February 3, 1998
As I pondered my options for fixing the reel two sound problem, I remembered
that there are other annoying noises on the
sound track that date back to the sound mix, and that most of them are
on reel two. The tempting prospect of killing two birds with one
stone made my decision for me, and I called Paul from Harvestworks, asking
him for another session or two to redo the reel two mix that we considered
finished in August. Bill, one of my producers, negotiated with his
employers at Harvestworks for me; he couldn't get me the cheap rates of
this summer, but he arranged a free hour of mixing because of Harvestworks'
possible responsibility for the error. If all goes well, I'll do
the mix session a week from now; then I'll look around for a postproduction
house to put the new reel two sound on the D2 tape. This whole plan
isn't as thought out as it might be--for instance, I have no idea how much
the audio postproduction will cost--but it gives me the hope of eventually
eliminating all the movie's worst technical problems.
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