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JHENG WEI L.
$200/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • 3D Design
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Rendering
  • 3D Sculpting
  • Video Editing

大家好,我是 Larry Lai 目前是一名來自台灣的 Freelance 2013年投入數位影像製作,以 3D Artist & Animator 的身份進入數位產業多年 🔶【服務項目】 3D 流程動畫製作 / 3D 模型 / 3D列印 3D模型貼圖繪製 / 遊戲與互動產業的 3D 美術製作

Grigorij R.
$150/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Film Direction
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media Marketing
  • WordPress
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Social Media Content
  • Website
  • Social Media Advertising
  • Digital Marketing
  • Tech & IT

An accomplished PR, Strategy and Digital Media Consultant. A member of the Forbes Business Council. As a PR specialist I have placed stories in thousands of major news outlets and helped raise over $200 million for charities, technology and science projects. Having had the privilege of working with legends like Whoopi Goldberg, British rock band QUEEN, Nobel Prize winners, Presidents and Astronauts. As an SMM specialist, I have helped my clients gain over 9 million followers. In 2021, I have been able to gain over 40 Billion media impressions for my PR clients (as of October 2021). I currently work with clients across Technology, Personal...

Bill K.
$80/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Video Editing
  • Videography
  • Content Marketing
  • Audio Editing
  • Project Management
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Audition
  • Camtasia
  • Explainer Video
  • Animated
  • Demo Presentation
  • Video Design
  • Video Animation
  • Adobe After Effects

WHAT I DO: I help technical businesses, such as SaaS, desktop, and mobile software companies, create videos that educate, promote, and sell your products and services. WHAT MAKES WORKING WITH ME DIFFERENT: As a creative technologist with an engineering background, I take an analytical approach to video creation. I can quickly grasp technical concepts and hardware/software architectures, along with the ability to take the lead on complex software tutorials, technical training, and explainer videos. Most videographers and video production companies do not have extensive technical backgrounds, causing you to handhold and explain your...

Daniel N.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Videography
  • Video Editing
  • Lighting
  • Sound Recording
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Cinematography

I've been a freelance videographer and editor for over 15 years working for both small and large businesses to help create their online presence. From filming live events, either in a team or on my own, to scripted scenes for commercials or music videos, I have experience in all of it. I'm based in Quebec, but my talents have taken me as far as Shanghai. Location is no issue as long as travel arrangements are provided. I currently work for companies based in the US, UK, and Israel. I have my own green screen studio that's fully equipped with lighting and sound, as well as a jib for any overhead product shots. Almost everything is shot on...

Aaron W.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Drone Videography
  • Animation
  • Advertisement
  • Graphic Design
  • Audio Editing
  • Motion Graphics
  • Social Media Content Creation
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Whiteboard Video
  • Adobe Premiere Elements
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Videography
  • Video Editing

Greetings. Thank you for reviewing my profile. Please visit my portfolio at awvideodesigns.com. I am a skilled and creative, multi-talented Video and Graphic/Motion Graphic Editor, Designer and Producer seeking clients with project needs in Video, Film, and Image Production, Design and Editing. Flexible and punctual, collaborative and easy to work with, I have an outstanding client rating that I believe reflects my dedication to delivering quality and professional service to my client partners. I have a BFA in Film Production, experience in the business, marketing and creative ends of the Film and Music Industries and a passion for the...

Bhanu P.
$15/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Camtasia
  • Podcast Production
  • Audio Engineering
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Video Editing
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Social Media Management
  • YouTube Marketing
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Canva
  • Audio Editing
  • Tamil to English Translation
  • Video Post-Editing
  • YouTube Development

🔴 TOP RATED PLUS Video/Audio Editor & Social Media Manager I have 5+ years of experience in Video/Audio Editing, Audiogram, Subtitling, Translation (English-Tamil), and Transcription! I've also edited many podcasts and specialized in creating a seamless podcast production system for my clients to make their podcasting workflow efficient, simple, and cost-effective. Editing and Uploading videos on YouTube and on other social media accounts (I can work with software such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Camtasia 2018, After Effects & Audacity). I have over 2000 hours on Upwork. Hire me for: - Video / Audio Editing - Podcast...

