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Do you do anything else while editing videos?

Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2005, 3:20am

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I eat junk food. >_> <_<

Do you do a small activity to keep you somewhat relax or comfortable while editing videos or any other sort of tedious work?
Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2005, 3:32am

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I do a few things. When i am just capturing and doing a rough edit I listen to music. Other than that, during any stage, I too eat junk food, doodle (during rendering parts or breaks,) and other stuff. If I have long boring jobs lke rotoscoping I "watch" TV. I really only listen to the TV though. ( I like these kind of topics. +1)
Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2005, 4:17am

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I would like to say that I do other things whilst editing...But truth be told, I don't. Typically when I edit a project, I completely obsess. I will sit in my room in front of my computer, for about 3-8 hours at a time, with no breaks. Haha. I get super into it, and I pretty much don't respond to anyone in my family or even come to breakfast, lunch, or dinner...

This is, of course, if I am into what im working on. Sometimes, very rarely, I will talk to a few chums on the internet during the editing process, but usually not.

Nice thread.
Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2005, 4:23am

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Listen to music sometimes if im not doing sound editing (obviously). Talk to people on aim, not always cuase sometimes i get annouyed feeling like random convos are wasting precious editing. Ususally i wont leave my room, and end up fiddling with random objects, chewing some plastic airsoft bbs on my desk, using my cpu as a foot rest and playing with the wires with my feet, then i accidently pull out the powercord and then COMPLETELY FLIP OUT CAUSE I LOST ALL MY HARD WORK 4 TIMES IN A ROW. (a autosave/autorecover feature would be nice in effects lab for people like me hehe)
Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2005, 5:10am

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If you have a desk with an empty back, put a piece of wood that matches the color of the desk in front of the wires, but behind the desk to cover 'em up. This makes the desk area much safer and will prevent unplugs of any kind.
Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2005, 5:29am

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I usually shut off all music etc while editing, cause i find it very distracting and disturbs the flow of the edit im trying to do. I usually have my ancient computer running that can basically only run aim and the internet during capturing phases, and I usually like to order a pizza while im having everything captured, I dunno, habit I guess. Uh... I usually don't eat much, cause I really get distracted, and i find distractions usually lead to sloppy or quick decisions, which I try to avoid. Other than that I just surf the net while wating for stuff to render, etc.
Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2005, 5:32am

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when working on any editing that does't require me to listen to something (like adding muzzle flashes) i listen to music. Then I look back and I've gone through 5 albums and haven't finished an effect yet! I'm always on AIM so that too and I don't eat at my computer. Who really wants to screw it up with food crap? tard
Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2005, 5:48am

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I eat and chain smoke when I edit....


Yea, editing tends to be stressful for me, because I usually am trying to make a deadline that comes up wayyyy too fast.
Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2005, 7:56am

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I usuallly listen to a soundtrack relating to the type of movie im editing. Sound editing takes so much concentration i usually just focus soley on that with nothing else happening. Editing only becomes stressful when i have too many good angles to play with, and not enough spaces to use them.
Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2005, 8:33am

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Sometimes I will talk to people over IM when I'm editing. If I get into a situation where I just can't decide on what to do with something I'll usually ask around to my friends on what they think looks better. However, I usually will only want to talk with a few people, because too many convos makes me lose track of what I'm doing, there are too many interruptions.

I can't listen to music when I'm editing with sound, it just doesn't work.

One of my favorite things to do whilst editing is to go back and replay what I've edited already from the beginning, it gets me more excited and into what I'm doing.

One word:
Bananas! biggrin

Most of time though, I'll just totally exclude myself from everything else, and do some intense hardcore editing. I cease to exist to the outer world, and I'm only part of the movie itself. Thats when the magic really happens.

