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!
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!
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!
We 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!
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!
Who wouldn’t want a successful Kickstarter video for their project and help tell the story?! Game Developer, Randy Ritnour hired 29 Pixel Studios to help their KickStarter project for the Takamo Universe.
29 Pixel Studios was responsible for recording the legendary Kevin J. Anderson and capturing b-roll at World Con. The team at Takamo Universe recorded and produced the rest of the video.
If you have a project that you are about to begin crowdfunding and need a successful kickstarter video. Let us help by contacting us today!
*During some down time, I asked Randy if I could interview him to share some business tips for creatives that might be in game development. He graciously shared some time (check out episode 10 here). Then we interviewed Kevin J. Anderson for Business Tips for Creatives! (Check out episode #3 Here)