Holly A.
$15/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Sony Vegas
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Video Post-Editing
  • Video Editing
  • Color Grading

Hi, I'm Holly! I'm 23 years old and graduated university with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film and TV with Honours. A desire for a life in Film and TV began when I was 10 wherein I would record short films of myself. Now I am a highly advanced video editor, proficient in many industry standards software including but not limited to: Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop. I have also dabbled in some audio techniques using programs such as iZotope RX 7 and Adobe Audition. I specialize in editing, able to provide you with experienced and perfect results. I am very tenacious and will...

Kristine K.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Video Editing
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Content Writing
  • Testimonial Video
  • Social Media Content

Video editing is time consuming. Let me help. With more than a decade of experience working in video and television production, I can help turn your raw video into a great story with a clean, professional look. I specialize in promotional videos, commercials and presentations, but I'm always up for something new.

Denis K.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Video Color Correction
  • Video Post-Editing
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Video Editing
  • Film Production
  • Music Video
  • Corporate Video
  • Video Commercial
  • Social Media Video
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Documentary
  • Video Intro & Outro
  • Editor
  • Videography

I specialize in filming, editing, sound correction, color correction, and producing high-impact, visually striking videos in a wide variety of styles and formats. This includes: - Commercials/Trailers/Music Videos - Get people's attention with an eye-catching and engaging video sequence - Documentary/Shortfilm/Highlights/Teasers - From the music, and sound effects to the color grading. I got everything covered making sure that the message of the piece is delivered - YouTube, Facebook, Tik Tok, Pinterest, and Instagram Ad videos, Vlogs - Get your clients' attention and grow your subscribers exponentially on social reds - Instagram Vertical...

Mathieu C.
$63/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Ableton Live
  • Audio Production
  • Audio Editing
  • Zoom Video Conferencing
  • Unreal Engine
  • Corporate Event Planning
  • Event Photography
  • Event Management
  • Video Editing
  • Video Stream
  • DJing
  • 3D Design
  • Event Planning
  • Event Marketing

Hi there, my name is Mat. I am running an event management company specializing in virtual events and I am here to help you putting together awesome online events. After over 10 years of experience managing in-person events for clients like Nike, BMW, Gucci, Bulgari, L'Oréal, eBay and IBM, the Covid outbreak forced us to move all our operations online and to look for new ways to overcome the limitations in order to produce professional-looking and engaging virtual events. I am currently producing professional virtual events on a daily basis for clients located around the world and using a variety of platforms (Zoom, OBS, vMix, Restream,...

Nick  B.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Video Editing
  • Drone Videography
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Social Media Content Creation
  • Wedding Videography
  • Promotional Video
  • Music Video
  • Videography
  • Cinematography
  • Drone

I produce and edit together engaging videos for many different businesses and brands to use on social media. Over the course of this year, I've directed the documentary "Climbing Into Fear" which made the official selection at Holy Shorts Film Festival, one of the largest Film Festivals in Los Angeles. Currently has potential for making it on a streaming service (hence why it's not publicly available yet). I've produced Wedding Films, Live Event Videos, Promo videos, and documentaries. My experience in freelance is skilled to Camera operation, lighting, sound design, video editing, music selection, light graphic design, and social media...

Md Asad al H.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • 2D Animation
  • Audio Editing
  • Color Grading
  • Video Editing
  • Instagram Story
  • Content Creation
  • YouTube
  • Infographic
  • Video Advertising
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Social Media Video
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Motion Graphics
  • Video Editing & Production

I am a professional expert video editor, producer and motion graphics designer. My practical experience in Video Editing, Video Production and Animation is more than 12 years . I do believe every video has a story, a meaning and a purpose. I'm here to help my clients to get perfect of any digital video production. I'm professional in my field. Here in upwork I am working for more than 7 years as a Top Rated Plus freelancer. My current top YouTube channel's clients are: The Finest Mind Boggler Extreme Trends Coming Along Amerikano WickedBinge Upnext And many others. Specially I am very good at making any types of animated videos or...

