HI wolwiegirl and fellow AE! Well my job sort of works in three stages. (These may be a bit vague because if I got into all the minute details, we may be here for a while.)
The first stage is getting all the footage in and organized for my editor. This includes grouping (if there are multiple cameras, sometimes two), putting a marker at the beginning of takes, ScriptSync'ing, etc.
The second stage is the longest. This stage is assisting the editor with whatever they need for the show. This includes SFX (sound effects), sometimes laying in temp music, doing outputs for various approvals, getting various materials to the many people that need them, (our composer Dino Meneghin, scenes to Laura Webb so she can find cool music for them, VFX (visual effects) shots to our VFX house, Muse), etc. All of the while supporting the editor with whatever tasks they need done to cut the show. Basically anything and everything that needs to be done to prepare for stage three…
Finishing. This is where all the facets come together and being organized is key. All the final music gets put in, we color correct, all the final SFX and VFX are placed, and the whole piece is mixed. This can be one of the more stressful aspects of AE’ing as there are a lot of things that have to come together and it’s the AE’s job to make sure everything that is supposed to happen - happens.
Sometimes you’re working on more than one show at a time so you can be in any two of these various stages at the same time. Needless to say, we stay busy! There are days where our jobs are super creative and there are days where we are busy making charts and writing emails and doing a lot of left brain thinking. I love the job because it uses both sides of my brain and keeps me constantly problem solving.
I worked a bit in the documentary side of things, and it’s very similar in some ways and very different in others. The biggest difference to me is that in documentary I would be supporting multiple editors and would be dealing with a ton more footage so wouldn’t get that one on one mentoring I get in scripted. I have one editor to support so it’s nice because you get to know their way of working and they get to know yours, and if you’re lucky, you mesh perfectly and become an awesome team!
Anyway, I hope this has been informative! Thanks for the question wolwiegirl! AEs unite!
Thanks for the great answer !
Watching the ep the first time around, I thought Malia was pretty cool (not that I don’t think she is now, but you know what I mean) even though I was pretty jarred by the hooking up scene… That’s it ? where are the long shots on denuded skins and the romantic music ? How come they’re already wearing clothes ? (and let’s talk about the “silence” around it.. where is the #virginnomore ? the winks and jokes on twitter ? anyway). But what really made me tick was her last shot (I’ll come back to it). So I rewatched the episodes and here’s the weird stuff !
The 1st time Stiles sees her is pretty creepy (right before the suicide let’s not forget – suicide which results in the phone being cut off) – but I guess it’s in the tone of the ep.
But let’s go to their first interaction: It’s when Malia hits Stiles that he (re)discovers the basement:
Very convenient, isn’t it?
The next real interaction is the shower scene with the mirror motif coming back – and Stiles telling himself to stay awake.
Another pretty interesting thing was this line:
Which reminded me that when Stiles came in contact with the Nogitsune first he went to /her/ den. In retrospect, I don’t think it’s a coincidence.
What if Malia was the one to put this idea in Oliver’s head?
Ok, this is where my spidey senses are all tingling. In one scene, we learn two things: Malia is strong enough to break the lock AND she know of another passage to the basement. Why didn’t she propose one of those solutions before the whole fighting plan? Did she set him up to get sedated and thus weaker to defend himself against the Nogitsune ? (Hint: my answer to all this is yes)
If you ask me, that’s not a very usual way to phrase this, but okay. Anyway, what I’m getting at is that she doesn’t seems surprised, and she seems to know about trepanation, sending us back to Oliver’s line “she said they drill holes in your head”.
Also. Can we discuss how Stiles went through two out of the three things they just mentioned?! (And if we want to be far stretched, we could point out that lobotomy and frontotemporal dementia both target the frontal lobes of the brain…)
After that, we have the make out scene. We went from this:
which I find a bit jarring because while the rest of the scene was pretty straight forward time wise, it feels like we suddenly have a pretty consequent time- jump.
Starting there, she’s the one leading Stiles to the Nogitsune’s body. And it’s pretty interesting to note here that the Kanji on the wall is not in her line of sight. She acts more like she heard something.
Then she goes straight to knocking three times on the wall. And you’re going to see that knocking could be pretty significant.
You will have to go back to the episode, but right as she says that, you can hear three answering knocks. I mean, come on, with all the doors thing we had so far, it’s actually a wonder we didn’t get that before. What usually happens after a knock on a door? Someone is let in.
(that must have been some sexy pillow talk, amiright ?)
