5 Things to Consider When Outsourcing Video Editing

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!

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

Kansas City Photography and Videography, offering Video Editing services B2B

Client review

We are always thrilled to receive a client review at 29 Pixel Studios!

This client review from an advertising agency that regularly uses 29 Pixel Studios as a freelance option to succeed in their video production needs!

From Mrs F. – “We have used Nick Schale of 29 Pixel Studios numerous times over the last three years and have been pleased with each video produced. Nick can be counted on to offer creative ideas, to work efficiently and to provide my company with solid video content at a reasonable price. He has produced videos with both on camera and off camera audio. Videos with humorous and serious content. Videos incorporating graphics, and he has provide video footage from both land and air (drone footage). I anticipate our relationship with Nick will continue well into the future.”

This is such a great thing to hear. Especially given the… personality that Nick has. One-part fun-loving, two-parts creative and four-parts professional!Client review of video production services in Kansas City

Client review video production kansas cityWe truly value all input from our customers! The good and the opportunity to improve.

This morning we received a possible video gig. We attempt to make it a habit of asking, “How did you hear about us?” In this case, the potential client answered, “Google and you had great reviews!”

Big thank you to the five people/companies leaving reviews on Google. We think that search engine company might just have the legs stand the test of time!

Go Google!

From Nick – “If you aim at two targets, you probably will hit neither. While I love that advise, it is difficult to narrow my business’ focus (no pun intended). The appeal of a B2B (business to business) structure is very strong and enticing, but the passion and love that I have for my B2C (business to client) is too much to ignore. For now, 29 Pixel Studios will continue to be a business that ‘creates’ for all!


29 Pixel Studios has hired a new employee!

29 Pixel Studios has hired a new employee! This is a big step for the company.

In the past, to accomplish our client’s goals, 29 Pixel Studios has brought on independent contractors. If a client’s project requires multi-cam recording for example, or a three-person team is needed to cover a conference.

29 Pixel Studios has hired a new employee!Paige joined 29 Pixel Studios August 2016 as the all-around Pixel Punisher. Just a fun way to say graphic designer.

Graduation is in sight for Paige. December 2016 will be here in no time and while she finishes up her degree in graphic design degree, she will be helping 29 Pixel Studios hit home runs for our clients!

Beyond graphic design, Paige is a talented photographer and her video skills are on the rise!

29 Pixel Studios is very lucky to have such a talented artist as a first employee.

29 Pixel Studios has hired a new employee!