Outsourcing Video Editing

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    • #38379
      Avatarrajpatwardhan
      Participant

      Hi all,

      I am Raj from India.

      most of the wedding videography companies are small scale, generally owned by single person, of course there are a few exceptions.

      Its is waste of time to edit and finalize all footage by yourself.

      I currently handle editing part of wedding videos of some of my friends ( they became my friends after we started working together ) from Canada and UK.

      It helps them to get rid of headache of post and can concentrate more on getting more contracts or marketing.

      As editing costs less in India than any other country, it saves money and time too.

    • #168317
      Avatardoublehamm
      Participant

      I have seen a site like this – they spam my email all the time trying to get me to use their services as it will “save me time”. For just weddings I don’t think it is worth it – but if you had a ton of camera work, it might be worth it. On the other hand, how does your client feel about you sending off their footage to another unknown person?

    • #168318
      AvatarGrinner Hester
      Participant

      It’s a waste of time to edit stuff myself? But it’s made me millions over the years? You’re saying I’d be better off splitting profits with you?

    • #168319
      Avatarbirdcat
      Participant

      I can only speak to the IT aspect of off-shoring with expertise, but I would not think video production would be much different.

      Outsourcing to India is not the most cost effective option any longer.

      1) There are enormous overheads since most projects need full time project management dedicated to the project plus large chunks of phone time.

      2) Many projects have to be done over, some multiple times due to barely qualified staff (the cheapest that can be found).

      3) Language is often an issue – I’m sure we’ve all seen the ad where “Peggy” is talking.

      4) Other third world countries are undercutting India and even India is off-shoring some of their work.

      5) The quality of what I’ve seen coming back is mixed – sometimes it’s stellar, others it’s absolute garbage.

      These have been my experience – I would think an intern from a film school for about $10/hour would give you better results but I personally don’t outsource and see no reason to start.

    • #168320
      Avatarcomposite1
      Member

      Outsourcing comes into play as a viable option when your incoming workload outweighs your output capacity. Only large studios and production houses find benefits in outsourcing. When your outfit is small, like Grinner mentioned it is much more profitable to do the work in-house and not parse potential profits with other businesses. If that’s the case, it would be a lot cheaper to contract individual editors and pay them a one-time fee. But again, that’s not necessary if you’re managing your incoming workload.

      Nice try at pitching for business though. Next time, do your research. Most of the Demographic for VMM are amateur hobbyists to single-owner production specialists. It is unlikely that you would find anyone here who was ready, willing or able to ship their post-production workload off-shore to India or anywhere else.

    • #168321
      Avatarrajpatwardhan
      Participant

      hi all

      I saw comments on my post very late. Well. . . I have to say something.

      doublehamm said, “how does your client feel about you sending off their footage to another unknown person? “

      Just answer my one question . . . have you never presented your best friend or relative ready made eatables or gifts produced by some one else or companies ? You always do when you know the quality is good.

      I also want to comment on Birdcat :

      Good and bad people are everywhere, in so called advanced countries or third world countries.

      When you say that other person cannot speak good english. . . that other person can also say that at least I speak…. you can’t speak my language at all.

      There is no need of phone calls . . . are you gorgetting Gtalk, skype ? in which world you live ?

      About Quality. . . Again best and worst qualities are everywhere. I think you have not seen many hollywood movies which were worth getting Z– grades.

      Now on to business . . .

      It all depends what is your business style . . . grinner said, ” why to shara profit . . .”

      Yes you might have made millions but have you ever seen Bill Gates standing on counter selling windows or packaging himself ?

      In my view . . . If you got millions . . . that is not because u edit it by urself . . . it is because u r good businessman. . . . so by doing a job urself which someone hired person can do, you lost another million because u wasted ur time which would have been spent on business development.

      LASTLY . . ..

      My studio edit more than 400 wedding films in a year from number of clients from number of countries . . .

      It is all depend on individual if they want to work or get the work done . . .

      BYE

    • #168322
      Avatarbirdcat
      Participant

      Good and bad people are everywhere, in so called advanced countries or third world countries. – Yes there are – it just seems to me that the worst work doing outsourced work -Just MHO.

      When you say that other person cannot speak good english. . . that
      other person can also say that at least I speak…. you can’t speak my
      language at all. –
      But I’m not trying to work for someone in your country – Ridiculous.

      There is no need of phone calls . . . are you gorgetting Gtalk, skype ? in which world you live ? – I live in a world where many corporate policies exist, including those that dictate how a project’s communications will occur and frequently forbidding things like Skype.

      About Quality. . . Again best and worst qualities are everywhere. I
      think you have not seen many hollywood movies which were worth getting
      Z– grades. –
      And I have yet to see firsthand a successfully offshored project – Not saying they don’t exist just I have not seen one up close – Sorta like Bigfoot.

      I stand by my comments.

    • #168323
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      I’ll put my two cents in…. why would I want to outsource my editing, when I met the clients, I shot the video, I was at the event and know the “special moments” that will have to be put in the production? I know what the client wants and can meet them personally to ensure their expectations are exceeded. Outsource my editing, if my name is the one going on the product…..nope, never, not going to do it.

    • #168324
      AvatarEarlC
      Member

      I would hope the turnaround on outsourced services would be less than the seven months it took to respond to the original post and comments.

    • #168325
      Avatarcomposite1
      Member

      If it’s true, that’s great you’re doing volume business. However, as I said there are few opportunities for main demographic for VM forum members to consider such an option. If anything, the first line of defense so to speak would be to farm out extra work to editors here in the States. We’ve got thousands of trained editors pouring out of schools each year and many more experienced ones all ready available. Outsourcing to another country only works profitably when the volume of work plus low-wages for work, plus quick turnaround with little or no errors outweigh doing it at home with higher-wage earners. I agree with ‘Cat in that more often than not, you’ll have a lot more mistakes in an outsourced setting than an in-house one.

      Lastly, you seem like you need to relax some. You came pitching your services trying to get under the radar for free and got called on it. That’s all.

    • #205662
      Avatarwyvern
      Participant

      I realize this thread is a tad old but I'd be interested in finding out more about this outsourcing option.  I wish you had left some contact info.  Meanwhile, I'll be doing more research on this subject.

    • #206640
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Hi all,

       

      I am Bernard from Philippines.

       

      I'm looking for outsourcing job like Indian wedding or anything.It's been 9 years i work as video editor and cameraman her in philippines. Right now i'm a freelance.pls. email me @ bernard.amar@yahoo.com for info.thanks

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    • #277815

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