actors, film-it-all-in-six-weeks compressed approach of most movies about family.”
You can check out the rest of the article here:
Sundance 2014: Richard Linklater to debut ambitious ‘Boyhood’ – latimes.com.
One of these days, perhaps soon, I will write a detailed and arcane description of what it was like to post a film over the course of twelve years.
I don’t mean to self-aggrandize, but I can truthfully speculate that it’s a process that I don’t think anybody else has gone through in the history of cinema.
Yeah, that didn’t sound very modest. But I can’t think of another film that shot on 35mm over the course of 12 years and continued cutting on 2002 technology. When we got out of our Delorean, nobody finished films the way they did in 2002. How did we adapt?
It will be a riveting tale of technology’s march forward that will be of interest to about 4 assistant editors in the country. But I’m here to tell that tale.