Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Video Data Management on Set and in the Field.
- In this course, I'm going to assume you have a basic familiarity with video production. I don't care if you're a producer, a director, a camera person or a Jack or Jill of all trades. I'm just going to assume that you've been on a video shoot before. If you have been on a shoot before, you've probably noticed that they can get a chaotic. But, there are some essential strategies that you can learn to keep things organized. I don't really assume that you have any core knowledge other than a basic familiarity with video production. So whether you are taking a look at this through a lens, or standing back and directing the action.
Or maybe you're the video editor. In any case, these strategies will come into play. Effective video production, is really three key components. There's a need for pre-production, the planning that happens before the shoot. And today we're going to explore some things you do before the cameras even start rolling. From getting the cameras labeled, to checking the settings. This will cut down on potential problems later. Then there's the production aspect. The capturing of the data in the field. The rolling of the cameras. The capturing of audio.
Well that's going to produce a lot of data that needs to be managed and well-organized. Otherwise, the next stage doesn't go so well. You don't want to move on to post-production, the editing, audio mixing, and color correction stage with footage missing. Nothing's more frustrating than discovering that that audio recording is missing. Or that the microphones didn't capture the sound you thought they were. Or that maybe a card went missing and you're lacking B-roll that you need to tell the story. In any case, all three stages have to be balanced.
And throughout today, we're going to explore those. So whether you're a veteran of the industry, or brand new, just come in with an open mind. I'm going to present a logical, organized work flow, one that you'll need to adapt to your own needs, but you should be able to take these techniques and have a more efficient video production.
Follow Rich Harrington as he takes you through a practical workflow, explaining how to set up and organize your cameras on set, as well as how to set up a data transfer station on set to ensure that your data has a place to go. He also covers software tools, from using your computer's operating system to transfer data, to organizing your material using dedicated software solutions like Adobe Prelude. Plus, Rich goes into backup strategies, card management, and how to successfully hand off your data to post-production.
- The benefits of on-set asset management
- Challenges to look out for when managing data on set
- Confirming record options and acquisition format
- Building an ingest plan
- Creating a chain of command
- Managing data using a laptop, mobile workstation, or tablet
- Using your operating system to transfer data
- Building a data transfer station
- Logging, transferring, cloning, and transcoding data
- Reviewing backup strategies
- Handling incoming cards
- Erasing or reformatting media