For the past two months, I’ve been working as a video editor at PlayStation Access. And I think that makes me a very lucky soul.
A typical day at the office in Bath consists of editing one or more sections of the 10 minute show. First, the voice over by Lucy Porter is cut up into a useable track according to the script (written by Rob). Then, I look up relevant clips to put over the audio. Depending on the script this can include gameplay, event footage or interviews, or more often a combination of all 3.
After that, I pick a suitable music track to put underneath and emphasise the atmosphere the script is trying to convey, and I get it signed off by either Dave or Nathan.
Usually, any changes involve swapping out a clip or changing timings of clips to help the video flow better, and the section is then sent to be mixed by powerhouse behind Access, Becky.
On an atypical day, I’m sent off to somewhere else in the country (usually London) to film an event for the upcoming release of a video game.
So far, I’ve been to London twice as well as Silverstone to film events taking place and I’ve been fortunate enough to experience some amazing things.
I’ve been driven around the Stowe in a Nissan GT-R by a professional race driver, and I’ve played Assassin’s Creed 3 in the Tower of London, not to mention all the amazing developers I’ve spoken to, as part of the job.
And tomorrow, I’m going to London for the 3rd time to cover a Borderlands 2 launch event where people can bungee jump in return for a copy of the game. Absolutely mad.
Life with Access is amazing, the whole team are great people to work with, not to mention Bath being the best place on Earth. I’m honestly thankful for every minute I work here.