Robert J. Williams “The Working Assistant Editor”
Hello, and welcome to my Blog Spot, “The Working Assistant Editor”. Not too long ago I was cutting wedding videos and cable television commercials to pay for food, gas and water (well, actually Belgian Wheat Beer) and that was okay, but got a little boring after awhile. Now, being a working assistant editor. I get paid better. I get to work on Feature Films, Trailers and the occasional sitcom. I get asked if I can turn a file into another format. I get asked to fix or find the right codecs. I get asked if the fat guy smiles in scene 81 take 5. I get asked to put 14 TB’s of data into an order in which the Senior Editor can search for a particular take by date, time, time code, or color. I get asked if it is possible to take a whole tree out of the foreground of a shot. I get asked…Well, you get the point. Being a working assistant editor is hard, challenging and somewhat like being a super hero. Studios, Post Houses, and Production Companies expect the Assistant Editor to have twelve arms and fly. So, because of this and past experiences I have decided to create this Blog Spot, “The Working Assistant Editor”. This is a place where I can create links to Avid, Final Cut Pro, and General Editor Materials for the Assistant Editor. This is because half of the Assistant Editor’s job is to troubleshoot. So, I hope in the coming month I can transform this site into The Ultimate Assistant Editor’s Cheat Sheet, which will have links to troubleshooting articles, Job Search Sites, and other helpful Blog Sites.
Robert J. Williams