Whenever I see a producer freaking out about a piece of missing footage or an editor stressing about a deadline, I always remind myself that in the grand scheme of things what we do for a living is ultimately of little importance in the world as a whole. We’re not curing cancer, we’re not feeding homeless children, we’re not lobbying for legislation that will transform the health care system for millions of Americans. We simply make entertainment, and sometimes it’s easy to forget that.
That being said, I think it’s important to let loose every once in a while and not take our jobs too seriously. With April Fools Day coming up tomorrow, here are a few practical jokes to bring smiles to the faces of your coworkers. Just make sure they don’t have an impending producer screening or network output, or you may find that the joke’s on you. Without further ado, I present to you – April Fools Jokes for Editors. (more…)