Hey, you know who’s really awesome? Actress Julie McNiven. And I’m saying this because she’s incredibly talented and unbelievably sweet, and not just because she brought me some TimTams back from her recent con appearance in New Zealand. I was touched! “Why did you get me Tim Tams?”I asked her.
“Because you told me not to,”she reminded me.
Oh, yeah. I faintly recall saying: “Have fun. And don’t you be bringing me back anything. I’m serious! Nothing. I’m good. Even if you see something and say That would be perfect for Joe!. Nothing.”
Of course, my fellow Exec. Producer Carl Binder had to go and ruin everything by noting the Tim Tams – that Julie had lugged all the way back from Middle Earth – and remarking: “I love those! I get them all the time at the Urban Fare in my neighborhood.”
Thanks a lot, Carl.
And thanks a lot, everyone. I forgot to bring in that Vanilla Ice Cream with Shaved White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Flakes, partly because it slipped my mind, but mostly because you guys didn’t remind me like I asked you to. I hope you’re happy.
Spent the day in post today with editor Mike Banas who I initially referred to as Banas until I realized it was probably too curt, but didn’t want to go with Mike because it was too familiar, so split the difference and settled on a nickname. Anyway, Maverick and I worked through the day my producer’s cut of Awakening: discussing the Previously On, extending the visual effects sequence in the tease, losing that scene from Act I, trimming here, adding there, paring down some of those extra shots VFX Supervisor Mark Savela tried to sneak in and, ultimately, putting that scene I took out back into Act I. Things would have gone a whole lot easier if I had actually been able to read the notes I’d jotted down while watching the director’s cut. I don’t quite recall writing “T.J. bargs tp woogle zog” but, in retrospect, it may have been Rob’s note.
Tomorrow, I head back to post where I’ll go over my cut one more time before putting it out to the masses.
Today’s entry is dedicated to birthday individual Riley!