It’s taken a while but I’ve finally been able to publish this Day in the Life of a Porn Video Editor blog post. I’ve been putting it off thinking that I could do this as a podcast…
This is a typical Day in the Life of a Porn Video Editor for me. Obviously other things can pop up from time to time that can put a spanner in the works.
0600 – Wakey Wakey
My alarm goes off and the first thing I do along with millions of others, first thing in the morning and that’s check my phone for any social media messages. I like to respond to anything on Twitter as soon as I can. It’s only a small job so it should normally only take a few minutes to complete.
0615 – Coffee Time
I’m in the kitchen making a cup of coffee. That first mouthful of hot coffee is what awakens my senses more than anything. While I’m waiting for the kettle to boil, I’ll be on the BBC web site looking at the latest news headlines.
0630 – Blogging
I’m now upstairs at my desk and ready to post my blog posts of the day. I like to post two blog posts first thing in the morning. Creative writing gets the brain in gear and once they are done, I can look at my editing schedule for the day.
0700 – Start to Edit
I’m starting a new Fake Taxi porn video edit. So I’m firing up Premiere Pro and importing the footage ready to start editing. Once the footage is synchronised on my timeline I can begin to sub title the main scene.
Depending on how much dialogue there is the the scene, this can take quite a few hours, but it is very enjoyable listening and subtitling John the drivers legendary porn video one liners.
1000 – Tube Uploading
I tend to take a short break from subtitling at this stage. One of my other daily tasks is to upload our tube videos to the major tube sites on the internet. So I figure out which tube video needs to be uploaded and I log into PornHub, RedTube, YouPorn, XHamster, and XVideos and upload the tube video.
I continue to subtitle my Fake Taxi video.
1200 – Working Lunch
It’s lunch time. I normally spend about 10 -15 minutes looking through whilst eating lunch. There’s little point in taking a lunch break. I’m more than happy to continue working whilst eating lunch.
1500 – Cut and Recut if Required
By now I should of easily finished subtitling my porn edit. I will then go though the subtitles looking for any spelling mistakes. Once I’m happy, I can begin to cut the video to how I think it will be best to show it to the world. This can take a few run throughs of the whole video to make sure I’m satisfied it’s been cut properly.
1700 – Time to Blur that Face
I’ll make a start on blurring the Fake Taxi drivers face. I won’t complete this task by the end of the day. Blurring his face and other artefacts that need blurring can take another half a day. Not only that, but there is also exporting time and quality control viewing time to take on board.
1800 – End of the Day?
This is the time that I would tend to look to finish, but if I have nothing planned for the evening, I’m often found working onto later in the evening. If I can do a couple more hours blurring in the evening, it will save me time during the next day.