... that feels like it's never going to end or that it just can't be done.
Then, when you finally finish... you realize you just totally crushed it and you hear angels singing Leonard Cohen's "Hallejula"?
I just had one of those moments on an ADR project that took 8 weeks of about 20 hours a week (Dialog editing is one of my weak spots since I mostly prefer sound design and mixing). The original location recording had several different types of major broadband noise and static spikes and volume jumps all through out it (completely unusable). Unfortunately the scene was 13m long and was wall to wall dialog. I had to do the adr, sync, foley, then do NR, editing and mix. Unfortunately for me I undercharged and that made me less enthusiastic to tackle it once I realized how deep I got myself in. It eventually became a mission just to see if I could get it done.
I finally did it and man, does it feel good. It's nice to know you can move those mountains if you keep your nose to the grindstone and resist the temptation to give up.
I thought I'd bring it up, maybe see if you guys have any similar stories so hopefully we can all remember that we can accomplish anything if we set our hearts and minds to it.
Here's to those moments!