Editing Party!

Our first editing party – collaborative and social editing

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I’m a social person. I like interacting with others. I like socialising. I have a lot on my plate, which includes, sadly, some film projects that are sitting with me to edit.

Now, when one has editing projects to do, sometimes sitting down at a computer for hours on end to get the edit done isn’t the most fun thing to do — especially when one has been working on a computer all day. Getting the motivation to sit down for a few hours of uninterrupted editing time is half the battle.

So, I concocted an Editing Party.

You know how some scriptwriting groups get together in a cafe, write for 45 minutes, have a break and talk, write for another 45 minutes …? it’s exactly like that. Dedicated editing time, 15 minute break to chat, dedicated editing time, 15 minute break. The result is that you get the socialising, and someone to ask if you hit a wall or need feedback, and you get the peer pressure to be always editing — it’s not good if the person you’re editing with looks across and you’re on 9gag or facebook!

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsZsolti and I had the first editing party. It worked well, so we’re going to have another one soon. And, because I’ve started, I’m editing again today. MOAR EDITING! Get the films done!

I’m currently finishing some shorts I shot with my class in March, a pitch video for a short film that I am producing, and the first of my vlogs on filmmaking for Action On The Side. I’ve now got Premiere Pro Creative Cloud on my Mac, so I’m also learning the ins and outs of that.

We have space for +1 for our next editing party (whenever it is), so if you want to take part, let me know.//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Author: phetheringtonnz

Film Producer, Director, Lecturer. From NZ based in London.