Lee Herrick took a simple re-sync workflow approach in his role as senior sound editor for Bridget Jones Diary: The Edge of Reason. As Herrick reports, EDL was exported via FTP to the sound team, who then used Virtual Katy to compare the EDL with the previous version EDL. A Virtual Katy VKChange list was then produced, and the Pro Tools session was automatically synched to reflect changes before digitized picture arrived from the cutting room.
"Picture changes were delivered Friday evening,” Herrick reports. “The re-synced Pro Tools sessions were due on Monday for preview on Tuesday morning. Many times, the picture changes would be immense. Without Virtual Katy, the sound team would have been under tremendous pressure to turn around a synched and creative soundtrack within an incredibly tight deadline. Virtual Katy took away the unknown and automated the re-sync process for us. The massive amount of time that was once spent slogging and updating was used to produce a creative soundtrack."
In other Virtual Katy news, sound designer/editor Francois Blaignan, of Santa Monica, Calif.–based Nomad Edit, recently added Virtual Katy to his equipment arsenal. Recent project include commercials for Lexus, T-Mobile and Sierra Mist, among others.
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