Somebody shoot me!! oyyyyy – well the goal of getting through all 4 hours of saturday’s multi-cam footage didn’t happen – by midnight – I had had enough – so after 30 minutes – I left the rest for today….so from 10am to 2pm – I went through the remaining saturday footage switching camera shots…..long, tedious and fighting the 1000 yard stare —- staring at a computer screen for 4 hours will drive you nuts especially when there is a ton of stuff that won’t be used in the final product.
So I wrapped it up by 2:10pm or so and I went through one of the fastest drop edits I have ever done. Since I was pretty annoyed right now….I flew through the timeline in 20 minutes dropping all of the crap out (normally I make my workable file then edit but I wanted the initial edit done NOW) – so I was dropping crap like a hot potato….contestants not ready yet – DROP, hurricane telling an ad because someone did not have their prop on stage, DROP – crowd won’t shut up during Q & A, DROP DROP DROP – flying through the time line cutting out all manner of nonsense. My next update will tell you what I cut the timeline down too…how much you want to bet I shaved off a hour or more useless banter off???
I am exporting my workable file now (that’s the file I will use to create my graphics, titles, opening montage, etc – not to mention closing all of the gaps where I dropped stuff) – once my workable file is done – I will create another sequence and start putting the final touches and graphics done – probably another good 2 to 3 hours of work maybe more depending on how creative I intent to make it.
For now while my file is exporting – I need an energy drink or two or three…..