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Filming is complete on “What If…” and the editing process has begun. Editor Frank Reynolds (In the Bedroom, Midnight Clear) is assembling all the footage in New York and emailing scenes to the Pure Flix offices in Los Angeles, where director Dallas Jenkins and producer Michael Scott take a look at them to make sure nothing important is missing. Eventually, Frank will send the entire assembled film.
The first assembly is rarely pretty; sound hasn’t been corrected, there’s no music, and the footage is still raw. Plus, the editor’s job is to show as much footage as possible and not tighten or cut anything, so the movie always plays too long initially. Dallas will give notes after the assembly, Frank will do another pass, and then Frank will fly to L.A. for a couple of weeks to work with Dallas to complete the film before the composer is brought in. Pure Flix and Jenkins Entertainment will communicate and work together to make sure the film is what they both want and will appeal to the widest audience possible.
Stay tuned for weekly updates, pictures, and more video blogs as the film heads towards its early 2010 release!
Principal Photography is complete for “What If…,” and editing has begun. Stay tuned for another “behind the scenes” video blog coming soon, but in the meantime, here are some more production photos from the first day of shooting: