Video editing

It’s nearly 4 am and I’m still awake, helping my current Campaigners with their video for Project Reach. Now waiting for it to upload on Youtube.

Been doing a lot of editing recently, both for work and outside of it. There’s something about video editing that is oddly riveting, from seeing a coherent and complete story emerge from just bits and pierces of raw footage. Most of video editing is a thankless, uninteresting job; tediously moving from frame to frame to find the best position to cut a shot. But when the footage, cuts and music comes together in one beautiful combination, the satisfaction is just indescribable.

Of course, Murphy’s law emerges in its worst form when it comes to video editing. From software problems to codec problems, audio problems, loudness levels, mono/stereo confusion, memory problem, cut problems, jump cuts, unimpressive footage, corrupted footage…. everything that can go wrong, will go wrong in video editing.

Flash flood

Watched Inception with Jillian, Jen, Benson and Abner on Friday. After the movie all of us were just basically raving about how awesome the movie was and how mindfucking it was. Hehhhh.

Memento, The Dark Knight, and now Inception… Christopher Nolan is a friggin’ genius and I think he is seriously not capable of making a bad film at all. Inception was a headtrip… deep, thought-provoking, and emotional.

But more about Inception in another post. I want to talk about the flash flood we were in after the movie. Hahahaa.

So what happened was that we headed to Thomson after the movie; where the old Wendy’s was located. It was kind of like TEP days; we sat around and talked cock for a while before heading to eat prata. Halfway through, a storm broke and it was crazy.

When going to the car, we had to get across an unsheltered road, and just that brief sprint soaked us to the bone. Hair, clothes and all. The storm was that bad. When I was driving Abner and Darren back, the car was going through knee-deep floodwater, and water splashed up majorly on either side of the car. Visibility was fucking bad; I had my high beam on, and we could barely see 1 metre beyond the hood. And rain was penting down so heavily that even with my windscreen wiper on at the highest speed, I still couldn’t see much outside the window. It honestly didn’t feel like I was travelling on a Singapore road.

And it was exciting like hell. 😀

Thank god for better drainage at AMK and Hougang; the storm was still bad but at least there wasn’t any flooding.