Take the 2-minute tour ×
Video Production Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for engineers, producers, editors, and enthusiasts spanning the fields of video, and media creation. It's 100% free, no registration required.

When I start editting something I'm very sharp about cuts that does or doesn't work. But as I go through the process, in which I watch the sequence hundreds of times, I get used to it, and becomes a bit blind to problems.

How do you stay objective and aware after viewing your own work so many times?

share|improve this question
add comment

3 Answers

up vote 8 down vote accepted

I believe the only answer to that is to take at least a 24hr break. Move onto another project or start something new. The number of times I have come back to something after a decent break and can all of a sudden see what needs to be done is shocking.

I don't believe their is a quick fix to this issue.

share|improve this answer
    
I agree with Mick79 here. A day (or even two+) might help you see the clips with fresh eyes. This might help too, to think of the video in terms of story and not content. What do you try to tell and what clips, and how much of the clip do you really need to tell that story. –  Ken Nov 27 '12 at 0:22
add comment

What you are referring to is what I like to call Temp Love, you get used to something that is not finished. The key is understanding where the end is, have a vision, and work through it...thats the key to being a good editor...knowing where you are, and where the finish is

share|improve this answer
add comment

If you have a specific goal in mind, you can focus on that and just keep going until you're satisfied. More often than not, though, I find that taking at least one session away from the project to do something else helps. When you come back to it, your eyes and ears will feel fresher.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.