Franken-biting, Fake Reality TV Secrets EXPOSED!


The backbone of documentary and reality tv editing is what's known as the line cut (aka the radio edit, the a-side edit, or the string out).

These are the words that your interviewees say edited down to the timeline in a long row of jump cuts. 

Franken-biting is when the editor intentionally juggles the interviewees words around to give them another meaning, or to make more / less articulate sentences. 

At a recent LACPUG meeting, reality tv editor Vince Rocca teaches / showed off his franked-biting skills.

Footage from the project Built By Life.

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