I've been waiting for a CalDigit Super Share to make my new life as an editor easier. It hasn't arrived, but should any day...
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Life as an editor? It's my role now take off the Director's hat and put on the Editor's. The Director had a fantasy about what the project should be - the characters, locations, shots, emotions, and adventures that he wants to take the viewer through. The Editor is a realist, he says what do we actually have shot? Did we get a shot of a shopper blooding another shopper with brass knuckles? No. He destroys fantasy with reality. And simply knowing that fact, empowers him to enhance and embolden the story that was shot, unfettered by the fantasies of the Director.
So, what's this Super Share? Basically it's a way to edit with the whole feature film on local storage with online access. This means that, as an editor, I can pull from any part of the project without having to transfer files back and forth a remote server or juggle a bunch of external hard drives. In terms of story, it means I will be able to edit without having to be bothered with many technical issues during the process, allowing for the full focus to be on story development.
Well, the CalDigit Super Share keeps getting delayed so I haven't started the edit yet. But, I'm the Editor now, not Director. What should I do? As editor, out goes fantasy and in comes reality. I'll start the edit without the #&$*%@%# CalDigit Super Share Infinity 2000 Turbo XL!! Stay posted for an update tomorrow.
Posted by Leif Ramsey at 3:14 PM