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118 – Coming to terms with a difficult decision

So, um… scratch almost everything I wrote in that last entry. I received the cut from the other editor, watched it, and immediately determined that I needed to do a page one, scene one recut of the entire show. Scrap … Continue reading

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Day 105 – Random Thoughts Courtesy of Unemployment

Unemployment is boring. It is really similar to a vacation, but the uncertainty factor makes it much less fun. I appreciate having time to do a few things around the house, but I don’t like not knowing when I’ll be … Continue reading

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Day 102 – Verbal Surgery

I’m chopping and slicing; trimming and slipping; swapping and replacing. Doing whatever I can to amp up the energy in the last two scenes of my current Ghost case. These were originally cut by the other editor, and while she … Continue reading

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Day Seventy – A Life Less Chaotic

A place for everything and everything in its place. I’m not sure who came up with this mantra, but it is important in life as well as in the cutting room. As I grow older and time passes by I, … Continue reading

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Day Sixty-six – A Speedy Give and Take

I’m starting on a new case today. This is a short one and will only end up being a half episode. That is good because we start our two week winter break next Friday. In order to get this case … Continue reading

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Day Sixty-five – Editing, It’s No Joke

A jokey comment from Twitter has me thinking about being an editor. This comes courtesy of Kylee Wall, “Some days you edit stuff and take a step back and look at it and think ‘yep, I shoulda been an accountant.’” … Continue reading

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Day Nine – Editquette

Editing etiquette. This comes up from time to time on Twitter. I’m suddenly compelled to mention it because I am currently editing in a large facility with row upon row of cutting rooms. I’m in the corner room in a … Continue reading

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