Hello out there!
My name is Ben and I want to get a better understanding of how video professionals use transcripts in their workflow. I work for a small family owned transcription company called Word Wizards and I want to know more about how the pros, and "joes", really use transcripts. Here is my current understanding of the most common application for using transcripts in film making.
- Team shoots footage and creates a rough reel.
- The best sections of the raw footage are sent for transcription.
- Transcripts are used to write scripts, double check that the sound bytes and video clips work for the project, and finally use the time code associated with sections that "work" to direct the editing team to the desired cuts in the reel.
- The final script is compiled and used to edit and polish.
I want to know more about the process behind this workflow. What is the VALUE that you associate with these transcripts? Is quality important? What is the best way to use transcripts for video production?
Please let me know any thoughts you have and if I have oversimplified anything.