A lot of people go to the trouble and expense of buying an expensive video camera and all the accessories, then carrying it with them to destinations all over the world and taking time out of their holidays to document their trips carefully and entertainingly. Unfortunately, too often upon returning home, many of those videotapes so painstakingly shot are thrown into a bag in a drawer and rarely if ever looked at again.
If this describes you, have you considered hiring a freelance video editor to dust off these memories, rescue your videotapes and transform them into first-class professional video productions, at a cost that is probably much less than you imagine?
People focus on gathering video from things like family holidays, special events like weddings or birthday parties, children’s school functions, sporting competitions and 100 other important events that we look forward to reliving one day with the entire family while sitting around the television. The reality though is that thoughts of post-production are a lot less interesting to most people than shooting the video itself. And that’s understandable.
Perhaps it seems complex and even mysterious to you, questions of video editing, adding titles, understanding transitions, adding appropriate music, figuring out how to add still photographs to your video productions, perhaps some basic special effects, and then packaging all of it into a finished DVD or into a properly compressed video file format that you can easily upload to your Facebook page or to YouTube for sharing. It should seem difficult, because video editing software, while of course not impossible to learn, does have a learning curve that most people don’t have time to navigate.
A freelance video editor can handle all of the aforementioned tasks and more quite easily, while taking direction from you via email, telephone, etc., with you never having to give a thought as to how it all was accomplished and came together. All you will know is that an hour or two of raw video was turned into a video product whose length you specified to your editor, of anywhere from an hour or more down to a short, snappy five-minute long long music video.
Maybe you’re not even exactly sure what you want– that’s no problem. Find a freelance video editor with a portfolio and demo reel that grabs you and let her get started; you can check her progress via YouTube to make sure that you like what she is essentially sculpting out of your raw video tape.
The thing is that as busy as life is today very few people have time to actually learn the complex integrated software packages that are available to turn video tapes into finished video. It’s not surprising. Video editing software has hundreds of different functions and the video editor that you hire will have had the years of experience necessary to quickly put all this high-tech functionality to use for you.
There’s also the expense of a professional video editing suites such as Apple’s final cut Pro, which runs into the hundreds of dollars. Unless you plan to edit an awful lot of video in the future it just doesn’t make sense for an individual to spend the money-and the time!- that it will likely take to achieve even basic competence with video editing software.
But just as you don’t ask your plumber for in-depth details of how exactly he’s going to get your pipes working properly again, with your freelance video editor you will be much more interested in the final product then you will the fine details of how it was all produced. And that’s really the point isn’t it? We outsource difficult work, especially that which is done with complex new software tools, to professionals who spend their days working with the software.
Hopefully after reading this you have resolved to do something with your treasured video memories gathering dust and get someone to help you quickly turn your video tapes into finished productions. I have created this site to encourage people to do just that and I am available on a freelance basis to make more out of your raw videotapes than you imagined was possible. My prices are very reasonable and I am easy to work with. Please contact me today at dhiananggraini(@)gmail.com and we can discuss it, at no obligation to you.