A Life in the Day of a Splicer: Elizabeth Maj — Splice

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Amidst the Coronavirus lockdown we have entered a new reality - one where working from home has been made easy and effortless by video calls, online approval systems & remote workstation access.  This month we interviewed Elizabeth, our Senior Post-Producer, who tells us how she runs the post production world, whilst barefoot, from her home office.

My alarm goes off…

In this new world I've not actually been bothering with an alarm, it's great! I wake up around 7/7:30, do a home work-out, shower, then sit down to start working a bit earlier than usual .

I’m responsible for…
I'm essentially a post-production midwife! The channel and the production company are making a telly baby, so once it's been filmed it's my job to project manage it through the edit, final post and then eventually get it delivered!

I find the current situation…
At first I found working from home quite frustrating but I'm in a good rhythm now. My boyfriend is an editor at another company but now we both spend each day making TV from our dining table. It's a new weird reality but we're really enjoying it and I'm just so thankful we can still work.

I got my job…
I had always heard brilliant things about Splice, so when I was approached by Splice last summer I was thrilled. I love the vibe here, the people, the work we produce, and I live close by so that's another big bonus.

My most memorable work moment…
I've been very fortunate to have been on set for the filming of some amazing shows like Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off (Mary Berry era) but my most memorable moment was having Bryan Cranston in for a voice over. Purely coincidentally I'd recently started watching Breaking Bad for the second time and then just a few days later I was shaking hands with Walter White! It was amazing.

The worst part of my job…

It's an incredibly busy role being a Post Producer, which I genuinely do love, but you manage multiple projects at any one time and as the main point of contact for each, you're in high demand! Definitely not a typical Monday to Friday, 9-5. (Although that would just be boring!!)

The best part of my job…
I love the satisfaction of getting a show delivered after months of working on it, and then seeing it go out in all it's glory knowing how hard everyone worked on it. It's a cliche but it's such a team effort and I love being a part of that.

If I wasn't a Post Producer, I'd...
In a dream world? I'd be Beyonce's dance captain.
 
The current situation has taught me...
That everything is fragile and not to take anything for granted! I'm incredibly grateful for my health and each day of employment.