The Cutting Edge Post Production Tour
Have you ever had a day where your brain just fills up. You know what I’m talking about. It is when you are just loving all the great knowledge and you keep absorbing it until you have that moment where you wish you had back up brain to store even more.
Well that was my yesterday when I attended the Cutting Edge Post Production Tour with Adam Epstein. Adam is on the Saturday Night Live film unit and has over the past four or so years worked on many of my favorite digital shorts. His class was a full day (9 am to 9 pm) dive into everything from the mechanics of how the SNL digital short schedule runs to the best tips of the trade for video editing to the theory of what makes a good cut. It was awesome.
I was a little surprised to find myself surrounded not by fellow comedy lovers, but instead by a pack of technically minded video editors.
This probably shouldn’t have been a surprise. After all the editing techniques and processes we covered were way advanced (and gave me a ton to absorb for Urban Brain®). But I was drawn in because this guy gets to work on Saturday Night Live stuff. He gets to work with some of the greatest minds in comedy.
So while I did geek out with the amazing editing technique, my heart skipped a beat when I got to see the extra footage from various SNL digital shorts and view 10 takes of one shot and hear why one was chosen over another.
So for me it was a trifecta of Comedy Geekdom, Video Editing Geekdom, and Film Theory Geekdom. I highly recommend it.
Saturday Night Live Ticket Lottery is Now Open
While my mind was still swimming this morning as I began implementing this new knowledge I got the below referenced announcement that Saturday Night Live opened their ticket submission for August. Which of course I want to share.
To our Urban Brainers out there I wish you luck trying to get tickets here.