Post Production Supervisor: Drew Ysias
Entry #4 - 5/21 - Thursday
Gym as usual, stepping it up to 5 days a week, part of the reason why go to gym so often is that food is good and abundant around here, not a good combination when you're try to stay in decent shape. Today is a fun day for me, remember yesterday I told about how I sat with the assistant editor for fix/drop in session, well now is that session so I bring whatever media I might need on a portable fire wire drive and I supervise our on-line editor (we at the office do offline editing, once an on-line is done, the editors at the lab are called on-line editors because they work with our on-line masters) today I need to work on parts of episodes 202,203 and 204. For Episode 202 I need to make sure a different stock shot is dropped into the Edited Master before it goes to color timing. In Episode 203 one of the dissolves was messed up during the on-line and looked weird we looked at it and figured out it was a frame short during the dissolve thus making it look not too smooth.
In Ep.204 there's a good amount of work to do in this episode, I need to drop in 4 stock shots, modify a shot of a cell phone that has someone's real phone number on it, opps, and make sure we don't see the brand of the cell phone because it was not cleared with legal and add a picture into the phone it self. Once I'm done with all done with that I'm going to our Sound Facility to supervise an ADR session with an Actor and our Sound Supervisor Beth Sterner, for Ep.204. This was a last minute session I had to schedule because the actor flies off to New York, where I could get him there; but it's easier and cheaper to the ADR here. ADR is fascinating to watch, The Actor(s) stands in front of a screen and says his lines that either we need to redo because it didn't sound good from the set or because we are giving him new dialogue. The Actor today does not have much scripted but we do need to protect ourselves from the more explicit language he says on screen which fine to broadcast on A&E but we need to get cleaner versions of things like ummm...shit...we replace it with shoot and whatever comes up throughout Each episode if "The Cleaner" airs on free tv where explicit language is a no-no. He only has about 30 minutes of work then I get to back to my office to finish scheduling the ADR for this episode. Just found out we going to the network for a second time for episode 205, to get more notes, fun.