Andrian S.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Video Editing
  • General Transcription
  • Graphic Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Sketching
  • Photo Editing
  • Audio Editing
  • Audio Mastering
  • Videography
  • Wedding Videography
  • Event Highlights Video

OVER 400+ hours of interviews, podcasts, videos and audios transcribe online! FAST and ACCURATE! RELIABLE and DEDICATED! NO IF's or BUT's! JUST WORK to SATISFY! ALL AROUND Social Media Manager and GHOST WRITER for blogs, articles and short stories! ◄Focus Fields► ∎Digital Arts∎  Graphics Design and Illustration  Videography and Photography  Video and Image Editing and Manipulation  Print Layouting ∎Creative Literature∎  Creative Writing  Blog Writing  Article Writing  Short Stories and Essays  Film Scripts ∎Extended Crafts∎  Auto-Interior and Furniture Design  Auto-Interior and Furniture Upholstery  PDF Editing and...

Margeaux J.
$120/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Voice Talent
  • Musical Composition
  • Acting
  • Voice Acting
  • Video Editing & Production
  • Video Editing
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Photography
  • On-Camera Presenting

My name is Margeaux, owner of Geaux Getter - a boutique, full-service video/audio production and marketing services company, and I would love to help create a product that fits your vision and takes your brand to the next level! From professional video production services, including green screen, on-camera hosting and motion graphics, to voice over, songwriting and more, I do it all. I just wrapped hosting a 44-episode kid's series for National Geographic and Disney (Explorer Academy Adventures). I spent 1.5 years as the Director of Music Productions for one of the largest family YouTube channels. Videos under my creative direction and...

Ola A.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Storyboard
  • Stop-Motion Animation
  • Character Design
  • Arabic
  • Adobe Flash
  • Video Post-Editing
  • 2D Animation
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Motion Graphics
  • Explainer Video
  • Maxon Cinema 4D

I'm a Graphic and 2D Motion Graphics Designer based in Tirana, Albania. With 9 years experience of doing what I love. When creating videos, I start with Photoshop and Illustrator creating the storyboard the client request then start motioning using the methods needed to create the right style, I use mainly Adobe After Effects and Cinema 4D. Looking forward for new challenges.

Tyler H.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Videography
  • Social Media Content Creation
  • Drone Videography
  • Drone
  • Digital Photography & Cinematography
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Aerial Photography
  • Camera
  • Cinematography
  • Video Editing

I'm Tyler and I am a freelance videographer and editor based out of Scottsdale, Arizona and Portland, Oregon. You can count on me to be a true creative partner when looking to create compelling and effective video content for your brand. I'm extremely proud of my 100% Job Satisfaction Score here on Upwork! You can view my full portfolio and testimonials at filmfort.com I've been fortunate enough to work directly with companies both large and small, including Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Columbia Sportswear, Lululemon, Hilton, and Marriott on projects involving the entire production process from pre-production, production, and post-production....

Eugene S.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Concept Art
  • Cartoon Style
  • Game Art
  • Motion Graphics
  • Pixel Art
  • Character Design
  • Illustration
  • 2D Game Art
  • Music Video
  • Traditional Animation
  • Video Editing
  • Animation
  • 2D Art
  • 2D Animation
  • Character Animation

Hi! I'm Eugene and I'm a freelance digital artist with more than 11 years of experience in concept art, illustration/animation for games and music industry. 5 years as a solo artist and game director of Summer Catchers — a video game in pixelart style. 9 years as a freelancer. Made a lot of music album covers, mobile game art, animated backgrounds and music videos. Specialized in drawing giant creatures and Ghibli-style looking scenes, but I also love to challenge myself with different kinds of projects in a variety of styles.

Roman B.
$20/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Video Editing
  • Audacity
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects

My name is Roman Bill and I am an experienced user of Adobe Premiere. I have been using the program for over 3 years and have enough knowledge of it to provide you with a finished product that will not disappoint.

