When it comes to video production you don’t want to mess around. You and your production crew will need to have an idea as to how long, the event that is to be captured is, in some kind of standard time units. How long will your film be on screen? Will you be filming a sixty second commercial?
How much footage of that sporting event or business meeting will your final product need? When “Filming” wildlife, how much “Footage” or material will be shot on film captured in digital video versus how much used? When shooting on film, conversion to various digital formats needs to be discussed as to cost.
Editing style will effect the amount of time in capture, shooting or creating on computer to final use ratio of material. For short films a “Three to One” ratio of footage, or video captured, to that amount used in the final product is average. There should be a final amount of time onscreen or shown on you tube or the length of time for your presentation that is a set goal to work towards.
Costs for editing directly relate to how clear you and your team have of the final product. The high definition video production service that you use can guide you as to the amount of time various editing styles take and related costs. Having a clear vision of your editing style, a general storyboard on paper and a good knowledge of how many “edits” per minute of screen time, or the total edits or changes in your presentation should be known before hand.