Avengers: Endgame Trivia #82: Both Infinity War and Endgame were Marvel’s one of the longest films. Former stands at the total duration of 2 hours 40 minutes and the latter clocks in at 3 hours 2 minutes. But, did you know there were hours of more footage of both the films?
When a director shoots the entire film, it’s the editor’s job to synchronize with him and filter out just the best portions. But, what will you do when you’ve 900 hours of outstanding footage? Well, editors of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, Jeffrey Ford and Matthew Schmidt could give you a perfect reply for the same.
The makers took over a year to shoot for both the films and also many months to reshoot various sequences. You didn’t see the films until they were masterfully crafted. But this made them go home with over 900 hours of shooting footage.
Writers Jeffrey Ford and Matthew Schmidt went in to edit the film on real-time. As both of them were editing the film, Schmidt started working on the first cut of Avengers: Endgame simultaneously while filming.
Jeffrey Ford was quoted by Business Insider saying, “We were cutting every day, we were refining, we were figuring out what we were going to reshoot, figuring out what we had to finish. It was a constant state of pre-production, production and post-production all at the same time for almost a year straight.”
He also added, “And then when we finished that year of insanity we went right into an absolutely hellish, almost impossible post-production period that lasted from January to April when we delivered Infinity War, and that was one of the most intense periods of filmmaking I ever experienced, and I have worked on some crazy movies.”