You know I spend anywhere from three to fours editing a Same Day Edit. By the time I export the file, I know the film inside and out and each of its peaks and valleys.
So by the time we screen it on the big screen. It’s the last thing I want to see.
Instead, I move up front and get a good vantage point of the two most important people in the room. The two people I need approval, validation and praise(?) from.
I look at every gentle touch and caress of one hand to another, every smile that breaks, every tear that falls.
This is my validation. This is the reason why I do what I do.
I love my job.
At Kelly and Michelle’s wedding, a few minutes passed after they screened the Same Day Edit on the wall to wall LED screen, I saw Michelle, still tearing up. I came close, approached her and said my congratulations, and she was still crying. I stood away and looked at her, yep, eyes still wet. Job well done. *Pat on the back.