Then, we have the confrontation with Oliver and the Nogitsune, and Stiles finally surrendering to save Malia’s life. How weird is the Nogitsune’s mercy for her, though? Why someone who strives on pain would stop their minion from torturing a girl? Seems like a good “snack” to me… And let’s not forget to mention the creepy smile
Finally, we have Malia’s last scene. Her whole exit has something triumphant/determined to it. This is what gave away fishy vibes to me the first time around. There is her whole attitude, but also the fact that she seems way more in control of her capacities than she’s been saying (first the strength then the eyes… Season 1 and 2 taught us that it is something recently bitten/unanchored werewolves have a hard time controlling, especially when they’re experiencing strong emotions)
And let’s not forget the smirk. (Also, what the hell is she carrying out? It looks like an arch or a sword, or you know, something ominous. Not your usual luggage).
So, here we are. It seems like a lot of coincidences to me. I really think there is something going on here and that Malia is either a pawn or in cahoot with the Nogitsune (or at the very least, she has an agenda). Don’t ask me how, or why, because tbh, I’m not that good at theorizing ^^ I’m sure someone will have a good explanation. I’ll be content with pointing out the weird stuff. But really, given Jeff Davis’s history with women and villain, I wouldn’t be surprised. On the other hand, this is Teen Wolf, and we can’t rule out the possibility that the writing is just not that good/a bit lazy and that Malia was convenient on top of being pretty. I guess we shall see !
"try to remember that i’m a werecoyote that murdered her own family" dude i’m trying but your complete lack of PTSD and realistic behavior is making it really hard
Pretty sure if Scott was doing the one saving Malia - which he totally would - the fandom would not be as upset about it…
Yeah, but that’s Scott’s MO—he’s always about trying to save people. That’s what makes him Scott and unlike any of the other characters, and it’s why he’s a true alpha. Stiles would and has advocated for killing or letting someone die if it means saving many more people, because he’s more of a pragmatist than Scott. I mean, look at Jackson. Perfect example of how he and Scott fell on different sides of that argument, and I don’t think it just came down to Stiles disliking Jackson. He could see people were dying and would keep on dying until the kanima/Jackson was taken out. I’m not saying Stiles doesn’t have compassion or that he isn’t about saving people, because he is—but the stakes just feel so high here. I think maybe I would feel less icky about the episode and that scene if the rest of the episode had been handled differently?
I don’t care what anyone else is upset about or why, because the idea of a Stiles/Malia romance doesn’t bother me in theory—I’m a multishipper, so whatevs. But the execution of it does. I just felt it was a manipulative scene and the establishment of their “relationship” was kinda bogus with a side of gross. From the second she appeared in the episode, she became important to Stiles because the writer of that episode told us she should be. At one point she was literally just a hot female body in a shower positioned to catch Stiles’s interest. So I never once thought Stiles was going to let Malia die, because it was firmly established that she was to be A Love Interest and very much was treated like a plot device, which troubles me. And what troubles me more is that they couldn’t have established her significance as a character and someone potentially important to Stiles without reducing her to Someone For Him to Bone.
QUICK GIVEAWAY GUYS because I just got home from Days of the Wolf and a bunch of really amazing things happened at the con and I might be a little (a lot) sleep deprived and super over emotional about everything right now but I’m WAY HOPPED UP ON GOOD VIBES SO time to pass some of those good vibes along to you guys because I know going to cons isn’t always a feasible thing for people and it’s really easy to feel left out when your dash is exploding about stuff, etc.
So here’s something to be excited about, I hope!
There will be TWO WINNERS today.
- Two people are getting lacrosse hoodies today.
- Any size, any character
- Shipped anywhere
- One like, one reblog - please don’t abuse this or you’ll run the risk of breaking the notes and then I’ll be sad.
- Winners chosen by random number generator
- Contacted via tumblr message
- Giveaway is over at 11:30 PM EST TONIGHT, FEBRUARY 17th. Hopefully we’re not all too traumatized by the episode to function.
- Good luck!
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*SCREAMS INTO THE NIGHT* DEREK RECOGNIZING THE BAT BECAUSE HE WAS THE ONE BUYING FOR STILES BEFORE LEAVING TOWN.
DEREK OUT SHOPPING FOR UNDER ARMOUR UNDIES WHEN HE SEES IT AND THINKS OF STILES.
DEREK GIVING THE BAT TO STILES, A BIT SHY, ASKING “IT’S THE MODEL YOU LIKE, ISN’T IT? I FIGURED YOU NEEDED ONE”