Lately, we have been getting a lot more video editing work at 29 Pixel Studios, LLC! So, we decided to create a quick article: 5 Things to Consider When Outsourcing Video Editing!
Every year there are a handful of B2B(Business to Business) projects where 29 Pixel Studios is brought on to start cutting the raw footage into a more manageable size project.
Occasionally the goal for the client is to just hammer out some of the interviews. Other times 29 Pixel Studios is brought on to refine the entire project and help craft the story!
Top things to to consider when outsourcing video editing for your business project!
What is the overall goal and more importantly message, for this project? – When the video is handing off the video editing to another company (or freelancer), you must be on the same page of the overall goal. Are we selling a product? Are you telling a story? – This will inform the video editor what to leave out and what to highlight. Even more so, the key components leading up to each highlighted point.
How far do you want the video editor to take the project? – Are you handing off gigabytes and terabytes of raw footage and expecting a refined edit?
– Or is your project needing chunks of video taken out, things like interviewer’s questions being taken out and repeat answers where the interviewees needed to start over for a clearer answer.
Who are you handing off the project to? – New parents are terrified having someone they don’t know watching their babies. – Video projects can feel like someone’s baby. Google searches are great, but the reviews on these companies are more informative than their About Us page! – Even better than reviews and google searches is a recommendation! Reach out to your colleges and professional network (maybe check out your LinkedIn contacts).
What is our budget for this step in the process? – Editing a video from 20 hours to 2 hours takes a LONG TIME. Even for the fastest editors trimming takes time. – Speed cost money, how fast do you want to go? – Does the video editing company have a team that might make this more cost effective? – For example, on a big project, 29 Pixel Studios will use a Jr Editor to take the first cut down in length.
Is this something you want to do yourself!? – 29 Pixel Studios will be focusing more on B2B editing in the future (we love telling stories) but perhaps this is something you don’t wish to outsource. – If you (or the project manager) has a difficult time delegating and giving up some control, you might want to consider keeping the project in house. – Consider this if you don’t have a clear vision of #1, what is the goal?
If you are looking for a video editing service, please consider 29 Pixel Studios as your go-to solution!
Now, an Award Winning Photographer, 29 Pixel Studios returns from an epic journey to Iceland where the focus was on travel photography!
Earning a living as a creative professional is challenging enough. Earning a living specializing in travel photography must be down right impossible! It is something I imagine nearly every photographer would love to do. For most, it’s a dream.
The difference between a dream and a goal is progression towards the idea!
The trip to Iceland was primarily to work on travel photography! No video gear was brought so 100% focus could be given to photography.
Lastly, to carry all this around, we only trust the amazing folks at ThinkTank Photo! The STREETWALKER ® HARDDRIVE held all the above PLUS extra batteries, chargers, and my 17+ inch laptop. It advertises smaller laptops I believe but mine fit snuggly 🙂 (If you use a battery grip, that will cut the laptop space down). For fun, we made this video showing the Streetwalker in action 🙂
Two recommendations for anyone going to Iceland are: Get a camper van!! Then, get this map!!
How to become an Award Winning Photographer?
Simple… ENTER CONTESTS! Something Nick has NEVER DONE!
Note from Nick, “After getting home I tried some metallic prints from Nation’s Photo Lab. They looked beautiful and arrived the same day my wife and I were leaving to go to southern Kansas for the Sumner County Fair. I thought, my mother-in-law might like to see these, so I brought them with. She urged me to enter them into the photography contest in the fair.
PURPLE ribbon! More importantly the professional photographer said, “These are exhibition quality photographs.” Wow! I’m on my way to becoming a travel photographer!”
Nick Schale: Award winning photographer
If you love landscape work, we will be selling prints! If you have a travel agency and need some Iceland photography, let us know by contacting us today!
The above piece is the Purple Ribbon winner at the Sumner County Fair!
Game of Thrones fans might recognize the above photographed location!
The next travel destination will be southern Germany in December. Plans are in motion to continue the journey towards becoming a professional travel photographer.
Well, that was FAST! We gave a tease of the Carousel Museum Video a few days ago, showing some of the 4k video goodness. Now, we are pleased to show the final product!
Leavenworth C.W. Parker Carousel Museum Video Short-Film
Some of the footage was filmed by the talented Josh Bell, a graduating senior. Production Assistant Paige, the pixel punisher helped on interview day big time. The rest was filmed by Nick and on the Sony FS7.
As we mentioned in the previous post, the community really shines here. A ton of volunteers help restore and maintain these antiques! Here is a 30 second version cut showing horses being worked on by the people of Leavenworth.
When I say antique, ladies and gentlemen, this fully functional carousel is older than World War I! Check them out on TripAdvisor. Leavenworth has a rich history and having it listed as #2 of things to do is an achievement.
29 Pixel Studios could have created three or four hours of C.W. Parker Carousel museum videos. There is so much here folks! Plan a day, bring the kids, take the tour and ride the C.W. Parker Carousel that is over 100 years old. WARNING: It is FAST!
We used footage from the Larissa and Dan wedding. This lovely couple was married a few years back. Between the ceremony and reception, they took a quick trip to the C.W. Parker Carousel Museum! Check out their video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_jafvPyeMo. It’s a fast cut highlight reel, which is fitting pairing it up with the pace of this carousel!
Book the Leavenworth C.W. Parker Carousel Museum for your event! And book 29 Pixel Studios to capture that day! We offer videography / cinematography and photography.
Storytelling is truly our passion. Our mantra, “Artistic Style, YOUR Story.” keeps focus on driving impact.
Ohh the 4k Video Goodness! Yes, we added the camera a few months back (and yes, they announced the mark II version 60 days later). Yes, we have used the Sony FS7 on a handful of projects between then and now.
BUT, I’ve kept my foot off the throttle of the 4k Video Goodness until feeling very comfortable with the new camera. **Not about to bring the camera to a client’s shoot without being ready.
One of the advantageous of running your own business is you get to decide which 20 hours a day you get to work! It probably would have been a great idea to schedule a couple days to do nothing but test and practice this camera on projects for fun. Instead we took the slow and steady pace.
Recently we produced a few videos for the fantastically awesome C.W. Parker Carousel Museum! TripAdvisor has 4.5 stars with 78 Reviews! W00t!
The final videos are in the final stages NOW! But we wanted to share a preview of the 4K Video Goodness!
We are bringing cinema to a run and gun style of filming. For the interview parts, we of course used lights to get the scene perfect but capturing action while it unfolded in front of us, that’s what this short video demonstrates!
We plan on sharing the final videos in a later post. 29 Pixel Studios delivered a 10-minute short documentary. We then rendered out a 60-second and 30-second commercial to be used on Leavenworth’s Channel 2. Finally, there was such an amazing volunteer effort to maintain this historic museum, we created a 30-second piece highlighting the community effort.
For our video production services, 29 Pixel Studios is extremely competitively priced! We added the FS7 (along with other heavy hitting inventory) late last year and committed to keeping our prices locked for 2017!
Contact us today and find out just how affordable professional video content can be!