Whether you are a solo act, or working on a production team, acquisition is a pretty straight-forward process. The goal is to make sure you have everything you need to get the job done.
Whether you’re a solo act or you’re working on a production team, acquisition is a pretty straightforward process. You simply gather all the assets you need to edit. . These assets might include video, audio, graphics, supporting files and paperwork. Depending on the size and scope of the project, The assets may already be in your possession, come nicely organized on a hard drive, scattered across various types of memory cards, or maybe even be downloaded from the cloud. No matter how you get the assets, the goal is to make sure you have everything you need to get the job done. Video files can include all the footage shot for a project and any legacy footage that might be used. Whether it’s footage captured by a different shooter, or newsreel material for a documentary. Be sure you’ve got the resources you need, so it won’t hold up your edit. Audio files can be dialogue and ambience recorded on set, music, or sound effects that will be used in your project. Graphics files might include logos, photos, or specific fonts that are necessary. Finally, make sure you have any associated files and paperwork that go along with the assets. Whether it’s a shot log, the most recent script, or just some simple notes, any information you can get your hands on can be helpful as you move forward. For a small project, you may have just a few assets, and you can breathe easy, while the sheer volume of assets for a larger project may be a little intimidating. Regardless of the project scope, you’ve got everything gathered and now it’s time to get organized.