Are we a wee bit excited? Does a bear wear a funny hat in the woods?
We just got our official version of Final Cut Studio 2 for the office. Let the jump cuts and spinny titles begin!
While video is something Marlin has gleefully done for our clients again and again — a fact that actually prompted the aforementioned purchase — until now we’ve either used outside resources exclusively or simply “found a way to do it.” (Oh sweet quotation marks, how do you manage to imply so much?) We’re now starting to change that admirably scrappy but ultimately pain-in-the-ass approach. Purchasing Final Cut is a first step.
A first step that apparently weighs twelve hundred pounds. Seriously, the box for this thing seems like it’s made out of physics-defying, denser-than-the-sun matter. (Buy Final Cut today and we’ll throw in a neutron star absolutely FREE!) Quentin’s arms were shaking when we took the above photo. We had two Hungarian weightlifters as spotters. On each side. (Ok, enough.)
So yes, we’re excited to have it. We’re also happy to have the skills to know which buttons to push. Quentin Brown, design intern extraordinaire pictured above, has extensive, hands-on training from his days at Drury University, and has proven himself more than worthy to JKL even the orneriest footage. Most other Marlinites have firsthand experience producing tv commercials, corporate videos, even PBS documentaries. So hopefully this little experiment will look more like a professional extension of our branding skills and less like that bunch of monkeys throwing stuff at the obelisk in 2001.