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Editing, Shoots and Council Tax

Editing for any website, at times, can be a difficult thing. You have to manage a polished sequence with half the resources (if not less) of a linear team and much, much less time.

This week was a good example of this and for those of you that read my other Blog entries, you’ll know the fun it brought.

A video to accompany the adventure is now available*

*Please read in an advertising VO style for this to have full impact.

Next Shoot… looks like I shall be interviewing two contestants from SYTYCD if the contract with the location all goes according to plan.

At the moment they want a deposit up front and we don’t usually work that way round.

The two people I am interviewing only have an hour to film with and there’s no point in dragging them across London for such a short time. Also they are rehearsing all so it’ll just needlessly tire them out.

Hopefully it will get sorted tomorrow and I shall be able to get these interviews. Otherwise I may have to wait until next week.

The Risk Assessment was signed off today for the shoot which is good.

Meanwhile I am going to collect the kit tomorrow so I can check through it My AVID editing stationbefore I head to location and it’s back to the editing station so I can complete the judge comment mash-up.

And in unrelated and boring news, I also have to pay my council tax first thing tomorrow morning woohoo!

60 Second Recap… Screeeeeech!

The 60 Second Recap that I produce for So You Think You Can Dance came to a sudden stop today after the TX tape wasn’t available for me to use… sorry for everyone who expects to see it on a Monday but it shall be published tomorrow.

The day began like any other Monday I have encountered the past 6 weeks.

7:45am
Get to the office so I can digitise any tapes. Also write up Voice Over script for the 60 Second Recap.

9:00am
Leave the office to travel to Clear Cut Sound Studio near Soho Square… get off the tube at Tottenham Court Road and walk a little up the road. Although this morning I ended up taking the wrong turn and ending up a few streets over to where I was supposed to me.

Thinking about it, I should have known about the day I was about to have when this happened

10:00am = 11:00am
Record the Voice Over with Danny Nutt (the artist) and Malcom (the sound engineer). Once it has all been recorded we wait for the CD to burn.

 At this time in a morning I am sure I bore (or scare) the life out of Malcom, talking about whatever random things pop in to my head after such a hectic morning.

11:00am
Run back to the office to find post production people had arrived in (woohoo). Tapes were no where to be seen (uh-oh).

It’s at this point when the day seems to trail off in to a collection of, getting a tape, not getting a tape, not finding the correct tape, not having any tapes, checking my Twitter account (obviously), back to finding the tape, there’s nothing on this tape, no tape, forget the tape, go home.

I shall return tomorrow morning to continue the fight with the TX tape and the attack of the Time Management.

I hear from myths and legends (also known as email) the tape is ready for me to pick up first thing.

We’ll just see about that!

Mwah-hahahahahaha