The Editing Rule of 4
( Full Episode, Season: 1 Episode: 42 )
Brittany Brown and Rob Winters Aug 15, 2022 Webpage

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The Editing Rule of 4
Aug 15, 2022, Season 1, Episode 42
Brittany Brown and Rob Winters
Episode Summary

If you’re a perfectionist, you may find the editing process to be a hellish one that consumes hours and hours of your day. Do yourself a favor and be prepared for recording by being in a quiet space. No people, televisions, or phones preferably. Also, complete a mic check to ensure sound quality is good from the beginning. These little things will help save you time during the editing, or post-production, phase. In editing, focus on removing excess background noise, static, and echoes. If there happens to be one small sound, think about it from a listener’s perspective. Would they even notice? Don’t be lazy when it comes to editing but be realistic and use the rule of 4. Typically, an episode should require 4 times its length to edit. Meaning a twenty-minute show will require eighty minutes of editing. 

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If you’re a perfectionist, you may find the editing process to be a hellish one that consumes hours and hours of your day. Do yourself a favor and be prepared for recording by being in a quiet space. No people, televisions, or phones preferably. Also, complete a mic check to ensure sound quality is good from the beginning. These little things will help save you time during the editing, or post-production, phase. In editing, focus on removing excess background noise, static, and echoes. If there happens to be one small sound, think about it from a listener’s perspective. Would they even notice? Don’t be lazy when it comes to editing but be realistic and use the rule of 4. Typically, an episode should require 4 times its length to edit. Meaning a twenty-minute show will require eighty minutes of editing. 

If you’re a perfectionist, you may find the editing process to be a hellish one that consumes hours and hours of your day. Do yourself a favor and be prepared for recording by being in a quiet space. No people, televisions, or phones preferably. Also, complete a mic check to ensure sound quality is good from the beginning. These little things will help save you time during the editing, or post-production, phase. In editing, focus on removing excess background noise, static, and echoes. If there happens to be one small sound, think about it from a listener’s perspective. Would they even notice? Don’t be lazy when it comes to editing but be realistic and use the rule of 4. Typically, an episode should require 4 times its length to edit. Meaning a twenty-minute show will require eighty minutes of editing. 

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