Our amazing Producer Lucy Fazey’s update on all things GIRLBAND:
‘It’s been a busy few months in the world of GIRLBAND. Work began on the edit of the pilot episode back in August and the theme tune to the series has been being developed by the wonderful Joe Davison and Nikki Davison of Auburn Jam.
Those Three Girls have been beavering away putting together music briefs, trailer briefs, reviewing initial trailer edits and working on further funding applications.
There’s a huge amount of work to be done in an edit before one can even think about cutting the first images of a project together. The footage has to be transcoded into readable files for the editing software, the sound all needs to be synchronised from multiple channels and the files organised into manageable source files. As you can imagine with a 26 minute episode, that’s a lot of footage and sound, with numerous takes and scenes to organise, so takes a considerable amount of time. Once that is done, work can begin on pulling together the initial assembly edit- building the story one scene at a time to get the general layout.
We were working with a fab editor in the summer – Rob Garwood- who put in a lot of time organising the files and cutting an initial trailer for the episode for us to use in further funding applications. The opening scenes of the episode were beginning to take shape, when in September, a Tardis shaped call came in and whisked Rob off to Cardiff to (edit) assist the Doctor in his latest adventures. And so began a several month search for a new editor – someone that would bring their own funny bones to the project and pull out the story and humour that was so beautifully crafted by Those Three Girls.
It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster, but after a few false starts, we are delighted to announce that we are working with a fantastic editor, Miguel Javier Lloro (assistant editor to Anthony Boys – Veep, Absolutely Fabulous, In the Loop) and are aiming for an assembly cut by Christmas. Miguel will be busy working with his assistant editor Chema Gomez over the next few weeks to pull together our story and we are expecting to see the first full cut by Christmas.
We could not be more excited!
So, without further ado, we would like to extend an extremely warm welcome to the team to Miguel, Chema, Joe and Nikki, we are absolutely delighted to be working with them all. We would also like to say a big thank you to Catsnake for generously contributing to our post-production funding and thank you to Rob Garwood for the great work he did over the summer.
We can’t wait to see the first cut and hear how the music is progressing, it will be truly the greatest Christmas present we could have wished for’. – Lucy Fazey