Working in the editing suites requires working with the server. Unfortunately, it seems we’ve managed to literally undo our good work, opening our project up to reveal it had reverted to an older cut, along with the backup. It means our rough cut is rougher than we would like, having to put it back together in a little over an hour.
However, the reaction from the rough screening was mostly positive and the feedback was very useful, highlighting potentially confusing moments as well as areas that could be cut down or cleaned up. It’s so hard to view your own work with fresh eyes, so sharing it at the start of the process for others to critique makes the process so much easier.
While we still aren’t sure what caused our file problem, we’re going to be much more careful from now on, and keep extra backups.