One of the best ways to streamline the workflow in postproduction is to organize the footage before it gets cut together. This helps the editor know exactly where shots are and makes sure they are not lost. In this movie, author Richard Harrington walks you through organizational techniques for making sure that the media the editor needs for the edit is easy to find.
- The first thing we do when footage…comes back is make sure it's backed up…in at least two places.…We then also make sure it's on our edit drive…and bring it into a non-linear editor.…In this case, Premier Pro.…Within Premier Pro we organize it,…add descriptions, markers, and refer…to the producer's shoot notes.…After the footage is all organized…I usually string out the best takes…for each scene so I have them for easy…reference to show the producer, client, or director.…I then start going through the scenes…block by block, choosing what I think…the best takes are to form a rough cut.…
A rough cut is the first assembly…of the piece as a whole.…It usually doesn't have all the bells…and whistles like color correction…and audio mixing but we put it together…to show the client, producer, and director…how the piece might work as a whole.…- So for this PSA we did a couple of things.…We did lower thirds throughout…with explanatory text and then we also…did screen replacement for a webpage.…The client was going through a website…
- Meeting the project and team
- Writing the script
- Casting actors
- Scouting for locations
- Creating schedules and budgets
- Shooting scenes
- Retiming footage
- Color grading
- Compressing for delivery
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1. Meet the Project and Team
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