In this video, learn the process of a smooth delivery of a completed project.
- Delivery of a final project can be satisfying, but let's make sure that also goes smoothly. (upbeat music) Now, when you first complete a project as a finished movie, you may want to export that movie as a low res version. At least if it's possible. Now the low res will render faster, and will be easier to send to a client. From the low res movie, then you'll get your approval, and if the deal is to deliver on final payment, well, you can render the full resolution as they get their payment together for you.
Now, most people are familiar with sending large files using Dropbox, or Hightail these days. And on some projects we actually share folders using these services, or something like Google Sync, previously known as Google Drive or even OneDrive. Now, some clients prefer hard media, so you can deliver on a portable hard drive, or you can deliver on a USB drive, which is nice and small, or the really tiny guys, which are great these days, which are the SD cards, and the micro SD cards. Wow, look how long that arm can get.
(laughs) Now the thing I like about sending out information, either on the USB or the SD cards, is that they're really small, and really inexpensive to mail. And doesn't matter if they get jostled around, whereas with a hard drive, if it gets dropped; unless it's a solid state drive, you could lose all the information on there unless you pack it very, very well. Now, one thing to keep in mind when you send files to a client, whether it's from one of your hard drives, or if it's online, or for a download, always call or text them so that they know to watch for it.
And I've seen clients over the years, get really upset waiting for a file because they didn't know we had sent it, and then they find out later that it was actually in their spam folder all along. So the more you communicate, the better. And then, once you've delivered, stay in contact with your client to make sure that everything goes smoothly. People tend to remember the last interactions with companies, so make their last memory a great one. Returning clients always make you more money than always trying to find new ones. (upbeat music)
- Creating a list of production needs
- How the varied styles of animation impact production
- Creating usable digital puppets
- Working with drawn characters, objects, and CG characters
- Adding value to the look of your production
- Exploring various audio recording options
- Organizing files for production, backup, and transport
- Using animation cycles
- Building and editing a scene
- Troubleshooting issues
- Tricks for enhancing your production
- Post-production and delivery
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After Effects Guru: Character Animatorwith Ian Robinson2h 19m Intermediate
2. Puppet Production Issues
3. Add Production Value
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