Jacqui W.
$60/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Video Editing
  • Video Color Correction
  • Video Post-Editing
  • Videography
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Avid
  • Video Conversion

I'm an experienced video producer/editor based in Chicago seeking freelance projects. I've created successful TV shows, commercials, and digital media over various platforms from inception to the final touches in post-production, plus I'm extremely energetic and fun to work with! You can view samples of my work at my website listed below in the portfolio section. I graduated from Columbia College Chicago, where I majored in Television Post-Production. After college I spent over 7 years in Chicago producing and editing TV programming for PBS-WTTW. There, I produced and edited the TV show "Check, Please!" which, with over 100,000 viewers...

Colleen C.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Sound Editing
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Audio Post Production
  • Video Editing
  • ProTools
  • Social Media Content
  • Content Creation
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Audio Editing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro

I’ve built my career off of working with clients who have a story to tell. Helping them sell their brand and get their point across is my specialty. I edit your footage. I create your graphics. I cleanup your audio. I get your story out into the world FAST. Contact me today and let's get your story out there!

Shaun H.
$95/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Videography
  • Film Production
  • Video Editing
  • Documentary Films
  • Digital Photography & Cinematography
  • Travel & Hospitality
  • Drone
  • Lighting
  • Video Journalist
  • Video Advertising
  • Video Strategy
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Video Post-Editing
  • Documentary

I'm a videographer, editor and storyteller based in Sydney who enjoys working with clients that appreciate quality. A media school graduate and self-taught videographer since 2006, I've worked on everything from small business promos to broadcast TV, sports and nature documentaries. I provide clients with a range of video content opportunities that generates more sales and establishes a better personal brand solution. My style is generally story-driven to make the viewer feel connected to what they are viewing. My specialist niche includes outdoor, sport, travel and adventure filmmaking with experience working in tough environmental...

Josh W.
$120/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Video Editing
  • Video Post-Editing
  • Video Advertising
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Video Animation
  • Explainer Video
  • Animated Explainer
  • Video Editing & Production
  • Film Editing
  • Corporate Video
  • Storyboarding
  • Background Music
  • Documentary

I am an award-winning video producer and editor with over ten years of experience. My expertise is in creating results-driven videos. Every piece I create is designed with the end-goal in mind, from attracting investors, to increasing sales, to all your company’s needs. I attended three years of film school, and then went on to complete a bachelors degree in Entrepreneurship at Penn State. I am extremely efficient, and I work very quickly. If you have a video project, I would love to talk with you about it!

Anastasiia K.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Photography
  • Photo Retouching
  • Graphic Design
  • Photo Editing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Amazon FBA
  • Lifestyle Photography
  • Photo Manipulation
  • Product Listings
  • Studio Photography
  • Product Photography
  • White Background Photography

Hello, everybody! I am professional photographer, editor and art manager from Ukraine (Kharkiv). I provide full photo production service: concept, location, sourcing of models, photo and video shooting, managing of the shoot, post-production. I am competent in following directions: e-commerce, fashion, lifestyle/social media photography. Photography for Amazon listings. Hi-end photo retouch. Video production. Open for projects and happy to work with YOU! My client's feedbacks: "A++++ A total professional! A total pleasure to work with!!! Very satisfied and so happy to have done business with Anastasiia. I will be a repeat customer for...

Helmi C.
$15/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Video Editing
  • Adobe Premiere
  • YouTube
  • TikTok
  • Video Post-Editing
  • Sony Vegas
  • Video Advertising
  • Adobe After Effects

Hi, My name is Helmi! I'm a Professional Youtube, Tiktok Video Editor and also Motion Design Artist. I have several years of experience. The designs and animations I deliver are high quality, professional and clean. What do I offer?: I will use the footage to create an impressive and professional looking video. I can add: Special effects, Motion design, Animations, Green screen effects, Subtitles, Color correction / color grading. What will you receive?: You will receive a high quality video, ready to be published and presented wherever you wish! What could the video be used for?: · Company / Brand Advertisements · Music Videos ·...

