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M OT I O N P I CTU R E S O U N D E D I TO R S I 25 them, right? We did Ozark and Saul literally at the same time. It's hard to explain to people. They see it superficially, but when you really get into the details, they take a lot of work and take a lot out of you. To do two shows like that at the same time is a lot of hard work. Luckily with the pandemic, things ended up working out well. They ended up staggering. They both stopped, then they ended up spreading apart and we did them one at a time, which was a great luxury because we had time to breathe and really go through a show, versus trying to do all that work in a 24-hour period. APK: I don't know what you guys think, but I'm kind of enjoying the pace during the pandemic. NF: I'm with you on this. A big sigh of relief. APK: It's the same amount of work, but you can moderate it a little bit and break it up. I'll go on a long walk for lunch and work maybe until 5 p.m., and then pick it up the next day. On these types of shows I'm used to a slog, like starting in the morning and working hours later into the night. It takes a lot. NF: Speaking of that, Fargo was originally supposed to air in April 2020 and we were going to be right up against air all the way through until we finished. It was supposed to finish airing in June 2020. When the pandemic hit, I had only finished episodes one and two. Three we had mixed and they were doing reshoots, and four, they were doing reshoots for. We were sweating bullets thinking, "How are we going to do these two shows on this schedule?" Then the pandemic hit and everything shut down. They were debating what to do. Were they going to release half a season, and then come back and finish the second half later? We had eight episodes in the can, so would they just air those eight episodes and then the last two later? They evaluated everything and we were off for about a month and a half, two months. Then they decided that if we get an opportunity, let's go in and finish shooting. They had about two weeks left of filming for episodes nine and ten. They would hold production and we would do all the editorial, as much as we could through the shutdown, and then they would finish shooting and move toward finishing the last two episodes. That gave us a lot more time to go through the shows. We had time to do the re-cuts. We got the newer episodes, which were five, six, Jessie Buckley as Nurse Oraetta Mayflower. Copyright 2020, FX Networks. All Rights Reserved.

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