One of the most crucial parts in the making of an episode of Tailgate Fan is the edit.

 

For starters, it’s exhausting…

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Photo Credit: Alan Harris

Especially when you have to stay up all night to complete it. The good news is that you don’t have to take your clothes off before going to bed… Mainly because there’s no bed. But, to make an episode tight enough to bounce a quarter off, the edit is absolutely fundamental… emphasis on the FUN!

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Photo Credit: Alan Harris

Don’t flip out… The official ‘Pool Rules’ said nothing about poolside editing! Although, come to think of it, there might have been something about diving.

 

Anyway, the first step after wrapping a shoot is ‘The Transfer.’ While I’m getting out of some restankulous costume, Alan, the director and editor, is transferring the footage to the computer… Then we start ‘Edit-gating!’

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Photo Credit: Jerry Miller

That’s right… the footage is in the can… so we get to crack one!

 

Next step is ‘The Sort,’ where yours truly sorts thru the footage we shot that day. Which is kind of weird… Nothing like watching a replay of the last four hours of your life. Now, depending on how fast we have to turn the episode around, the sort can happen in any number of places…

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Photo Credit: Alan Harris

Like… in costume at the airport.

See when Jerry Miller and Tailgate Fan will be near you.

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Photo Credit: Alan Harris

Or at a tiny desk at my grandma’s house.

Jerry Miller Tailgate Fan New York Giants

Photo Credit: Alan Harris

…Or even in the car on a drive from Green Bay to Milwaukee without taking off the unitard and face paint I was wearing. You should have seen the look on the concierge’s face when we got to that hotel!

 

Then, the Edit Fairy takes over…

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Photo Credit: Jerry Miller

Sprinkling his magic editing dust over everything he touches, even while in a cab!

 

See, it’s important for every host to have an Edit Fairy, so they can have more time to take selfies that make it look like they’re editing, when in reality they’re borrowing their Edit Fairy’s headphones to look cool…

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Photo Credit: Jerry Miller

I do look pretty cool tho. But, not as cool as this…

Jerry Miller Tailgate Fan New York Giants

Photo Credit: Alan Harris

Thanks Edit Fairy… for making me look like a badass!

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