A show I edited premiered last night in prime time.
Today after being told by the E.P. how happy he was with my cut I gave my two week notice.
Talk about a strange turn of events.
There was a multicolored giant smear on the lens of the camera well within action and title safe.
Editor: This stuff is unusable.
Producer: You can’t just use an effect to take care if it?
Editor: No, it doesn’t work that way. How did (the DP) not see that in the view finder?
Producer: He wasn’t there that day.
Editor: Who was shooting?
Producer: I don’t know. Some dude.
The assistant editor here, where I’m working, just places tapes from layoffs he’s messed up on the shelf and grabs a new tape rather than just REWINDING the tape and starting again. I learned this the hard way, three times today.
Producer (to me): So we’re at the location (in Atlanta) and the swimming pool in the shot was now dirty and I bring that up to (the E.P.) and she says “don’t worry, that can be color corrected by (me).”
I like to think I’m good but WTF man!
It really irritates me when I see companies looking for “interns” when what they really want is nothing more than FREE work. It REALLY irritates me when it’s a company that’s mission statement says it’s dedicated to helping the poor. Really, certain company that’s offices are located in San Francisco and can afford rent but can’t afford to pay someone for their work?
I love NAB for all the new products. I hate NAB for all the emails announcing all the new products.
I just spent the past two days driving nearly a thousand miles to my in-laws’ house and the first, FIRST, thing I see on TV when we get there is a commercial I graded, for a pain in the ass client, that doesn’t air near me.
Now Dr. Feelgood is playing. I’m never leaving.