I’m looking for a video editor who can help with the post-editing of educational video material. In the past I’ve worked at several companies where we did this and now want to set it up myself. I’ll be producing quite a bit of material. Partly it will need to be very well edited when used for marketing. Part of it is slightly less demanding as it will be used for online courses.
A number of videos done by our companies with extremely varying quality:
TEDx professionally recorded: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hq4INz9YCA
7U - One of my first videos with a mediocre camera and bad conversion program - talking stamp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWUlY8yE2bI
Same concept but slightly better camera, setup and conversion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smKZTobZV_s
Marianne - Here we included frame-in-frame presentation and added a background using a green screen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDdVe7WHiwk
ToT with some more editing but still based on one camera position: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtcq8yAMq_g
We setup a recording area in our office with a green screen and permanent lighting with a couple of softboxes. We create a 2-camera recording plus a screen recording of the presentation with some supporting images and words. Most likely we record a separate audio track with a lavalier microphone.
You take all these files, add some additional stock footage. You ‘trim’ it to reduce length, remove pauzes, smoothen any sound. Replace the background. Visually the image rotates between camera shots, possibly with some minor zoom versions and the presentation.
You add header and footer
If enhancing - add light music in background
Our current equipment:
2x Alpha-5000 Sony
4 Logitech 920 webcamera’s
Olympic LS-12 sound recorder
Galaxy S7 Edge phone
4 Softbox lights
We’re happy to add something if this (significantly) improves the quality.
In our first round we want to commision you to:
Help us improve the setup for maximum starting quality
Help us design the process to get the files to you and back
We record 10 movies of 3-5 minutes in length and send you the file
You edit them and send the end result back, both the rendered version and the original video editing file
If this turns out well we want to extend our engagement on an ongoing basis where ideally we agree on a per-minute cost for editing with a “minimum editing” amount and a “polished editing” amount. We are looking at creating dozens of hours of video material a month to edit in the coming year.
We are not looking for skype calls, sales discussions. We are looking for a clear proposal which indicates:
What the cost will be fp
What software/editing approach you will be using
How we will exchange files
What kind of cost are you thinking of in the coming period
We will give preference to:
People with a proven track record, ideally on Upwork
Who give concrete advice in their proposal how to maximize results