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On 21, Oct 2014 | No Comments | In Editing, Low Budget Filmmaking, Production | By vashi

directed by Ric Roman Waugh


THAT WHICH I LOVE DESTROYS ME is a documentary film focusing on PTSD that I edited for director Ric Roman Waugh. On October 25th 2014, The Austin Film Festival hosted the first public screening of the film.

You can find out more here.

On July 10th the film screened at the US Capitol Building in Washington D.C. for all of Congress and a group of Wounded Warriors. TWILDM was shot over 5 years and follows two special forces soldiers who struggle with PTSD as they reintegrate back into society.
Interview with director Ric Roman Waugh:




I edited this project entirely in Adobe Premiere Pro and exported the Blu Ray and back up h.264 file with the new 8.1 update for delivery to The Austin Film Festival. I also created a DCP straight out of Premiere Pro and ran the Quality Control at DELUXE in Burbank.


The DCP was tested at Deluxe Lab in Burbank

The legendary DELUXE approved the DCP


Last year, this DCP export would have cost thousands of dollars…but now it’s a simple click to export. You could literally pay for one month of The Creative Cloud (if you don’t use it already) and export any project into the industry standard digital projection format.


The DCP export screen from Premiere Pro CC

The DCP export from Adobe Premiere Pro and Media Encoder


I spent 14 months editing with director Ric Roman Waugh. We had hundreds of hours of footage from over 9 different camera formats and codecs. All of this was done natively in Premiere Pro with no transcoding. The final locked picture edit was the 46th version of the ever evolving story we strove to tell.

There is no greater feeling for a film editor than to announce that “the film is locked”. The next announcement is “Hand me an adult beverage…I’m going to bed”. Here’s what the final timeline looked like on the day we locked.


the final timeline of TWILDM

Version 46: The timeline on the day we locked the film





THAT WHICH I LOVE DESTROYS ME will have it’s TV premiere
on November 11th 2014 on PIVOT TV.

PARTICIPANT MEDIA purchased the film and it will have a theatrical release in 2015.


Vashi editing the documentary

14 months of editing until I locked picture on TWILDM


Until next time…


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