We, humans, are progressive species. We develop ideas, make teams, and create wonderful things that bring us joy and inspiration. In order to make a creative product like a film, we need creative teams that work together passionately in a professional way. So collaboration and teamwork are the key elements that enable us to achieve what we’re looking for but what should we do as filmmakers when there is a new normal that says work from home?
Well, life is full of possibilities. In fact, we constantly create more and more possibilities to overcome such obstacles because we don’t like to stop working. That’s why I want to show you a new possibility that makes it possible to do the whole post-production stage virtually, and by that, I mean having an online post-production workflow that serves you in many ways. Sounds cool right? let me show you how;
The Cloud-Based Video Production
Imagine you have a small team that creates videos for advertising. Your team consists of a creative director who directs the style of every project, a videographer who masterfully takes shots, and you, an editor who brings it all together creatively to make the Ad video. Right now you’re all at home doing social distancing. But suddenly your director gets a call about a requested Ad video and he says “yes, of course, we can do it.”
We know that you can’t collaborate with your fellow creatives personally right now so you need a proper online video workflow to do the project. and your creative director friend knows that too. So he creates a simple shot list and sends it over to the videographer who’s already got the product online, and is ready to shoot it in her little home studio. Right after finishing the shooting part, it’s time for you to get the footage and start editing and this has been the classic struggle between production and post-production for years. Here comes the solution we talked about. Instead of delivering the footage on hard drives or using unrelated tools for transfer, your colleague can upload the footage to the cloud storage of a cloud-based video production platform like Postpace, which makes it possible for you and the team to access and organize them from anywhere, anytime using a computer.
Video Team Collaboration
Then you start editing the video but we know that these projects need collaborative video editing, so somewhere along the way you’re not sure if the style of some parts of the video is what it needs to be. So you need to have your teammates’ opinions on the video to achieve the remote editing brainstorming you need. And this is where the online video workflow serves you another feature that enables your team to go over the edited version and share thoughts in comments. Yes, you can add comments on each frame of the video in order to land your suggestions precisely and this is what makes your edit bulletproof.
Then you can create different versions of the video and create a version history to be able to compare them directly and choose the best one. The system will also create an automatic version after each change is made so that you can go back and use it if needed. Then you and the team decide which one should be the final version and wrap it up.
Video Review and Collaboration
The video is done now and it’s time for the customer review. Again easily using the online post-production workflow that comes with a nice platform, your customer reviews the video and it’s totally ready and archived in the cloud storage of the cloud-based video production platform to back up every valuable asset of yours in storage that got your back.
See, this is just one possibility that the online video workflow has brought to us. The friendship between technology and creativity has a lot more possibilities to offer. Possibilities that push the boundaries and enable us to create beyond borders.