I like zombie pics as much as the next guy and yes they are the hot thing right now, but editing your friend’s zombie short that he shot on his 7D in some abandoned shipyard or building and cut on FCPX, or if we’re lucky Premiere, doesn’t make you an experienced editor. Especially if that is ALL YOU HAVE outside of school. Please don’t be offended if I think you’d make a better assistant editor.
Paul Thomas Anderson shunned more modern forms of post-production editing for the film, and instead had his editor cut the film the old-fashioned way: with a pair of scissors.
If I had a Twitter account I’d tweet that Deadliest Catch constantly posting viewers tweets on the bottom third of the screen is really FUCKING distracting!!!
Producer: (calls me while at another job) Do you think you can come in right now and work on a sizzle reel for us?
Me: Right now? No, I’m working.
Producer: But we have money riding on this reel.
Me: I have money riding on THIS job.
I did go in later that night though and worked on it until the network said it wasn’t necessary. The show did get picked up.