Art | 8th July 2016 05:06 (33 weeks ago)
Hi Cheryl (Is it okay if I call you that?) I remember you saying that you have an interest in film editing. And you are right - digital editing in modern computers is a breeze compared to what it must have been like to cut and splice. I work with film quite a bit, but the days of cutting and splicing are over - film is downloaded to a computer, edited, then uploaded back to film. Easy.
Okay - biggest ongoing challenge as SLS editor - hands down, it's continuity. Dave will stop the action to give a direction. He tells the model not to move, but of course they do. It is impossible not to. So I deal with footage where (for example), the model is on the bed with his left hand behind his head, and when Dave resumes the action, the model now has his right hand behind his head. Or Dave is spanking a guy and has his hand on the model's ear - then he stops to adjust the camera and when he resumes the action he has his hand on the guy's back. Or Dave is doing some dialogue and decides to do it again - but since there is no script, he words it in a way that doesn't work with what was said before, so I have problems getting the two pieces of dialogue to sound like they belong together.
Actually I sound like I'm complaining, but actually the challenges are what I love - and solving them so you as the viewer don't know it happened is very rewarding.