A filmmaker rediscovers Avid Media Composer and finds himself pleasantly surprise. While he was "away" Avid kept on adding new features, performance and capabilities. Leading him to conclude that Avid Media Composer is a great choice fro independent filmmakers.
Coming Back to Avid Media Composer to Edit Colombian/French Feature Film ‘Anna’
AvidBlogs By Mauricio Lleras
My collaboration with director Jacques Toulemonde started in 2006. Back then, I was interning as an editor at a small production company in Paris. Jacques was looking for a producer to help finance his first feature film, Dérive – a gutsy Cassavettes-meets-Greengrass descent into a guy’s self-destructive journey set in modern Paris – and so he contacted me. I told him I’d be delighted not only to help him out but to cut the movie as well! As he was dead set on making the movie quickly and had little patience for the money side of things, he decided to finance the film himself and with a $10,000 budget and lots of goodwill from the whole team he shot the movie in under three weeks. We then edited it during one whole summer in my tiny student room. We were 23 and didn’t care much for anything besides trying our best to do quality cinema. By the time we were done we had become friends. That’s when he first told me about Anna, the new script he was just finishing up.
It is the story of a mother struggling to keep alive her relationship with her 10 year-old son, while fighting her inner demons and her ex-husband’s attempts to stop her from seeing her child. In a desperate move, and without the father’s approval, she and her boyfriend take the kid and leave for Colombia, her native land, where she hopes to start a new life by the sea…Since the story was loosely based on his personal experience and echoed some of mine as well, I was immediately drawn to it and couldn’t wait to start working on it. Little did I know it would take eight years for it to finally happen!...[continue reading]