Just recently, the higher-ups at KCBS/KCAL (where I spent much of my work week) gave me an opportunity to step out of my dark and lonely edit bay for an afternoon to get some fresh air at Dodger Stadium. So naturally I jumped at the chance to go outside and shoot.
The only catch - I only had two hours to shoot whatever I could before I had to get back to the office. And secondly, I had to turn around a finished edit of my footage for that night's Think Blue TV show (a weekly Dodgers pre-game broadcast). Yep, I was finally faced with the exciting/daunting task of what event filmmakers call the "SDE", or same-day edit. It's probably the most popular artform in weddings these days, where filmmakers shoot and edit a short film of what happened on your wedding day, and then show it that same night during the reception.
I'd never shot AND edited a piece in the span of one day before, and likewise didn't have the foggiest idea of how much time I would need. All I knew was that the Dodgers event started at noon, and a finished piece had to be ready for air by 6pm. Factor in an hour of driving from the stadium back to the office, and... well, I didn't have much time to make it happen!
All I can say is that the process was quite exciting, yet incredibly draining. Looking forward to doing something like this again soon!
Here's what aired that night...
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