Fitness In Post

In this episode I do a deep dive with my assistant Natalie Boschan into every vital step of our editorial workflow at Empire from day one until delivery of a locked episode. We discuss in detail the systems we've developed to become a more efficient and productive team over the years. Although we use Avid at Empire, the organizational systems and templates we've created can be applied to any NLE workflow in scripted, reality, documentary, or otherwise. 

Click here to download a FREE PDF with our project setup checklist

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Topics of Conversation:

- How we set up our projects before every new episode

- How to spend more of your time being creative 

- The foundation of being efficient  - media management and organization!

- Why folder structure in your NLE is important

- How to eliminate errors like working on the wrong sequence, version etc.

- Why you should build an elements project

- Ritualizing behaviors and time management

- Google Drive and why it’s so easy to use in a post workflow, especially if you want to go paperless

- How Trello can REVOLUTIONIZE your workflow for scripted and documentary

- Eliminating human error with checklists in Trello

- How making templates can eliminate “brain drain” and “time sucks”

- Mistakes happen--make sure you don’t make the same mistake twice!

- Build the checklist that works for you

- Organizing email with Trello

- How being organized and efficient will help you get more jobs!

Useful Links:

TopoMat

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Trello

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Natalie Boschan, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

 

Direct download: FiP_ep54_Empire_Workflow.m4a
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Jeff Greenberg is a master trainer that travels worldwide teaching editors how to become NLE ninjas and he drops knowledge bombs like nobody's business. He is an author, educator, consultant, and Zen film geek. If you are not familiar with Jeff's work, you need to get familiar with him if you hope to become a top level post-production professional.

In today's episode we discuss how to train yourself to get into the creative zone when you need to as opposed to waiting for that moment to happen organically. We discuss the role of sleep, how to minimize outside distractions, how to organize your thoughts, and plenty of other ways to train yourself to focus when you need it the most.

I have also provided a bonus document that outlines five simple ways you can minimize distractions to maximize focus while on the job.

Click here to download our bonus document to maximize your focus

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Topics of Conversation:

- How Jeff and I met at Adobe Premiere Pro World Conference in 2014 and how meeting him has inspired me to continue building Fitness In Post

- Jeff's background working in post-production and how he's gained 50 pounds over the years because of living a more sedentary lifestyle

- The most common challenges for new editors and assistants and how they can be overcome

- My experience working as my own assistant editor without a mentor and the importance of having a mentor

- How the number one way to achieve your goals is to establish your "why"

- In this industry it is a badge of honor to see who can get the most done with the least amount of sleep and why this is an idiotic way to live your life

- How sleep deprivation destroyed my memory and ability to complete simple tasks

- You are not a "night person" even though you may think so

- The basic supplements that neither Jeff nor I ever skip in the morning

- How to overcome inertia and build momentum with your health

- Using Evernote to manage information. Keep everything out of our brain so you make more space for creative thought.

- Using the GTD method to conserve brain energy and organize your life

- Using the Pomodoro technique to maximize creative energy throughout the day and get yourself in the zone on demand

- The black holes of e-mail and social media and how to manage e-mail newsletters

- Managing your schedule, phone calls, and appointments with YouCanBook.Me and social media with MeetEdgar

Useful Links:

Editor's Retreat

Bulletproof Coffee

Shakeology

FiP Podcast "Supplementation 101" with Dr. Edison de Mello 

My blog post about my most recent experience with post-production burnout

Emergent Task Planner

Parkinson's Law

Spark App

Unroll.Me

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Natalie Boschan, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

 

Direct download: FiP_ep52_JeffGreenberg.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:41pm PST

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