Follwing on from @Jeridiculous post about how everyone films their bytes, I thought it would be interesting to see what everyone’s workflow is? Like from initial idea to posting the byte. Hopefully there could be some good tips unearthed.
So usually any idea I get goes straight into my notes (google keep) I colour code them so I know it’s a byte idea. I usually try and let the idea cook for a while, i’ve found that if i do one too quickly I usually think of a better delivery/punchline/camera angle etc. Once i’m ready to film I try and find somewhere with a decent light source, then push through all the self loathing and cringing at myself until i have something i don’t hate!
Once i’ve shot the footage i’ll share the clips of the good takes to a footage folder on my google drive and then transfer that to a byte folder and give it it’s own sub folder for footage and other assets like music, graphics or voiceovers. Then i start cutting it together and usually play around with it a bit until i’m happy with the cuts, timing and takes etc.
I export it, add it to a google drive folder for finished bytes and then upload from my phone when i’m ready to post.
I mainly use google drive as a bridge between my phone and my laptop but the free allowance is filling up quite quickly so thinking i might archive a lot of stuff onto an external drive soon.