Having just received my 2nd frihost warning due to inactivity... It brings up thoughts of my work schedule. Unlike many jobs that have defined hours, my schedule is on a 'project completed' basis. So, I'm either broke and picking my nose or a client, (usually a producer who needs editing), needs something done yesterday.
So for a week or two I will forget my other duties because I'm trying to fulfill a lot in a ridculously short amount of time.
My work is primarily 'corporate video' . It isn't glamorous but calls for a lot of graphics and motion graphics work to support and make more visually interesting various business subjects. Awards, training, and in-house message videos are my stock-in-trade.
Anyway, off to work on a video for a car company, and yes, today is Sunday... A flexible if odd schedule.
So what do you do most of your editing on? Avid? Final Cut? Do you use anything special for your graphics work (like After Effects or Max)?
I work for a TV station with our own commercial production department. We do a bit of corporate stuff as well as our own advertising, so I've got an idea where you're coming from. Do you work for a production company, or are you completely freelance?
I am a big fan of movie production, it would be interesting to see what it is like from a business point of view. What software do you use primarily?
Your job sounds fantastic to me, I've been working with and on editing systems for the past 8 years now, from an academic standpoint. I kow what I'm doing, I love the role and I'm fast, heck I used to teach how to edit to my peers because the tutors couldn't.
But I'm struggling with making that jump from academia to industry, any tips or suggestions? How did you get into it? And where do you want to be?
I love making videos. I do some for uni work.
For editing videos (ie, footage), I use Final Cut Pro. But if I wanna do cartoon stuff or motion graphics i use Adobe After Affects and Flash. Though After affects Rocks!
I love video editing and production - only as a hobby though for holiday shoots etc. I wouldn't like to be doing it under the pressure of a paying client. I know what you mean about the time it takes, getting the cuts right and the audio etc etc.
Man I completely understand about the deadlines or too much freetime. I spent about a year running a production company with a friend of mine and it was either reaaaaaaally fast paced, or slow as hell. But the good thing about the downtimes is you have plenty of equipment/time to work on your own stuff! In that one year (or less) I got the majority of my portfolio done. I'm actually working on putting it all together in DVD format right now. It's a shame that all of the master tracks are long since gone. All I have now are the finished web products, some better quality than others but none of them DV quality anymore.