David S.
$165/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Animation
  • Video Editing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Whiteboard Animation
  • explainer videos
  • 2D Animation
  • Graphic Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Typographic
  • Promotional Video
  • Custom Animation
  • Explainer Video
  • Video Advertising

"David really came through on a tight deadline with a quality product." "Your work is amazing and we appreciate your interest in supporting our initiative." The above testimonials are just a few amongst hundreds of 5 star reviews. I've been with Upwork since the very beginning. I'm what the kids might call "The O.G." I'm a video Producer, Animator and Graphic designer with more than 15 years of experience and the top video producer here on Upwork. I specialize in custom-made promotional videos (Explainers, whiteboard animation, etc) and graphic design. Whatever you can imagine I can create. Always custom-made and with fast turnarounds....

Rodrigo B.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Video Editing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Video Post-Editing
  • Photography
  • Adobe Audition
  • Video Intro & Outro

I started in media production when I was 17, in the Media Area of a Cultural Foundation in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. I finished my degree in Media and Communication in the Complutense University of Madrid in 2004, and since then have been editing, filming and producing high quality videos for my clients. After I got a Postgtaduate Diploma in VFX and Postproduction, I also start working with animations, motiongraphics VFX projects, becoming and expert in rotoscoping, masking and tracking. I´m self-motivated and detail-oriented individual passionate about video, with excellent organizational and communication skills. I can take up not only...

Daniel V.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Video Production
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Motion Graphics
  • VFX Design
  • VFX Animation
  • Animation
  • Editor
  • Video Advertising
  • Video Design
  • Video Animation
  • Rotoscoping
  • 3D Design

Welcome and thank you for stopping by at my profile. I'm a Video editor and Motion Graphics Artist creating professional and attractive videos both for businesses and individuals. Here are some of the types of videos that I can produce/edit for you: ● promos and teasers; ● event videos; ● 2D/3D Animations ● interviews/talking heads; ● tutorial/instructional videos; ● video presentations and slideshows; ● animated videos (whiteboard, motion graphics); ● and more... Feel free to contact me during day or night whatever country you are in both on workdays and on weekends. I look forward to working with you

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Getting Started With Video Production

Ready to start creating high-quality videos for your business? Whether they’re for marketing or training, customer service or social media, videos are one of the most effective ways to get your message across. And it’s easy to get a polished video produced from start to finish entirely with contractors. Here, we’ll give you the tools and tips you need to get started.

What type of video should you produce?

First, think about the message you’re trying to communicate and the best way to visually represent that message. A few formats you might consider are:

  • Live action uses footage you capture (e.g., a product video) or source online (e.g., stock clips edited along with a storyline seen here)
  • Animated uses motion graphics or digital animation, like a whiteboard video
  • Hybrid video uses a combination

How to get a video produced?

What goes into getting your video made will depend on the above, but generally include:

  1. Pre-production: First, draft a creative brief and scope, which will inform your timeline and the talent you’ll need. A video producer can be a great source for guidance and product management as you navigate the process.
  2. Storyboarding: A storyboard tells your editor, animator, or videographer how you want your video to flow. A storyboard artist can create a series of sketches that represent each shot you have in mind, along with any dialogue or voice-over (VO). These can be as detailed or loose as you like, with directions for camera angles, lighting, and transitions.
  3. Scriptwriting: Whether your video is all text or voice-over, you’ll need a script that outlines the dialogue in a succinct, engaging way. Find a scriptwriter to polish up the non-visual (but very important) parts of your video
  4. Voice-over: Hire a professional voice actor or narration specialist to deliver your script. Pay close attention to things like cadence and tone—you want the voice-over to reflect your brand and your message.
  5. Videography and direction: For live action videos, having someone who understands angles, shots, lighting, and expertise with frame rates, lenses, stabilization gimbals, filters, and ultra-HD resolutions like 4K.
  6. Animation: An animator will bring your storyboards to life and line up visuals with your voice-over. Animation can overlap with motion graphics, which also includes animated visual elements and typography.
  7. Audio editing: Many videos only need a bit of music to be a finished product, but those that require voice-over, sound effects, or have live-action audio can require the help of a more skilled sound editor to ensure the right mics, mic covers, and recording equipment are set up so wind and background noise don’t ruin your audio.
  8. Editing: Here’s where a video editor brings it all together: footage, audio, and motion graphics like title cards or subtitles. A video editor will ensure the right tempo, transitions, color grading, and sequence.

