So you have shot all of your video footage using your camera or smartphone; and are now ready to outsource it to your video editing team to work their magic…
But how do you actually prepare your video for editing?
Well there are only a few steps involved but if you are aware of them, you can save yourself and your video editing team a lot of time. Let’s go through them…
Step 1. Upload your video footage to Dropbox.
When you are preparing to upload your video footage to Dropbox, you will need to ensure that you have included all of the files that are required to produce your video.
If you don’t provide your video editing team with the necessary files, you may experience delays or simply get a result that you are just not happy with.
The files that you should consider uploading to Dropbox, may include:
- Your primary video footage (also known as A-Roll)
- Any secondary video footage (also known as B-Roll)
- Animated Intro video clips (check out Splasheo)
- Animated Lower Thirds (check out Splasheo)
- Animated Outro video clips (check out Splasheo)
- Your company or brand logos
- Any still images
- Any music .mp3 files
Once you have gathered all your files together, upload them to Dropbox and move onto step 2.
Step 2. Submit your Video Brief Outline.
So your video files are now uploaded…what’s next?
Typically you will need to submit a project brief to your video editing team that outlines how you would like your video to look. The more specific you get here, the better your video will turn out.
The easiest way to start this process is to indicate what video footage that you do NOT want to use in your video. So all the errors, bloopers where you may stumble on your words, or somebody walks into the shot etc.
The best way to indicate this is watch through your primary footage and indicate what segments are not to be used in a time stamp format of minutes:seconds.
Example – Please cut out the footage from 0:32 – 0:48 and 2:14 – 2:36.
Then you will want to indicate when you want to use B-roll and images in your video, using the same time stamp format.
Working With Us
When we work with our clients, we automate the process by providing a Video Brief Outline form to submit online, that indicates to us that they are ready for us to begin work on their next video.
They simply answer the questions in the form, providing us with as much detail as possible…
Then we get to work! Pretty simply right?
And that’s how working with your video editing team should be!
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