Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Presenting the picture lock to the client and receiving approval, part of Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro.
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We've already talked about picture lock from a process perspective.…Briefly I want to talk about picture lock from a management, budgeting, and communication…perspective, how you present the picture lock to the client and get feedback.…First off, picture lock is a great way to manage the budget.…If you have milestones in your project and your client knows to expect certain things…along the way, getting their approval of the picture lock is a way to move forward and…know that your client has confirmed all your work up until that point.…
The idea is to get any changes in now and not need to go back later and make them which…will probably cost you more time and money, because it's going to be out of the rhythm…of the way you work.…When you present the cut, make sure your client knows that this is about their content.…We use picture lock internally to talk about the process.…Sometimes when I'm talking to the client, I slide in the term content lock to mean basically…the same thing, but to telegraph to them what it is that they are approving.…
This course is part of a series that looks at Documentary Editing from the point of view of 3 different editors in 3 different editing applications. For more insight on editing documentary projects, take a look at Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer and Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X.
- Interpreting a creative brief
- Logging interviews and other footage
- Pulling selects and presenting ideas
- Building sequences and scenes
- Creating title graphics
- Animating images
- Adjusting b-roll shots
- Tightening clip timing
- Compressing and exporting multiple files