Ahhh the good times smile .
Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2005, 9:39am

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I'm a pretty slow editor, take my time and dont rush anything if I dont have a deadline. So I pretty much do a couple of shots then go out do something else, I only sit in a long period for the first cut.
I tend to lissen to music which is in the same mood as the film, much soundtracks. Other then then I often got myself some water or juice and sit back and relax.
Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2005, 9:54am

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Yeah, like Andreas I drink juice. I bring tons of cartons to my pc & drink straight out of them. A pot of gourmet jelly beans from Blockbusters are also something I tend to indulge in during an edit. I love music but I listen to hardly any during an edit, only songs from the movie, but I do usually have the news on radio & tv running in the background. I also chat on msn, keeps the boredom away especially during renders.
Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2005, 2:05pm

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At ls:tv, we've got in the habbit of drinking a lot while we're editing too -

But because the bar is literally ten seconds walk away from the editing computer, many of those tend to be of the cheap, alcoholic kind biggrin

Infact, there's a sign on the editing computer that used to read "Never edit under the influence of Strongbow", though it's been changed to say "ALWAYS edit under the influence of Strongbow".

Heh, maybe that's our secret to award winning TV and film?

Other than that, I'm a big fan of having a co-editor or director with you, so you can bounce ideas off them. Not only does it, for me at least, provide you with feedback on what's going on, and an extra perspective, it's also a good boredom-buster, being able to chat while it's rendering smile

Cheers,
Arktic.
Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2005, 2:44pm

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I'm rather profecient at multi-tasking I'd say so I could be doing a variety of things while editing.

Listening to music, talking online, surfing, eating, drinking, playing guitar.

I enjoy company to bounce off ideas, but the way i work is a invision something and then i get right to it so the other person may be sitting there forl ike 15 minutes without me saying a word. I can see it getting annoying for them.
Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2005, 11:30pm

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AcjPictures wrote:

I'm always on AIM so that too and I don't eat at my computer. Who really wants to screw it up with food crap? tard
I know what you mean but I can't stop eating cookies and soda at the computer desk, despite having a broken CTRL key due to a pepsi spill. >_>
Posted: Wed, 13th Jul 2005, 12:28am

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I used a notebook for primary editing until recently, and I'd find that while i was capturing I'd make some ramen noodles and go down to the supermercado and buy as many mexican pastries as I could get for a dollar. (Like 4 or 5) Then as I start rough editing I turn on some MJ on my iPod and moonwalk my way around my house holding my notebook and stopping in different rooms only for so often before I was up again listening to "Billie Jean".


Now, however, I turn on a DVD similar to the theme of whatever I'm editing, and get lots of juice like Andreas and Mel. Then, pretzels, which make me thirsty, which makes me drink juice, which makes me wanna get down to business. (Which, I guess is kinda weird.)
Posted: Wed, 13th Jul 2005, 12:56am

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Arktic wrote:

Other than that, I'm a big fan of having a co-editor or director with you, so you can bounce ideas off them. Not only does it, for me at least, provide you with feedback on what's going on, and an extra perspective, it's also a good boredom-buster, being able to chat while it's rendering smile
It's nice to have a studio of 3 people. You are almost always with another person. You can take shifts and stuff... Other than that, I listen to music
Posted: Wed, 13th Jul 2005, 1:26am

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[quote="Skellington"]

AcjPictures wrote:

I know what you mean but I can't stop eating cookies and soda at the computer desk, despite having a broken CTRL key due to a pepsi spill. >_>
Just as i read that, i glanced over at my waterbottle. it was empty. i got scared for a second.
Posted: Wed, 13th Jul 2005, 2:06am

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[quote="Cypher"]

Skellington wrote:

AcjPictures wrote:

I know what you mean but I can't stop eating cookies and soda at the computer desk, despite having a broken CTRL key due to a pepsi spill. >_>
Just as i read that, i glanced over at my waterbottle. it was empty. i got scared for a second.
That it had killed itself? smile

Editing, the work of champions






who dont have anything better to do.

I love it.
Posted: Wed, 13th Jul 2005, 2:19am

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atom wrote:

I used a notebook for primary editing until recently, and I'd find that while i was capturing I'd make some ramen noodles and go down to the supermercado and buy as many mexican pastries as I could get for a dollar.
I too eat ramen. smile
Posted: Wed, 13th Jul 2005, 3:05am

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I drink tea from a box. Mmmm. Boxed Tea.
Posted: Wed, 13th Jul 2005, 10:38am

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sometimes when im bored of editing i dance the hula

Posted: Wed, 13th Jul 2005, 2:49pm

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Capturing is easy, but I like to sit and make sure there's no timecode breaks, etc... so I watch movies while I'm doing that. It gives me some time to catch up on films I haven't seen yet. Sometimes when I take a break, I'll work out or do pushups to keep the blood flowing. On projects that I hate (Wedding Videos, or Industrial Videos) - I will watch movies continuously while editing so I end up working very slowly and it makes me feel like I'm doing more work than I am.

