In honor of the “pink dot” footage I posted about earlier.
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.
Ye Old Tug O War
via Theo Maximilian Goble on facebook
I just got FCPX and some training videos for it last week.
I’m sure you were told to “get to work, you’ve got a deadline”. Besides, what’s the worst that could happen.
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.
|—||Audio mixer about the bad recording we sent him|
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?