I feel like I spend all my time editing. Which I love to do, don’t get me wrong.
I kinda feel like It’s an oddly hard direction to go in in life. Most people at some point might have edited a video or something similar for a class and that’s all I do. But what I don’t understand is, and I don’t know if it’s okay to complain about this but, the computers most people get to use are kinda shitty. I don’t mean personal computers but my film department’s computers. They have somewhere around 40 Mac computers that have barely enough power to turn on let alone edit video. I’m not complaining in a budget kind of way but more like an Apple way. The company pushes their computers as media computers and it’s sort of a lie. Mac Pros have some insane power I’ll give it that but not their basic computers that schools buy cause they think they’re keeping up with the latest trend.
The reason I complain is that the time you spend rendering can discourage you from even doing it, you might come to hate it and I’d hate to see Film lose an artist that could have and would have changed media as we know it.
The computers in my department are $2000 or so a piece. I built my computer for less than that but the difference in power is night and day. I tested this with the same preview render cause I wasn’t about to wait for a full render lol. The film department’s computer rendered in 6 minutes, I rendered in 4 seconds. On the bright side I can edit from home and drink a nice cold beer.
Either way rant over.
Here’s a screenshot from my latest. There’s no color correction of anything; I’m on my way to picture lock.
Happy blogging :)
ps: I hope anyone that has ever thought about film or anything the like pursues it.