Episode #190 — Porn Editor Matt

With a blog title like this, you’d think we’d jump right into the action. Get to the meat of the matter. None of that cutesy intro fluff usually present with each week’s blog. But you’d be wrong. Fluffing is very important to this episode’s subject matter and so you’re going to have to deal with a bit of foreplay before that pizza is delivered.

What better foreplay could there be than talking about time travel. At least if we’re talking about time travel to periods before 2022, all building up to this very moment. If you associate time travel with going into the future, I guess the 2020s would be the foreplay. And if that’s the case, we suggest you find a better partner. The early 20s are no good for you. You deserve better — years that will consider your wants and needs. Years that won’t make you run to the doctor, wondering if you caught something nasty the years passed along from their previous partners.

So, we look to one of the greatest philosophers of our time and wonder what we would do if we could turn back time. Where would we go and what would we witness?

[It’s at this point, dear readers, that I’m switching from the royal “we” Luke and Heidi demand I use and will talk to you as the author of this blog. The cohosts won’t even know I’m doing this because they automatically start skimming whenever I reference Cher songs from the late 80s. Heidi sticks to her songs from the 60s and 70s, and Luke refuses to listen to any Cher songs before “Believe.” As for me, her duet of “After All” with Peter Cetera doesn’t get the credit it deserves.

Anyway, Luke and Heidi spend time this week trying to figure out which era of history to send me back to for their amusement. And as a trained historian, I can tell you I don’t want to go to any other time. It’s never good for women, hygiene is terrible, and the general smells are ungodly. So thanks, but no thanks. Unless it’s to visit ancient Byzantium … no wait, medieval Constantinople … I mean mid-twentieth century Istanbul.]

And we’re back! Despite our previous comments, there are a few great things about the early 20s. One of them is the chance we got to speak with a film editor who keeps his full name under wraps despite having the kind of job everyone wants to know everything about. This is where we finally get to porn editor Matt. We’re not giving away the full interview here — think of this blog as the establishing shot. We’ll wait while you get some sexy sax music playing …

Porn editor Matt did not hold back, answering all our questions. The long and short of it (and both are fine; it’s all in how you use it) is that Matt takes his editing very seriously, no matter who his client is. So, if you happen to see one of the porn movies he’s edited, you may not notice the seamless shots, perfect color correction, and synchronicity of sound, but it’s all there. (And you not noticing is the perfect compliment to an editor — it means he’s doing his job well.)

Matt shared with us how he got a job editing porn in the first place, what materials his clients first tested him with, and what his friends and family think of his job. And if you’re wondering if Matt ever gets tired of editing this type of film, we asked. Want to know what types of porn aren’t just a passing fad, what the different types of porn film styles are, and which ones are the hardest to edit? We get to the bottom of all of it.

We also talked about turn-around time for porno production, along with how Matt ensures his other, more conventional editing clients don’t get an accidental peek at any of the porn he currently editing. After all, they should pay like everyone else. After listening to this week’s episode, you’re going to want more. Check out Matt on Twitter, where he shares even more about the ins and outs, ups and down, and back and forth of his job. It may not be the kind of job your mom could brag to her friends about, but each day comes with a new — and occasionally unexpected — angle.


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