I guess it’s just the business

June 24, 2002

The filming of Cold Mountain in Romania starts in exactly three weeks, yet final approval of the editing platform Walter Murch will use to edit the movie is still up in the air. As of yet nothing is authorized. In the entertainment business, decisions like these typically get made “just in time.” No one seems panicked. As Walter says later, “If I even know where I’m going to be three weeks in advance, that’s a long lead time.”

— from: “Behind the Seen: How Walter Murch edited Cold Mountain using Apple’s Final Cut Pro and what this means for cinema

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