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  • Way OT: Any Pointers for Finding a Finishing Videographer?

    Posted by Norman Willis on March 14, 2023 at 12:17 am

    Hi. It has been a long time, and I see a lot of new names. I started learning Vegas here on this forum. I don’t do my own editing anymore, but could I please ask for help and pointers OT?

    We are a charity non-profit. My volunteer editor and his wife were like family, so I hired him. I love him, but editing is only one of many hats, and to me it seems more like a “rough cut”. I want to start work on a script for a Bible documentary soon, and I am thinking maybe we can make a good rough cut, and find a finisher who can take it to the next level.

    We are on a budget, but this one is important to us. If we can put together a good rough cut, how much does it cost for a professional finisher to take it to the next level? And how and where would a guy advertise for such a thing?

    What I want is something polished that seizes the attention. I guess this guy did this himself. (Actually I would love to hire him, haha.)

    Thanks in advance! Any pointers, or ideas where to start looking (besides prayer, haha)?

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    Norman Willis replied 9 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Aivis Zons

    March 14, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    Hey, there’s actually a jobs section here at Creative COW –
    You can either post your listing there or look through the posted resumes.

    Beyond that I’d personally suggest upwork or fiverr when looking for freelancers.

    As far as costs go – it all varies from person to person. So be as specific as possible and ask for their pricing directly and what’s possible, what’s not editing-wise. Prepare multiple examples of what you’re going for, but also point out what you wouldn’t want to see. If you have a fixed budget – mention it in the listing.

    Basically, the more specific and thorough you are, the less time you’ll spend on sifting through applicants and potential revisions.

  • Norman Willis

    March 14, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    Hey Aivis! Thanks! It sounds like good advice.

    When I get done I can post in the jobs section, and also check Upwork and Fiverr.

    I guess right now I have a lot to learn about how to make my request as specific as possible. It does make sense to review the posted resumes and also check their work, so I can make sure we are getting as good of a personality fit as possible.

    Lots to chew on. Thanks!

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