Originally Posted by jaymfc
looking forward to it but 7 hour interview cut down to 3 ? 4 hours edited out . does that sound normal ? I guess Chris should do one soon after
Actually. no. Normal would be cutting it down to an hour or less. I am not being a smart ass (at least not this time) - it's what I do for a living. But yeah, lot's of reasons for editing that are not nefarious in nature. Bad audio, bad video, someone farted, belched, repeated the same story 3 hours later, taking breaks, host stammering (have to make the host look good always), brain farts, someone bumps into the camera and they have to start over at some point, etc. These things get cut out in the name of production value and viewer watchability.
If Lederer gets shorted on this you can be sure he'll say something. If Lederer gets the benefit of this you can be sure Negreanu will something - well Daniel is going to say something either way.
And it is very difficult to edit an interview to make it say something it doesn't without b-roll cutaways and the like. About the only way you can do this is taking out isolated sentences like they do for movie and book reviews. Like I said before, it will be pretty apparent if there were any shenanigans, but I would be willing to bet (and I am not a gambling man) that whoever "edited" this piece is NOT a trained editor and is not capable of pulling it off anyway.
WARNING - Personal rant that has nothing to do with poker:
There are so many "trained" video editors running around today because they went to a two day seminar on how the software works. But learning (more like getting exposed to) how the software works means jack. These quickie classes do not teach you how to edit. It would be like going to a two day seminar on how a CAD program works - that doesn't make you an architect; or a two day seminar on Quickbooks - doesn't make you an accountant.
I am constantly in the position of hiring and contracting editors for TV and radio. Even the most trained, degreed people have had to spend several weeks up to months under me to learn how to actually edit.