Entertainment is hard to review because people usually stick to their own opinions. This is especially true for TV. TV is a lot like a relationship. The first date might be great or it might start off awkward (the pilot). You spend time with someone, learn about them, share with them, and ultimately grow to love—or hate—them. Either way, opinions are generally pretty strong.
When it’s hard to remember a lot of things, people take notes. That’s the same thing an editor does when he sits down to watch hours and hours of footage that’s been shot. When I’m editing a project, I like to watch the footage through once without making notes. That allows me to experience the footage as a viewer would. On my second viewing is when I begin to make my notes.
But while I was editing a project almost a year ago, I realized that once I took my notes, I almost never reviewed them. It’s partially because Final Cut Pro, the editing software that I use, only allows you to view your notes on a single line. But I have a new technique that’s a lot better.
I was searching the high heavens (Google) the other day to find out how to insert spaces automatically between bullets in Microsoft Word. While I found a lot of people asking the same question, I didn’t find an answer… until today (cue music).