A gift from Charlotte...
The process diary of film director Glendyn Ivin
Full moon and a crisp morning for my friend Mikes birthday up in the country.
There is an old saying in edit suites, You never really finish an edit, you simply abandon it... With this in mind we locked the Safe Harbour edit on Friday and I'm happy to say the edits feel much more loved than abandoned.
I had the pleasure of working with editor Mark Atkin whom I had never worked with before but I have enjoyed every moment. Cutting television (like shooting it) is an intense process. We had about 10 days per episode so there are a lot of quick structural decisions up front and then as much massaging and finessing with the time you have left.
I have grown to love this pace and energy where a lot of decisions come from instinct. You explore and idea and then quickly commit either way. I'm always surprised by how much you can get done under pressure and the amount of freedom this provides. Like everything on Safe Harbour, my intent was to embrace the restriction and make something beautiful out of it!