Bizhan Ussefi, lifetime missionary and subject of Abundant Life’s documentary. In Summer 2019, I was given the wonderful opportunity to shoot and manage post-production for an upcoming documentary with Abundant Life Church. Our subject was Bizhan Ussefi, a missionary who has dedicated his life to outreach in The Netherlands. We were limited to the use of existing equipment, but capturing a large amount of footage in a variety of shooting locations was paramount.
MediaSource is an award-winning communications agency based in Columbus, Ohio. They specialize in video post production, public relations, social media, and strategic insights, making them experts at developing stories that grab and retain the attention of target audiences. For 20 years, MediaSource has been a trusted leader in communications for clients such as the Ohio State University Medical Center, Abbott, and UCLA Health.
The time has come to unveil our vision for the future of EVO and ShareBrowser. Last year, we released tons of features like sync, backup, and replication for Slingshot, new panels and extensions for Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, and After Effects, and scale-out clustering for EVO Nearline. 2020 will bring even more innovation to your EVO shared storage server and its arsenal of easy-to-use software.
For many creatives, it was simply the worst of times. There are few, if any, companies in the media production industry who were prepared for the sudden workflow shifts and shelter-in-place orders of March 2020 brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly every production team was forced to make decisions and quickly plan for a type of remote, off-site work that’s uncommon for media professionals, particularly editors.
People Are More Important Than Tech In a previous post, I said you should always start with “two” when starting your creative team. As you look to retain and expand your team, you need to understand that people are much more valuable than any technology.
Branded Storytelling: Building Your First Creative Team Branding today is all about storytelling. And there’s no better way to tell your story than through video. And with that, a lot of companies are realizing “Hey, I can start building my own internal creative team, I don’t always have to have an agency do my work. And if I have an internal team where they can start to know my product better, we can get more content out more cost-effectively.”
If you’re used to being in an office and editing from a computer with high-speed shared storage, then working on those projects from home can be a challenge. Working remotely from your primary storage server may require copying huge files at internet speed, which could take days over slow connections. In light of recent headlines, you may be imminently faced with that reality and wondering how to shift operations to a remote workforce. Luckily, if you’re using ShareBrowser and you find yourself needing to work remotely, your EVO storage server is already doing something that’s about to help you out in a big way.
Remote editing is more viable than ever, but it still has its limitations. Gathering footage, particularly on short notice or for an unforeseen amount of time away from work, requires a significant amount of foresight and planning. The file sizes are likely too unwieldy for online transfer, and getting footage from one editor to another would nearly halt the post-production workflow. The good news is that there are options that are already compatible with EVO right now.
Premiere Pro and Blackmagic Resolve both offer incredibly powerful standalone features. Even though Adobe and Blackmagic are actively battling it out in a war for our timelines, using the two applications together opens up an entirely new world of possibility. While the Premiere Pro Lumetri Color panel allows for some speedy color grading and automatic adjustments, many teams benefit from using Resolve’s in-depth color grading tools alongside an Adobe Premiere Pro editing workflow. Thankfully, both applications support a large variety of file types and formats, which makes for a very complementary experience.
One of the greatest things about podcasts is that there’s always a show (or eight) for everyone. Every topic or niche, no matter how obscure, is represented. Editing and filmmaking are no exception. With so many to choose from, how do you find the best podcasts about video production? You’re in luck, we did some of the work for you. We put together some of our favorite podcasts for editors, filmmakers, and VFX artists. Geek out over in-depth interviews with your Hollywood heroes, gain new insights into the craft, and let these podcasts transport you onto some of the biggest sets and cutting room floors, all in a day’s commute.