As the supervising producer for APEX: the Story of the Hypercar, my focus was to keep the team organized and to maintain forward progress. The majority of editing was done during four-week long edit sessions in which the entire team would stay under one roof and work on the film. I quickly realized that there were only a few essentials needed to keep the team going: food, beer, & post-it notes. Since we had one master file, we had to work on the project in shifts. To make the most of our week, we had about 3 - 4 shifts lasting 6-8 hours each. During these shifts, each editor would have specific chapters and specific tasks that they would focus on. We found post-it notes to be essential to our organization and creative process. At the end of each shift, we’d leave a post-it note on the screen to notify the next editor the latest version of the project file. Post-its also came into play when figuring out the overall structure and flow of the movie. We’d regularly look at the structure to see how we transition and connect one chapter to the next.
Written by Kathy Gaccione, Supervising Producer, as part of our weekly behind the scenes look into how APEX: The Story of the Hypercar was produced.