I started freelance video editing about eight years ago. Working with videographers on small editing projects for West Midlands Fire Service. This soon grew, and I now film and edit projects for many businesses in the Birmingham area.
This is my set up and what works for me
- Apple iMac with plenty of ram
- Pansonic GH5 camera and assorted lenses
- Zoom H5N sound recorder
- Final Cut Pro editing software
- Several fast external Thunderbolt drives
- Vimeo pro account for sharing content
- Several card readers for capturing media
In the past, I used many LaCie drives to manage and video edit content. I recently invested in a Drobo raid drive and several fast Red drives for stability and raw editing power. The device also uses raid technology to manage backups.
I use a Pansonic Gh5 to film with an external battery pack.
Where to share video edited content
When working remotely I use Vimeo Pro to preview client work. I make good use of the password function, which allows private video files to be shared securely.
Finding the right freelance editing jobs
It goes without saying that much of my editing and filming work comes from word of mouth. Having a capable showreel helps land the right jobs. When out filming it’s essential to have your business cards close at hand.
Video editorial links
The Secret to producing a successful marketing video
How to get Copyright Permission to use a song on YouTube
How to choose the right music for you next video project
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