Post-Production

My blog articles related to my post-production experiences and knowledge

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...

Part of a corporate video timeline showing Avid video effects built up over seven layers

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...

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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...

Fixing a RAID 5. Grab of the DiskWarrior error message

Fixing a RAID5 by deleting fsck_hfs file

How Avid post-production workflows can suddenly get interrupted A normal editing day: I was using my MacPro (nMP) (OSX 10.9.4) and Avid Media Composer to edit down a series of interviews for a short film I am making. I finished the day with my usual time machine...

Editing sync sound

Editing together the structure of a story from the sound The Strength & Vulnerability Bunker film was not scripted or storyboarded, it was more of an observational documentary-style. It was filmed as the actual events happened. To begin editing this type of film, I first...

Logo and brand graphic design. A photograph of the front and back of my business cards.

Logo and brand design

A clever business card design integrating my skills with my initials After leaving the BBC in 2009 I wanted to create my own brand identity and so I explored a few options. After a couple of years, I decided it was stronger to use my own...