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This week on Deli Bytes, David shares the drafts of a video edit explained.

Check out the video above or on YouTube and if you like it, share it! We also summarised the tips below, so have a read if you don’t have time to watch.

The drafts of a video edit explained

Here are the editing stages of edit project are and how it can assist you in giving feedback to an editor.

1st Draft

You’re mostly going to see a general assembly  that of every that’s being shot then put together according to your brief to get the general structure of the video that you’re aiming for. So don’t worry about picture things like colour grade or sound mixing because their going to be rough. Getting the right final structure and feedback of the video for this draft is important.

2nd Draft

This is where it gets fun. You can now add in animated logos or name tags moving away from placeholders to idea of what the finish product will be with all the glitz and glamour.

Approval Draft

It’s pretty much coming close to locked. Mostly a chance to finalise little tweaks here and there for details like animation, colour grade and sound mix and things like that.

Just to get everyone’s approval before moving into the master file. Where you can get into detail with every transitions or moments in the animation and little cuts to just give everything a real sheen to make sure you’re happy with it.

Final Master

Editor will be finalising the detailing of the draft from the colour grade, sound design then send you your masters and you’ll be all set to go!