I am currently between semesters, my last one at Ivy Tech and my first one at IU. In this downtime, I’m working in some editing of the “good” episodes of ROX that I have, which are a majority of season one.
On a good night I can crank out 2 episodes. Last night I was only able to complete one.
Most of these episodes are in pretty good shape, they still need a look over to make sure they meet my high standards before I’ll allow people to pay money for them. The biggest issue seems to be with transitions between shots and the beginning and end of the show. Luckily I have a ton of “stock” clips to use if one is bad.
If you look at all of my blog posts regarding ROX, you’ll see many ramblings about technical difficulties or just not having time. I’m finished with giving excuses. I’d like to get season one ready and launch it with my new LML Video Services website.
Once this “easy” process is over, I will start the tedious heavy editing process. Dissecting each episode ensuring the audio and video tracks are synchronized and making sure there are no other transitional issues.
After the editing process is complete, DVD authoring and design begin. This is where I actually create the look and feel of the DVD. Then I design the case and labels. Once the producers give their words of approval, it will be released.
The biggest difference between this time, and the last time is I have an active backup solution. My computer is backed up every night, and those backups are backed up weekly. If my hard drive fails, I haven’t lost any work. That is what put me over a year behind. I had to recapture everything and start from day one.
Wish me luck.