AFI Dallas International Film Festival and Confidence Bay Mobile Edit Suite Bring Red-Carpet Coverage

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Celebrity Interviews hosted and edited by unique rolling edit suite

Confidence Bay, the state of the art mobile HD edit suite, was in attendance at the first annual AFI DALLAS International Film Festival hosting interviews and editing footage from the red-carpet event.

The new film festival brought Hollywood to Texas with stars like Lauren Bacall and filmmakers like Sydney Pollack and Bill Paxton in attendance. AFI Dallas presented Star Awards to Bacall and Gregory Peck, among others.

AFI needed their footage very quickly, so Confidence Bay met their needs by editing on location, rolling their 35 foot RV right up to the festival office.

Doubling as studio space, Confidence Bay hosted interviews with Golden Globe nominee Lou Diamond Phillips and Ron Livingston (Office Space, Sex in the City, Stand Off).

Confidence Bay's Michael Weis explains the benefits of editing on location. "We make digital production better, faster and cheaper."

"It's better because your editor edits your footage on location. There's no loss of communication. You're not taking a box of tapes and shipping them to your post house. You're logging, clipping and checking your footage on the spot".

It's faster because there is no down-time. You edit while you shoot, and you can have a rough cut ready to go by the time you wrap.

Weis note that "While all of these reasons make it cheaper, one stands out. With more eyes on more footage more of the time, your re-shoots are drastically reduced, and the mistakes are found and corrected before the crew goes home."

The Bay is designed to be comfortable. Between takes, chief technical officer Sam Crutsinger explained "There's 300 square feet of usable office space, leather sofa, private bathroom, and digital projector visible from both inside and outside the vehicle."

He added, "We kept our concept very simple. We give our clients more than just a better bottom line. We give them a workspace that builds a real sense of confidence."


Christine Thompson, Publicist

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