Learn how to shoot and prepare footage for editing in Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro. Get smart video production strategies that will streamline video editing and maximize your creative choices in post.
- Hi and welcome to Moving From Production to Post. I'm Amy DeLouise, and I'm a writer, producer, director, and author. While I started out my career in feature films and commercials, I quickly migrated into the non-fiction space, and what I specialize in now is short-form issue advocacy productions and many large screen productions for live events, many of which go on to small screens in mobile and web. And I'm joined today by my colleague, Luisa Winters. - Hi, I've been a video editor for about 30 years.
To date I have produced and edited hundreds of commercials, event videos, and corporate videos. And since 1999, I've been teaching both Adobe and Apple products so to date I am more involved in the educational videography. It is natural to be focused in production. There are so many moving parts. And there is also plenty to know about all the various elements of post production. Stitching the two together, moving a project seamlessly from production to post is what this Lynda title is all about.
- Now Luisa and I have each taken hundreds of productions, as she mentioned, through that process. And we're going to give you our best practices and some tips for keeping yourself efficient, creative, and frankly, sane, throughout that process. The first thing we're going to talk about is why fixing it in post no longer works. And involving your entire team before the shoot. Then we're going to talk about how to plan for your post production process, including how to communicate those plans to your team. - We're also going to talk about thinking ahead, both on the set and later on in editing.
We're going to talk about media management, also on the set and after, and we're going to talk about prepping your edit and much more. Let's get started.
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