Over the years, meeting with directors and editors in a cutting room for the first time, has always been a special time and place for me. It's the real starting point in the creative process of developing a title sequence and also the defining point for both the editor and the director.
Yesterday was another one of those moments and a real joy for me to meet with Zaytoun's Director Eran Riklis and Editor Hervé Schneid, who both had the look of tired joy etched on their faces.
For the last two days I have been in Boulevard Ney, Paris - one of fours homes in Paris and LA for CGI and effects company BUF.
BUF has been responsible for delivering world-class CG animated films. Which includes Dark Shadows, The Green Lantern, Thor and Total Recall. BUF is also the post-house for Zaytoun, where the editing suite is located and where I met with both Eran and Herve, along with Assistant Editor Melanie Bigeard and Post Production Supervisor Michael Saxton, to discuss our approved creative approach and arrange the next stages of production.
I'm now returning back to Soho today, where I'll be attending a screening of the film with Eran at Molinare this Saturday, along with Producer Gareth Unwin.