A Drummer’s Dream

I played a very small part in John Walker’s documentary, A Drummer’s Dream. I was the assistant editor, which sometimes means something, but in this case all I did was digitize the footage. I haven’t seen “A Drummer’s Dream” yet, but I’m curious to see how it turned out because I had to view all raw footage that went into the making of the film. I know what they had to work with to create a narrative, a story and a mood that would draw an audience in. I’m usually impressed by what can be accomplished in the editing room (and especially in the sound mix).

Can someone order the DVD and watch the credits closely and let me know if my name shows up anywhere? I wouldn’t be surprised if my name is missing from the credits. Assistant editors, even when they’re doing a hell of a lot more than digitizing, don’t get much respect. (This gig was probably the last time I worked as an assistant editor.) Nevertheless, it looks like a good flick and my brief experience working on it was enjoyable.

About Phillip

Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John’s, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.

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