This is kind of a fun question and forgive me if it's not necessarily relevant to sound design:
But, I'm going to ask it anyway!
Have you ever missed or gone over the deadline for Television or Film?
I hear horror stories about a Sports post production facility that the guy had to run the tapes down the hall within 10 seconds before airing on live television.
What are some of your stories like that? Ever been in the eleventh hour and barely finished the mix that someone had to rush to the airport on time?
I'm very curious.
What happens if you do miss a deadline? What would happen if the newest episode of Sponge-Bob Square-Pants doesn't get done in time for broadcast?
For that matter, what would happen if a post production team on a film doesn't make their deadline?
I was fascinated by the Lord of the Rings trilogy and everything that happened with them on getting their movies done on time. I think they finished Return of the King on a Wednesday and the film premiered on a Friday?
Thinking about it, I guess it would be impossible because anything that goes on the air has to be checked first by someone to ensure there is no profanity etc. Right? But then again, that's why I'm asking this question - because I don't have a clue!!!
Thanks - Ryan