Join Amy DeLouise for an in-depth discussion in this video Using producer exercise files, part of Video Editing: Moving from Production to Post.
- If your membership includes it, you're gonna be able to do a really cool exercise that I've set up for you to work through your producer skills when it comes to setting up your hand-off for edit. The first thing you're gonna be doing is going through RZQ Company's fictional business networking group transcripts from all of those interviews that we shot at a live event in Chicago. And you're gonna try to pull out some really top notch bytes that you could potentially use in a three to four minute promotional video, and then also a potential one minute montage.
So what you're gonna do is kind of a color coding system. Green for one byte, the best byte if you can only use one. Yellow for other options. Pink for a very good, short, closing montage byte. Then what you're gonna do is try to identify what information is missing from some of the interviews that your editor will need. So even though the transcripts give you a lot of information there's something that's not there, and you're gonna have to figure out what it is, and tell us what other production source can provide you with this information.
The third question is what supporting assets are you gonna need to tell the story? Because you can't just have the interviews of the CEOs at the live event, you're gonna have to glue this together with something. So you're gonna have to make an asset list of primary and secondary footage that you can use to tell this story. And finally, there's a key audio asset that you need to flag as missing. And you're gonna have to figure out what solution could you suggest when you deliever these interview assets to your editor to cover the missing gap.
So have fun with this exercise, and remember, this is just giving you a few more skills so that you can make sure you have a nice, smooth hand-off for your next project that goes from production to post.
Amy DeLouise reviews production planning, on-set strategies for effective media management, and tips for creating transcripts, editing scripts, and asset lists for editors. During post-production kickoff, she talks about managing your client's expectations: balancing their needs with the realities of production. With any luck, you can reconcile the two in post, using Amy's instructions for setting up Final Cut and Premiere Pro projects for success. The final chapter includes bonus post-production strategies for future-proofing and exporting projects.
- Building a creative brief and concept boards before the shoot
- Determining the technical requirements for the shoot
- Taking good field notes
- Using slates
- Managing media effectively on set
- Backing up source footage
- Preparing interview transcripts, editing lists, and asset lists
- Reviewing your post-production plan
- Setting up Final Cut Pro projects
- Setting up Premiere Pro projects
- Syncing dual sound and multicamera media
- Exporting files for audio post and color grading