(6) Editing Mania

So, I’ve finally been able to properly get back to the task of editing the various pieces of my portfolio. I’ve completed over 6000 words of my dissertation (first draft of course), and now I feel much more at ease about it and know that I can put it to one side for the moment and focus a bit more on my editing.

The trailer mashup, combining The Breakfast Club (TBC) and Ocean’s Eleven (OE) is getting there…it’s quite slow going because, although I know OE like the back of my hand, it still takes time trawling through it all to try to find the bit I want. And then of course I have to make it fit with the audio from TBC as best I can, which is sometimes trickier than I first think. But I’m really enjoying it…it does make me chuckle when you see Brad Pitt and then something comes out of his mouth that you just didnt expect. I’ve assigned each character from TBC to a character from OE, which means that there’s some fluidity and it actually makes sense.

I’ve decided characters as follows (with TBC on the left, and OE on the right):

The Principal (played by Paul Gleason)  – Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia)
Brian Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall)  – Danny Ocean (George Clooney)
Claire Standish (Molly Ringwald)             – Tess Ocean (Julia Roberts)
Andrew Clark (Emilio Estevez)                 – Linus Caldwell (Matt Damon)
John Bender (Judd Nelson)                      – Rusty Ryan (Bradd Pitt)
Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy)                 – Livingston Dell (Eddie Jemison)

I’ve shown a few people what I’ve done so far and the responses have all been good, which is always nice. I even got an ‘I want to see more…hurry up and finish it’!

This is my progress (I’m maybe about a quarter of the way through):

'The Breakfast Club' + 'Ocean's Eleven' Trailer Mash-up Progress (as of 14/01/11)

As for my showreel…I’ve chosen a backing track and decided which films I want to include in it (I may even have too many), and I’ve also worked out a few bits from these films that I definitely want to use. To be honest though, it’s all just about using the best shots and sequences and putting them together in an interesting and creative way so as to show my abilities as an editor in different styles and genres. I’ve got a few ideas going, but nothing solid yet. I think I’ll just have a play around and see what I can come up with. Below is my progress so far (it doesn’t look like much, I know, but I’ve got the next 3 days free to work on it solidly, and I can’t wait!):

Showreel Progress (as of 14/01/11)

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