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  1. Hi guys,
    Does anyone know how much time (approximately!) does it takes to edit these kind of videos:
    - 60sec.; graphs + text + photos + some video
    - 15 sec.; graphs + text

    Iíve been editing documentaries and fiction for years, but Iíve never done those kind of videos before. I am at a new place(new country for a new start ) ), doing some test videos as a part of a job interview and I have no idea if Iím doing all right or too slowÖ I have the feeling that it takes me too long

    Iíll be grateful for any kind of info! I can link the videos, but Iím not sure if it is allowed..

    Regards!
    Julia
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  2. You should post a link to a sample, because it depends how complicated the edits, graphs , text are .

    eg. Some types of graphs or text might be animated, 3D , with spectacular graphics and effects might take hours or days just to render a few seconds on a single computer

    On the other hand , simple 2D text and graphs, might take a few minutes for the entire project to end to end.

    Also how much thought/planning you have to put into it - is this planned out 100% already and you're just doing the grunt work ? or do you have to put creative effort into it ? eg. Planning alone, timing with audio might take a long time
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  3. Thank you for your reply! It's 2D, I have to create it from scratch (I have find the photos, to make the graphic stuff, choose the music etc... ) - the only thing provided is an abstract idea and for the first 60sec. piece - the video parts.
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    Impossible to answer your question without seeing the assignment and the tools you are using.
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  5. Originally Posted by Juls View Post
    Thank you for your reply! It's 2D, I have to create it from scratch (I have find the photos, to make the graphic stuff, choose the music etc... ) - the only thing provided is an abstract idea and for the first 60sec. piece - the video parts.
    It's difficult to say - it might take a few minutes if you already know what you want, and have rough ideas. Or a few hours if you have to find everything, make all the graphic elements from scratch and make it flow nicely.
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  6. Thank you guys! Here are the links to the videos Iím talking about (I hope itís allowed to post them here). Iím working with Premiere CC and Photoshop. Again, no elements provided, only the video and the rough idea. The style of the videos is totally based on the ďpossible bossí ď expectations.

    https://youtu.be/XO9oj8S0KLQ
    https://youtu.be/8qj6DYP7SM8

    Iím afraid, the first one (60sec.) took me more than 8 hours - two versions, with a final third one, with all of the searching of the elements and then fixing them in Photoshop plus some corrections from the possible future boss.
    The second one took me like 4-5 hours. The same reasons. Honestly, starting from a blank page and figuring out what to do, took most of the time (trying different rough cuts etc..)

    Does it sounds awful or not so bad?
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  7. Well, it would have taken me a long time to produce the graphics, but the editing I could do in Vegas in well under an hour. You are compositing about six different elements together over a static background, and then keyframing some of the elements so that they move horizontally and vertically across the screen. This is trivially easy in Vegas.

    I can't help with writers block (you say it took a long time to figure out what to do).

    Also, I tend to work really fast, and I have written over 100 scripts to automate much of what I do in Vegas.
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  8. Hey John, thank you for your input, it's much appreciated!
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