When we collaborate, CX3 and I often times set up our computers back to back on a card table. We also watch movies while editing to keep us from being bored and to give us ideas occasionally. While CX3 will be hard at work laying down effects into shots with AlamDV or AfterEffects on his computer, usually I'm cutting the movie together. I'll send him portions to put sounds to and most of the time that part ends up taking the longest so we eventually switch off laying in sound effects and music. I think with Daywalker we had like 23 tracks of sound. When we were on the last straightaway of editing Daywalker it took us so long, we literally stayed up for 72 hours without sleep to finish. During that time we watched Blade 1 and 2 multiple times, and played some video games to occasionally let our brains poop themselves out of our ears from being fed too much visual information for a human being to handle. I prefer not to eat at all while editing, but sometimes my body doesn't agree with that lack of personal care so I give in to Chris's addiction to JBC's (Wendy's Junior Bacon Cheeseburgers from the dollar menu.) I can't speak for Chris but I can say that if you set a bottle of Ketchup in front of him, don't expect anything to be left when you get it back. smile
Posted: Wed, 13th Jul 2005, 8:09pm

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ben3308 wrote:

I drink tea from a box. Mmmm. Boxed Tea.
You ate my peach cobbler!!!!!

The pan of it behind the tea is empty!
Posted: Wed, 13th Jul 2005, 10:29pm

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atom wrote:


You ate my peach cobbler!!!!!

The pan of it behind the tea is empty!
You're seeing things with your eyes, not your mind.
The cobbler IS the tea.
Posted: Fri, 15th Jul 2005, 3:21am

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I do essentially the same as Atom, Andreas and the rest of those who eat, drink, and be merry. And IM.

biggrin
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[quote="Cypher"]

Skellington wrote:

AcjPictures wrote:

I know what you mean but I can't stop eating cookies and soda at the computer desk, despite having a broken CTRL key due to a pepsi spill. >_>
Just as i read that, i glanced over at my waterbottle. it was empty. i got scared for a second.
messed up that quote a little razz
For those who eat ramen. It is amazing for 7 cents, it's like my lunch every day.
Posted: Fri, 15th Jul 2005, 8:36pm

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Cypher wrote:

Skellington wrote:

AcjPictures wrote:

I know what you mean but I can't stop eating cookies and soda at the computer desk, despite having a broken CTRL key due to a pepsi spill. >_>
Just as i read that, i glanced over at my waterbottle. it was empty. i got scared for a second.
messed up that quote a little razz
For those who eat ramen. It is amazing for 7 cents, it's like my lunch every day.
Where do you live? Guatemala?

I bought a pack today, and they cost me each like 12 cents.

12 CENTS!!!! wink
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twelve cents?

you got ripped off.
Posted: Fri, 15th Jul 2005, 9:19pm

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In georgia it's 7 cents for a pack and I buy like packs of 200 razz
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While i edit videos i do like everything. I either like, eat, or sleep if its a real long render, but usually i just watch TV or listen to Music.
Posted: Mon, 18th Jul 2005, 9:33pm

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Make music, take photos. Eat. Sell. Consume.
Posted: Tue, 19th Jul 2005, 1:03am

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during long renders i just talk to my friends on AIM

but if im editing, i have everything turned off. im kinda serious when i edit

yeah
Posted: Tue, 19th Jul 2005, 1:05am

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atom wrote:
I used a notebook for primary editing until recently, and I'd find that while i was capturing I'd make some ramen noodles and go down to the supermercado and buy as many mexican pastries as I could get for a dollar.

yo ramen sweet haha
Posted: Tue, 19th Jul 2005, 2:29am

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Ill have the t.v. on in the background. I'll also eat food, that's why my keyboard is all sticky! The price we pay for making movies hugegrin