I'm a very slow editor so I could spend a few hours on something stupidly miniscule. After reading alot of the comments on this thread, I'm glad I stopped learning more about FX than what I already know because there's no way I'd be willing to dedicate that much time to an AMV. The longest I've ever sat down and edited was 10 hours and that was the result of a practice IC video
. The most amount of time I've actually spent on an amv (overall editing time) is usually on trailers where most of the FX knowledge that I have is put to work, sometimes requiring me to learn something for an idea I have but there are still things I'm not willing to learn due to the reasons above. I think the most I've actually spent on a video
hour wise is probably close to a full weeks worth of nothing but editing spread out over the course of like 4 months.
I don't know how you people do it, I like this hobby but I don't have that kind of patience to focus my attention on a monitor for that long without decent sized breaks.
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