Friday, May 26, 2006

Editing Agent Emes

editing here refers to film editing, and not the censorship I sometimes have to engage in to keep our many observant Jewish fans happy. But that is a discussion for another time.

There is something very empowering in this day and age, when it is possible to edit an entire movie in the comfort of your own home, sitting at your own computer. It is an enjoyable challenge to put the footage together like a jigsaw puzzle, then trim the pieces to create the tightest, most effective cut possible.

What many don't realize, however, is that before we get to the edit, we have to feed all the footage into the computer in a process called "capturing". I capture just about every take - except for the obviously bad ones - so I have as much as possible to choose from in editing. This process is tedious and time-consuming and very UNglamorous. On production that actually have a budget to work with (unlike ours), there are usually one or more assistant editors who take care of this part of the process. Not so on Agent Emes, where we keep all expenses to a bare minimum.

There is a very cool recent technological development whereby it is now possible to shoot all the video footage not on tape, but straight to a hard drive. The advantage is so obvious, that I believe soon almost everyone will be doing it. The takes are all there ready to be transfered to your computer and worked on immediately.

If and when (G-d willing) I have a chance to upgrade my camera package (which is really pathetic at this point) I will try to procure a system that includes hard drive capture capabilities.

I must be boring the reader, because I know I am boring myself.

In short - today I edited... sort of. What I really did was capture.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are NOT boring me!

Anonymous said...

WHO'S GANA BE THE NEXT AGENT EMES?
RACHEL(BAILA)?

NEXT TIME TRY TO BE A LITTLE MORE

CHASIDISH

Anonymous said...

I THINK ITS ACTULY VERY CUTE

Anonymous said...

OHLAI TORAH CHAI

Anonymous said...

WHAT DOES THAT HAV TO DO ?

Anonymous said...

i dont know but whoever wrote

all thees comments is crazy

Anonymous said...

NEXT TIME A LITTLE MORE TZNIOUSDIK
AND LESS COMPUTERIZED

Anonymous said...

I DONT THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE PUTTING UP SILLY/STUPID COMMENTS. ITS JUST NOT NICE!!

Anonymous said...

a big yasher coach to leibel cohen your 5th video is the best make much more we love them !!!!

Anonymous said...

im really wondering whos going to be the next agent emes hm who could it be !
can you make a nother one because i want to find out!
I LOVE AGENT EMES AND ESPECIALY THE 5TH ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

hi agent emes you are coming today sunday in the jcm for raskins birthday real live i am luky i will be there i am there 1st cosens hope to seeya there

Anonymous said...

i love agent emes nomater how old i am so do not make fun of him

Anonymous said...

i also love the 5th one it is great agent emes if you read this sonday the 28 i will see you in the jcm

Anonymous said...

All my son Elisha wants to be for Purim is Agent Emes.

Bravo to you!

Anonymous said...

How does it work via touching if agent emes is over bar mitzvah,also is everyone else related there?

mommy of 3 b"h said...

hi, we love agent emes.

by the way, i find the technical part of the production very interesting.

keep up the good work! We can't wait to see what happens next!

Y.LEEBHOFF said...

wut up i love agent emes but i think there should be more disguise its very cool

Anonymous said...

i have seen all of them and 5 is the best- i think. PLEASE could you make another one.your actors are excerlant.yasha koiach

Avrohom said...

I think that Agent Emes is a great video, not kust for kids but also for adults. Agent Emes please make more videos I love them! In number 4 I like when he sneezes and it gets all over Agent Emes! But in the bloopers it says what it is its just like food mixed together or something like that. Who is going to be the nexy Agent Emes maybe if you have a little Brother he can be the Agent Emes! by the way, how does it feel wearing a fake everything for a long time does it get annoying? Well, I hope you continue to make Agent Emes's and with a lot of Nachus! Moshiach should come rioght now and then all the Agent Emes's will be in Yerushalayim!

Agent Emes lover!

Anonymous said...

You should have more action in the video

Anonymous said...

Wow! I just found this blog!
rEALLY INTERESTING!
THANKS FOR ALL!

Anonymous said...

I THINK THAT AGENT EMES IS A VERY FUN SHOW BUT I MOSTLY LIKE NUBER 5 AND I NEVER NEW THAT AGENT EMES SINGS!!! AND WHY ISNT SHOLOM BER AGENT EMES ANYMORE