Estimating your video’s cost

Here are a few cost factors to consider as you frame up your budget.

Cost Factor #1: The type of video you’re producing

A full-blown live action video with videography, storyboarding, and scripts will be more expensive than short stock clips edited together with transitions and music. Similarly, it can be easier to produce interviews and screen capture videos than it is to create original animation and motion graphics.

Cost Factor #2: Expertise and technical know-how

Do you need an editor or a videographer-slash-editor? How involved are the concepting and story arc going to be? Do you need next-level 3D animation or live-action sound recorded in a tricky environment? When it comes to video, expect to get what you pay for. More polished, high-definition video with complex requirements like transitions and timed cuts require a bit more know-how.

Cost Factor #3: Live action videography, direction and production needs

Live action videos will require from a production standpoint than videos that can be created from stock clips on a computer. Shooting high-definition footage may require professional videography equipment, and you’ll have to take into account talent, locations, studio requirements, props, costumes, and other technical details that go into filming live actors.

Who to Hire on Your Video Production Team

Have a video marketing strategy ready to launch? It’s time to build a bench of skilled talent to start creating your content.

Whether you have a few video experts in-house and need extra talent to supplement or you’re looking for video experts to help with the entire process, freelance talent might be a good option because you can find the skills needed for each step of the process.

Who do I need to create my video?

In case you’re not sure exactly which services you need, here are some considerations:

  • Does your video require original footage and videography?
  • Are you mostly using motion graphics, animation, and screen capture?
  • Do you primarily need editing of live action clips?
  • How much of your video will be scripted voice-over or narration?

Narrowing down what your video will include will help you match your requirements to the skills you need. Below is a quick rundown on the types of video freelancers you might need.

Video Producers

Video producers can provide guidance, insight, delegation, and product management as you navigate the video process. For more complicated video productions, they can be a valuable liaison between you and all the talent contributing to the video, and can help with everything from renting equipment to storyboarding and editing. Find a great video producer and you’re setting yourself up for success.Video Editors

For more straightforward videos, an editor can act a lot like a producer, collaborating with other contributors like the voiceover artist and scriptwriter. They’re the art directors of your final video, using editing software to bring all of your video’s creative assets together into a polished piece. They’ll set the pace and tone of your video and maintain the vision and mission for the video every step of the way.

Tip: Check out video editors’ demo reels and portfolios to get a sense of their style.

Scriptwriters

A writer who specializes in content for video can help brainstorm concepts, collaborate with editors and producers, and ensure your video is on brand and on message.

Voice-over Artists

Choosing the voice of your video is very important, and is a great way to set the tone for your video. If your video leans heavily on narration, be sure you’re engaging the voice-over talent who can deliver the style and cadence you’re looking for.

Tips to keep in mind before launching production

Video Length

The length of your video will play a big part in both the scriptwriting and voiceover recording processes. There’s no magic number when it comes to ideal video length, and research varies. The key is not letting the video drag on too long, and not cutting it too short. An editor will be able to weigh in on pace and length, which can help speed up production.

Upwork video producer Harry Yu says “Many say between 30 and 90 seconds, but there are lots of top-performing videos that are multiple minutes long. The rule of thumb: Viewers have a short attention span. Keep your videos to the recommended time, but if you believe your content is compelling and entertaining enough to go longer, you should definitely do so.”

Sourcing Stock Clips Online

If you’re creating a short video on a budget or tight timeline, one excellent option is to purchase high-quality clips and b-roll footage from stock video resources online.

“There’s a huge variety of clips out there that are high quality and well produced,” says Yu. “Some even offer batches of videos with the same actors in them for more character continuity, consistency, and flow.”

These content-rich resources make it possible to produce a large number of short videos relatively easily. Check out sites like Videoblocks, Dissolve, Shutterstock, or Adobe Stock.

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