Season 2 ‘ The Fix’ Part 7

by Nathan Stout (of

Welcome to the seventh part of the According To Whim Season 2 ‘Fix’. The editing I have been doing is in an attempt to rebuild Episodes 3, 4, 5, and 6 of our public access television show: According To Whim (Season 2). Season 3 Episode 1 was also lost so I have included it as well.

After a rip-roaring start to the whole project I took some time off (weather it was intentional or not). A month or so has passed and I have gotten back on the wagon to fixing Season 2. After reviewing all tapes (I could find) and working on Episode 3 my plan was to continue on with the re-edits.

I had this gnawing feeling that I was missing some tapes though. There were several scenes that we shot that I am 80-90% sure I never recorded over (but that I can’t find). My suspicion is that I either dropped a tape behind something, left it in a closet or cabinet somewhere, or gave it to Chris or Miguel to use or encode or something. Some of that missing footage was shot waaaaaay later and I don’t see any time in which I would have needed to reuse tapes. I have had a surplus for quite some time now. I only ever reused tapes when I just HAD to have something right that moment and even then I believe it was only during the initial Season 2 shoot.

After much cleaning and searching I still have not found any lost tapes lurking in the couch (yes I looked there too). I have decided to push forward and just consider those scenes completely lost and in need of a reshoot.

There are about 8 scenes that we shot and will need to reshoot. The biggest ones are the last Chris/Miguel conversation at the Fort Worth Water Gardens as well as the next to the last scene of the show where Nathan and Chris meet in the Front Yard of the house and reconcile. I basically dumped all the scenes into Premier and matched the missing pieces to the script.

My next step will be to continue the editing process and narrow down the scenes and bits to reshoot. It is getting to be that time of year again that will match the original shoot (nature wise) so by the time I am ready to reshoot the shots will match up fairly well.

Season 2 – before the EVENT, being frustrated

Then… The EVENT!

THE EVENT – Click here for First Post
THE EVENT – Click here for Update #2
THE EVENT – Click here for Update #3
THE EVENT – Click here for Update #4
THE EVENT – Click here for Update #5
THE EVENT – Click here for Final Update #6

Then… the Fix!

Season 2 ‘Fix’ Part 1 – A plan
Season 2 ‘Fix’ Part 2 – Reviewing tapes for lost footage
Season 2 ‘Fix’ Part 3 – That tape that won me $500
Season 2 ‘Fix’ Part 4 – 5 more tapes with stuff on them
Season 2 ‘Fix’ Part 5 – More tapes reviewed for missing junk
Season 2 ‘Fix’ Part 6 – Final tape review. Why o why did I reuse tapes?!
Season 2 ‘Fix’ Part 7 – Only 8 scenes missing.. shoot me already
Season 2 ‘Fix’ Part 8 – The anatomy of editing a scene
Season 2 ‘Fix’ Part 9 – Jonathan and the very noisy park
Season 2 ‘Fix’ Part 10 – Lucky find
Season 2 ‘Fix’ Part 11 – A long time coming
Additional Fix Post 1 – Filling in the gaps
Additional Fix Post 2 – Paul Tygers mows as he goes
Additional Fix Post 3 – The final count of lost scenes 
Additional Fix Post 4 – Impromptu day of shooting
Additional Fix Post 5 – Reshoots and pickups 

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