I’ve cut one of the four videos I need to create today from the footage I picked up yesterday. It’s 4:00PM and I’m slightly nervous. I know I’ll get it all done. Getting the first one done is always the most difficult part when you’re dealing with anything new.
Now that the first one is complete (exporting right now) I can start cranking away at the other ones without all those “first one issues” popping up. I have all my folders set up now. I have extra b-roll labeled and ready to go. I have all the music in the project. I have templates for the lower thirds and titles created. For the next three 90% of the work will be just customizing what I’ve already created.
This morning I ran into issues getting the footage to play nice with my software. If I would have started this freelance business three years ago there’s no way I would have been able to figure out my issues in under an hour (which is super long for me but that’s what happened today…it was a CF). I would have spend all day on it. I’d probably just get going editing the first one right now instead of having it done 5 hours in.
Alright. That’s all I have for today. Gotta get back to the grind!