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No, I Do Not Work in Porn : Cmd+Edit 043

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Episode 43 Command Edit Podcast the podcast by editors for editors

So we may have had a brief hiatus there. Life gets in the way, work piles up, but we've still got episode that we want to give to you. (Besides you're probably still keeping busy paying attention to NAB announcements, right?)

Thanks for waiting! Here is Episode 43 for you.

In this episode we address that question that every filmmaker gets asked at some point: "So do you make porn movies?"

Did you really just ask me that?

For some reason often when you tell people that you are involved in the film industry they will associate your work with that of the adult, risqué type of cinema. It's annoying and it may be a simple misunderstanding or it could be potentially harmful for your career...or it could be entirely true. We're not here to judge.

To be completely honest I've worked with filmmakers who have experience in the adult film industry and they have been pretty open to discussing it. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that line of work in my opinion. And it shouldn't prevent you from getting work in commercials, TV or feature films. Unfortunately not everybody will share this view so we should spend some time talking about how to deal with these situations when it comes up.

This opens to the door to discussing a load of other misconceptions about our work that we should be ready to correct:

  • You're an animator? So you do cel/3D/motion graphics/every form of animation there is then?
  • How much time does it take you to do your work? Why did it take you 1 hour to perform a task last time but then a full day another time?
  • How specialized your skillset is: you may know how to edit, but you may not know how to produce
  • And more



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