My work on music videos gave me the chance to meet quite a few pop stars. I was the online editor for this music video (offline edited by my friend Walter Schlomann) and had a chance to work with Cyndi Lauper for a several days in the edit room.
Amazing experience! Cyndi is very smart and verbal – lot’s of fun, chatty stories. She also expected the highest standards, and would joke good-naturedly about “Sabotage!” anytime there was a challenge in the edit.
I was most impressed by her extremely keen eye: Because of an unusual technical issue in the transfer process, each shot in the final edit was off by one “field.” This is half a frame, which represents 1/60th of a second difference. It slipped by the trained professionals, but somehow Cyndi saw that something was “off.”
Took awhile to track down what it was, and not an easy fix, believe me. “Sabotage!”
But in the end we satisfied Cyndi’s expectations.