Faced with a tight editing schedule, editor
The team relied on the industry's preeminent editing system, Avid Media Composer® | Software (part of the Avid Artist Suite). According to Plisco, Media Composer's data management capabilities were critical to the success of this collaborative workflow.
While Houdini is a periodpiece, the network, producers and director wanted a contemporary feel to attract younger audiences. Edel gave the editors freedom to experiment with different cutting patterns. "This Houdini is more of a psychological thriller, so we used jump cutting, freeze frames, and contemporary sound and music to give an edginess to a classic story," explained Plisco. "I've used Media Composer since it first came out, as it gives you much more creative freedom. It allows you to store so many different versions, which is important when experimenting with different styles."
Plisco and her team had to create a longer version of the miniseries for the international market. Relying on the speed and flexibility of Media Composer, they changed the sound, music and cutting style, and added an additional 16 minutes of footage and visual effects that were then scored, mixed and conformed.
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