- Cut the picture and put a text-slug in that says "insert effect of [robots shooting] here" and hope that the timing is right or
- Pre-build the visual effects so that the editor can cut them into the edit.
We end up doing both of those things and pre-building some effects which have to be changed and inserting effects the picture editor wanted and finding they change the timing of a whole sequence.
And all of that means we keep locking and unlocking the picture. Which is a hassle because it means we can't get started on the audio mix.
|A Steve Burg painting. There's a link to his site in the sidebar, right?|
I have a month and a week to finish this picture (by my own self-imposed deadline).
Also, today is the last day of the AFM. Which means that tomorrow I'm sending an email to our sales rep and saying "What kind of movie should we make?"