The editing room is not a dead cold place. I take it back. It gets a little drafty sometimes, especially when someone leaves the door open. Winter is indeed coming, but autumn leaves still cover our path as far as the eye can see. I’m currently editing the first three episodes of Reação Espontânea. Oh, right, I haven’t told you, yet. Ciência Hoje has finally got a new name, it’s going to be called Reação Espontânea, or Spontaneous Reaction, if you will. But don’t worry we won’t be burning anyone up.
Editing is going smoothly, however there are still a few episodes awaiting some material that will be shot over the next few weeks. In spite of this, we’re still running a little ahead of schedule.
As for 1+1, we seem to have hit a little snafu. Due to some technical issues with one of the cameras we’ve used, we’ll have to reshoot one episode and a few scenes from two other episodes. The actors will be called back on November 3rd for a two day weekend-long intensive reshooting. The rest of the episodes are already being edited and are going into post-production in a few weeks. For now you can follow all new developments at 1+1’s facebook page. We’ve got a fresh new logo and everything!
Until we meet again
It seems as though the closer I get to the end of this post the sadder the theme gets. I’ve just found out that the University of Porto (UP) is pulling the plug on JPR, my college web radio. I collaborated with JPR for over two years, both as a journalist and as the host for two podcasts (Porto Sonoro and 4.º Árbitro). Not all is without hope. JPR won’t be completely tuned out, it will merge with JPN, UP’s online newspaper. I guess this merger will, somehow, be more cost-effective, however it saddens me to see a big part of my college experience being treated in such a way.
JPR, I hope someday you’ll find a way to be reborn as a better version of your former self, until then: Goodnight, sleep tight, old friend!