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August 30, 2006
'IDLEWILD': CUTTING A FILM'S MUSIC SEQUENCES The film is set against the backdrop of a 1930s southern speakeasy. Idlewild explores the lives of Percival (Benjamin), the club's shy piano player, and Rooster (Patton), the club's showy lead performer and manager. The cast includes a number of notable performers from the film and music industries. Also featured are new songs from OutKast's forthcoming album, "Idlewild."

In addition to the film's music sequences, Checel cut the film's title sequence, working hand-in-hand with both Barber and DJ Swiff from Outkast. He also created various transitions throughout the film, along with the OutKast music video Morris Brown (pictured), an effects-driven piece that places the band in fantastic and fanciful locations. Checel edited much of the video via his laptop at the effects company Moneyshots.

Dialogue sequences within the feature were cut by film editor Anne Gousard.