"Surely, that'll only take a couple of hours to put together". Something we hear frequently from those not familiar with video editing.
So we thought it would be interesting to show how long something can take to edit.
This is a timelapse taken from some of the 7-9 hours of work to produce a 5 minute video audition video for Channel 9's hit entertainment/reality TV show The Block. This piece of work had four relatively simple scenes filmed over one day and was planned and storyboarded - all of which help speed up the filming and editing process.
That said, editing, especially when it's done to a fixed time limit (in this case a maximum of 5 minutes) can be a complicated affair. It's a big balancing act to ensure the time limit is used effectively to get all the information across.