What It’s Like To Edit Porn In The Adult Industry

No, staring at 8 hours of porn per day is not exciting, but it sure is interesting.

Most people think it’s glamorous to be a video editor for a porn company – and in a way, it is. But it’s not easy.

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Photo – Rocketstock

The Pros

You get to meet porn stars (not every day, but at Brazzers we get visits every once in a while which is pretty cool).

We also get a sneak peek at every one of their scenes before anyone else, and the power to shape how the porno will look. Remember, your hands are shaping the scenes that people will be “jerkin’ their gherkin” to. Use that power responsibly – and make sure your manager approves of your edit and the scriptwriter doesn’t flip you off for changing the plot, obviously.

To top it all off, you get to learn a bunch of new positions and tricks to add to your sexual repertoire by being exposed to a variety of concepts, fetishes, and body types. Hey, it’s not the Kama Sutra, but it definitely exposes you to a variety of categories you may never have considered exploring previously. Some of my favorite popular categories I work on for Brazzers are PLIB/TLIB (‘Pornstars/Teens Like It Big’), BWB (‘Big Wet Butts’), BTAS (‘Big Tits At School’), ‘RWS’ (‘Real Wife Stories’), etc.

Not to mention, you’ll learn what you find unappealing and end up refining your tastes in the porn you consume as well as the kinks you employ in your bedroom. Conversely, you might start to develop an interest in body modifications like tattoos and implants that you never thought you’d like before.

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Photo – Brazzers (Lost In Brazzers)

The Cons/Challenges

Not that these are really ‘cons’, more like challenges that come with the job, but here we go.

One of the main difficulties are the deadlines. You have to meet pretty strict deadlines. As a Brazzers editor, I have to keep up with 2 scenes being posted per day on average. So you better be up to date and following the production schedule, because these scenes are uploaded to the system and ready to be edited at least one month before each due date.

And if the footage isn’t ready in time, it’ll usually be your fault – even if Compliance noticed something that could be removed or blurred just to be safe.

If a scene fails, you might take it hard – no pun intended. Don’t worry, it’s not (necessarily) your fault. Sometimes the talent employed just didn’t deliver, the director didn’t have a good day because a performer flaked or missed their flight, the lighting was off, the concept was just bad, etc. There are literally a million excuses I could come up with, but in the end, it’s not the person who makes the most excuses that succeeds in this role – but the person who can turn those flaws into pretty great final products.

At the end of the day, the success of a scene is a team effort, strongly coordinated between the scriptwriters in our Creative Department and the video editors in the Post Production Department. So it goes without saying – if you’re not a team player, you might as well stick to editing your own YouTube videos and strive for that Casey Neistat-level of social media fame.

P.s. Casey, if you’re reading this, our editors are actually pretty big fans of your work. If you could send us one of those free drones – or two – that’d be awesome.

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Photo – Brazzers (Lost In Brazzers)

Not that I can really plug my work (it’s not very safe for work), but if you want to see my scenes, check it out on Brazzers – obviously, as if the title didn’t give away where I work.

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Written by Tom Wake

Medium build, long blonde hair, Hazel eyes, looking for a good time - call me. I know this isn't a personal ad, but when you get the chance, go for it.