How to Make a Monday

Hey y'all. At the risk of breaking the illusion, and driving you all insane with our banjo loop, I thought I'd give some insight into what it takes to edit a typical segment of I Love Mondays, from start to finish. So, in the immortal words of Jonesy, "here it is... at ten times speed." 
 
  

  
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Posted by drewbert

Hey y'all. At the risk of breaking the illusion, and driving you all insane with our banjo loop, I thought I'd give some insight into what it takes to edit a typical segment of I Love Mondays, from start to finish. So, in the immortal words of Jonesy, "here it is... at ten times speed." 
 
  

  
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Posted by tsigo

Awesome. Please do more stuff like this!

Posted by KarlPilkington

Cool blog idea.

Posted by cooljammer00

And now I know how the sausage is made  

Posted by Steve_Ramirez

Bravo! 

Edited by crusader8463

Crazy stuff. Whenever I go to edit some simple video I always underestimate how much work it takes as I never seem to remember how much work it was last time. 
 
You guys should do some tutorial videos for tested on how to do some of the video editing tricks you guys use.
 
EDIT: OMG! That part where you used the mask layer in photoshop as a gradient invisible overlay just blew my mind! I had been trying to use a similar effect recently and for the life of me I couldn't think of how I used to do it! Thank you!

Edited by Blair

Drew, your efforts do not go unnoticed.  Thanks for all that you do which makes Giant Bomb great (and by that I mean everything you do)!

Posted by dudeglove

MOAR

Posted by TurboMan

The secrets are exposed! Giant Bomb takeover imminent! 

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Posted by SlowHands

Cool beans.

Posted by MacGeorge

the music just gets better and better!
Posted by JJWeatherman
@tsigo said:
" Awesome. Please do more stuff like this! "
Agreed!
Posted by Banzai_NL

Cool stuff, the size of your dock greatly disturbs me though :O

Posted by natetodamax

Your patience is admirable!

Posted by BulletproofMonk

Oh, cool. Thanks Drew!

Posted by FluxWaveZ

It seems I've underestimated the amount of work it takes to make a video like that.  That looks complicated as hell.

Posted by Lukeweizer

Very cool, Drew! 
 
So if this is x10 speed, does that it took you over an hour to edit a 2 minute 30 second video? That's crazy.

Edited by AhmadMetallic

interesting 
 
i thought vinny was the video man ?

Posted by Milkman

Wow, that seems like a lot of work for a 2 minute video. 

Posted by Baillie

That's really pretty cool.

Posted by MattyFTM

So, how long did this actually take you to do?

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Posted by PerryVandell

That was pretty damn awesome! Now if only I could do that as well...

Posted by WilliamHenry

Love seeing videos like this. Thanks for posting this Drew.

Posted by Googly

Yet another reason to love Mondays!

Posted by Sneakybadger

id like to think that's the speed drew actually works at.

Posted by jelekeloy

Just when I thought it would be cool to be a video producer...

Posted by Finstern

Really cool video, especially as a video editing enthusiast.

Posted by Video_Game_King

Wait, how could you end this video without showing us the final product? That's like watching one of those How It's Made episodes, but never seeing somebody using the product du jour.

Posted by PresidentOfJellybeans

Had no idea making a video was so complicated!  Awesome!

Posted by WalkerTR77

Very cool, props Drew!

Posted by Sanj

So many windows!
Posted by Scooper
@Video_Game_King said:
" Wait, how could you end this video without showing us the final product? That's like watching one of those How It's Made episodes, but never seeing somebody using the product du jour. "
You've got to save something! Watch I Love Mondays and you'll see the final product!
 
Cool behind the scenes look at how these videos are made. Way more goes into them then I thought. That would take me all day to make that 1 video and you knock it out in an hour.
Posted by Azteck

The speed at which you do this is, and excuse my language, goddamn insane. And with such great results. Keep 'em coming, Drew. You do a fantastic job.

Posted by gakon

I hope I can find a job like yours (bonus if it's in an environment like Whiskey's) when I'm out of college.

Posted by Video_Game_King
@Scooper: 
 
I just finished, but am still confused as to why it isn't on the front page.
Posted by Sharpless
@Milkman said:
" Wow, that seems like a lot of work for a 2 minute video.  "
As someone who has dabbled in video editing before, I can tell you that it's always more work than it appears to be. Even a 30-second video (depending, of course, on its content) is probably going to be complicated enough to create to make the average casual viewer's head spin. Always appreciate the video editors. So much of the "magic" of a video can be attributed to them. (See any of the past few Thursday Night Throwdowns for an example.)
Posted by Hamz

Great work, it's neat to see how this sort of stuff gets done. 
 
Mad props to the video editing team for their work over the last few weeks. TNTs are as fun to watch for the games as they are seeing the control room go bananas.

Posted by august

Awesome.

Posted by damswedon

Nope shouldn't of watched it the mask has been lifted.

Posted by random_guy23

Awesome! final cut pro and soundtrack pro! nice job drew. I want to start a career in video editing, got any advice for me?

Posted by DeathbyYeti

I dont know why but I love the slaving away at video editing. I just get lost editing sometimes but not professionally obviously

Edited by Mitsune

That was awesome. 
 
One question though: what is the average running time of putting an I Love Mondays video altogether?

Posted by mattjam3000

I have even more respect for what Drew and Vinny do now, if that was possible

Posted by JJOR64

Glad you put a lot of work into them every week.  Thanks for making Mondays awesome.          :)

Posted by DeadFish

Wow, that's awesome! It makes a lot of sense now, but I totally didn't notice how much editing goes into the ILM videos!

Posted by Hermie

Great video Drew! Is FCP your editing software of choice, or just the office standard? What if you don't have access to a high-end Mac? (Been looking for something to replace Premiere)

Posted by Death_Unicorn

This was really interesting. So does the total time round up to about half an hour?

Posted by Mercanis

Now I have a greater appreciation -- and a greater love -- for I Love Mondays.

Posted by jennoa

That was amazing.  I new making video was complicated, but the sher effort involved astounds me.  Bravo Drew!

Posted by ShadowVirus

That was great, very insightfully. Would love to see more like this, you're the best Drew. 
The most best.

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