My process of being a Video Producer/ Editor and one stop shop

Yesterday I started a freelance job in the role as a Video Producer. I am shooting, editing and doing all the graphics. The job has entailed working closely with the client to realise there vision. The company is a recruitment firm who are wanting to use video as a method to grow and market themselves in a new and innovative way.

Together we are developing a branded online TV product that will be used in an online jobseeker education product.

When commencing a job such as this there a few interesting challenges to overcome. I am shooting in an office boardroom so lighting isn’t fantastic and secondly audio is a mess so my options are limited.

To over come the lighting, I used one big LED light as a fill light and with the audio close miked the interviewees with lapel microphones. I was able to obtain a clear punchy audio track as well as a nice well filled in lighting look.

The next part of the process will be to take all the captured footage to the client and create an edit decision list of what parts fit where and the shape it will take into the final product. 

As part of this I will also be designing lower thirds and graphical overlays to enhance the educational aspect of the points the interviewees are making.

I will post some more thoughts on the process as well as some screen shots in future posts.