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Editors brain-melt (4 replies and 1 comment)

simon m
5 months ago
simon m 5 months ago

Hello Roger and forum,

Does it happen to you, that after marathon sessions in the DI, you can't tell any longer if the movie works, or is any good?

After editing and color correcting for several days, I seem to loose any objective judgement and it all starts to look like a hot mess. Something about the repetition just drains that capacity of my sensibilities.

Any advice?

Thanks so much

Roger Deakins
5 months ago
Roger Deakins 5 months ago

Well, I am not editing the work myself but I do occasionally get overload in the DI suite. Like working in a darkroom developing photographs, you need to step into the light for a while to get some perspective. Personally, I can overthink something and tend to like the results better when I just follow my instincts.

Mike
5 months ago

Now that is a candid answer, that does make sense. Over thinking a project can be a distraction, for me anyway.

simon m
5 months ago
simon m 5 months ago

Thanks Roger. Yes, you've often spoken about following your instincts and that feels like great advice all the way from camera work through to the edit. cheers.

M1ndPrototype
3 weeks ago
M1ndPrototype 3 weeks ago

It happends to me all the time when I edit a video for more than 7 hours. I cannot see is it enough bright or not, is the color correction ok or not at all... I just take a rest, sleep and come back to it. But thank go now you can have a little support with your editing, I mean all these useful articles like https://www.movavi.com/support/how-to/how-to-make-picture-in-picture-video.html». With them it's easier to figure out how to edit.

dmullenasc
3 weeks ago
dmullenasc 3 weeks ago

It also helps to grab and store frames throughout and occasionally look at some other scene's frames, something more neutral perhaps. Otherwise if you stare at a blue moonlit scene too long, for example, you stop seeing the blue, your eye/brain starts to neutralize it, so you have to look at something else now and then. Or just take a break.

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