TWO DAYS OF on-site HD recording has reinforced why I think the best video is short-form video. I get a lot more joy from 90-second clips. No matter how hard I try to compress my video work flow, every minute of work on a remote video shoot requires at least one minute of pre-production later on. So we spent 80 minutes out along Brocka on the Water and my time sheets show 82 minutes pulling the files off the two cameras, dropping them into work folders, rendering them for a preview AVI file and annotating them on a studio worksheet. Because we shot a generous amount of file footage, we have at least four times the running length of the final production. Looked at another way, that's four times the rendering time that the end clients will see. The additional time burden is worth the unbillable hours because the by-product is easily repurposed as file footage. That means it has to be findable and ready to be dropped onto a DVD editing timeline. Now it's back to work to sort all that out.
Sent mail2blog using Nokia E90 O2-Typepad service while traveling between Long Table venues in County Tipperary, Ireland.