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Fast video editing workflow. Full fibre connected video editing suite showing speed test dials in progress

Fast video editing workflow

Fast and responsive video editing Digital files sizes and the quantity of media heading into post-production for editing are now getting considerably larger than what we have been previously used to with 1920 x 1080 HD footage. Cameras that shoot 2K, 4K and various other UHD…

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Working as a freelance Data Wrangler

Managing digital camera file-based media Managing, spot-checking and backing-up the large quantities of digital media files on a film set or shoot is generally now the responsibility of either a Data Wrangler or a Digital Image Technician – DIT for short. With many years experience of accurately managing and manipulating large…

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Corporate video editing

Key requirements for video production Corporate clients require a wide range of professional skills for their video productions and post-production editing. These are some of their key requirements. Professional technical standards In my experience, the technical standard of corporate video projects is generally expected to be as high (or higher…

How to make a music video. Blurred image of lead singer with golden beard and hair with me filming in the background.

How to make a music video 18 points to consider

The main creative and technical considerations I enjoy working on music based projects and music videos. I’ve worked as a video producer, director, cameraman and post-production editor whilst at the BBC and as a freelancer. I share my freelance video production perspective to help anyone who…

4K video production. Ninja blade screen showing on screen display features

4K video production

To enable higher quality video production and 4K filming and editing I’ve added some new kit to my gear list: The latest addition to my filmmaking equipment kit list includes the Lumix GH-4 which now allows me to film higher quality 4K footage. I’ve really enjoyed…

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Upgrading Avid Media Composer to version 8.3 and OSX to Yosemite

How the software updating process worked out for me as a freelance video editor Being a freelance editor it’s important for me to stay up to date with the latest in video production technology. I wanted to make sure that I am able to edit in…

Preparing for video editing. A screen grab of an Avid time-line featuring 11 vision tracks and 17 audio tracks

Preparing for video editing

A short guide to help production clients preparing for video editing I have written a short list of the main elements that I regularly use in an edit to help production clients understand what they might need to take or consider taking to an edit. If…

How to give creative feedback. Julian filming the highly coloured reflections from a mirror ball in the shade

How to give creative feedback for video production

A perspective on recent developments in video production There have been many changes to the digital creative industries and in particular video production in recent years. It’s incredible to consider that YouTube only started up in 2005 and now has over 100 hours of video uploaded to it every minute. Over the last…