July 1, 2001
THE ROOF GIRLS
These aren't the Roof Girls, but they'll have to do.
been writing about the post production process, principally because
there's not much to say about me and Lovisa sitting in a dark room
clicking away on the Avid. The process is loads of fun, but not much
inspiration for writing. We did have an amusing time on Wednesday,
hours of staring at the Avid screen and watching as Lovisa finessed
another cut, I heard sirens outside. I got up to investigate, not
because hearing sirens in New York is notable in any way, but
because I was tired and needed a break. We looked out the window and
saw six or seven fire trucks pulling up to the front of our
building, the Film Center. My first reaction was to crane my neck
and see if there was smoke billowing out of any of the building's
and I watched the firefighters mill around with their hoses and
oxygen tanks for a few moments. As we watched, though, I kept
hearing what sounded like a child's voice yelling from across the
street without being able to figure out where it was coming from. I
finally looked at one of the roofs of the tenement buildings on the
opposite side of 9th Avenue and saw a young woman with a glass of
wine. She was frantically waving at us. We waved back. She asked us
if we were on fire. We allowed as how we weren't. She then invited
us to join her on her roof.
perfect break from the editing grind. Lovisa grabbed a bottle of
wine she had bought that morning and off we went. We had a very nice
time sitting and chatting with Katie and Lily. In the small world
department, it turns out that Katie had interviewed for an office PA
position on Cherry.
interesting seeing the opposite view from the one I have been gazing
at for the past seven years -- and nice to be outdoors for a change.
off Lovisa's bottle, said our goodbyes and went back into our dark
room. Click, click, click. The movie is coming together bit by bit.
BUNCH OF LITTLE FILE CARDS
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