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Video Production Process (2 of 2)

Step 5 Filming

a. Load In

The director and camera operator, together with a crew, muster at the agreed location on the schedule to unload the gear. The crew attends any orientations the site may require before unloading.

b. Set Up

Depending on the complexity of the various scenes to be shot, set up time can vary from a half hour to an hour before shooting begins.

c. Filming

A technical advisor or consultant representing the Project Team is required to be present at all times during the shoot to ensure that standards are being adhered to and to address any issues that may arise.

A television monitor on location allows the director and the advisor to see what is being filmed except in situations where the use of a monitor is physically impossible or too encumbering to the process.

With most projects, a log of the scenes and shots filmed is documented in a log throughout the process.

Step 6 Post Production/Editing

a. First Cut Delivery

The director and editor work together to

  • select the shots to be used; in some projects involving interviews, they may be transcribed and transcriptions may be distributed to the Project Team for review and input
  • record the voiceover narrator
  • create the first cut of the video

The first cut is unpolished and will show the following:

  • all basic content edited from the original footage acquired on location
  • at least one sample of basic titling graphics including:
    • interview candidates with name and official job title
    • main title and at least one chapter or section title
  • at least 1 sample of special or animated graphics or sequences to be used in transitions or beginnings of main sections
  • any critical sequences involving complex editing effects

The audio in the first cut will not be polished and music may or may not be included at this step in the process. Also, the introduction may or may not be assembled for the First Cut depending on the script and style of approach.

b. First Cut Review

The review process is designed to maximize input and includes the following:

  • the first cut is delivered in the format best suited for distribution to the Project Team members.
  • the Producer and Director meet with the Project Team to discuss the 1st Cut

c. Fine Cut

The revisions and changes are processed and the video is given its final polish which includes:

  • finishing of all titles, graphics and special sequences including introductions
  • adding music and processing a full audio mix

d. Fine Cut Review

The Fine Cut is the first cut is delivered in the format best suited for distribution to the Project Team members.

The Project Team issues a final approval sign off to the Original Video Producer.

Step 7 Mastering, Duplication and Packaging

Every project is different. A video may be designed for viewing in its entirety. Other videos, such as training videos, may be required to be chaptered for ease of use in training programs when facilitators prefer to pause during a session.

a. Mastering and DVD Chaptering

Original Video Productions will master the video and prepare the chapters.

This includes:

  • preparation of the DVD menu
  • encoding the video onto DVD for future duplication purposes
  • encoding the video into other file formats as required by the project, such as wmv, flash, etc. for web applications

b. Packaging

Original Video Productions will design labels and prepare graphics for different types of cases.

c. Duplication

Original Video Productions offers limited duplication services. As prices vary depending on quantities, we are happy to provide a quote.