Film is locked!

It was an exciting and sometimes difficult puzzle. The film editing of my feature De Vogelwachter (the Warden) is done. My editor Wouter Jansen has a tradition. He opened a bottle of champagne to celebrate the moment and shoot the cork into his long corridor. Every film he made is marked on the baseboard.

Although this is a screen full of incomprehensible squares and lines, for me the editing is the third time to tell the story. First time is when you write the script, the second time is on the set when the actors add their part and the third and last time is when all the raw footage is cut into their final scenes and sequences.

Coming month, we all work hard on the sound mix, the visual effects, the grading and the music.