One of the other advantages to working with [editor] George Folsey Jr. is that he’s always working, and has great contacts at every studio. Right before “Hostel: Part II,” George cut a kids movie for Warner Bros. called “Unaccompanied Minors,” so he had all his editing machines set up on the Warner lot. Instead of moving to a new place, Warner Bros. just let us stay in the editing rooms, since no one else was scheduled to move into those rooms for a few months.
Warner Bros. has a beautiful, beautiful lot, and every day that I go to work, it feels like something out of “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” or the beginning of “Ed Wood.” I see directors like Chris Nolan and Zack Snyder around, and I’m editing next door to Wolfgang Petersen, who’s editing his director’s cut DVD of “Troy.” (That’s right, I get to share the same bathroom as Wolfgang Petersen. Kinda awesome. )
But the best thing about working on the Warner lot, by far, is that we have our own golf cart. I couldn’t believe it when I first saw it. I mean, I have a thing for golf carts anyway, but to have my own golf cart on a movie lot…this was a dream come true. I ride around in that cart all the time. I have absolutely no idea what we could ever possibly use it for, except for giving tours to friends when they come to visit me in the editing room. I ride all over the lot, looking at the different shows and movies shooting, and usually wind up getting lost or stuck in a dead end somewhere around Joel Silver’s company. There’s a nice small-town America back-lot where I like to drive to, with fake stores and a fake school and everything. It’s so cool. And somewhere in between the coffee drinking and golf cart rides, I have to edit the movie.
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