This tutorial will look at online previewing and reviewing client videos with Frame.io. (Full dis- closure: Frame.io has not paid me to do this, nor
have I received a free subscription to it. I’m using
it on a project, and I’ve purchased access like any
Let’s say you’re working on a project that has lots of
individual videos. As a producer, you have an editor
working on them. Maybe you’re working on them too.
You have different clients that need to review them.
The easiest way to do this is using an online tool. One
of these is the online service Frame.io. With it, you up-
load your videos to its hosting service. It has a plat-
form designed to allow collaborators to view, review,
comment, annotate, make arrows, and draw on box-
es. All of these comments and reactions are linked
to the time at which you stop the video.
If you’re making one video, You Tube or Dropbox is
a fine solution for someone to look at it and give you
some feedback. But a full-featured review tool like
Frame.io is particularly useful if you’re working on
multiple videos with multiple people.
For the project in this tutorial, I’m the executive
producer. I have an editor who’s doing all the down-and-dirty stuff. Then, there’s the client. So, I am in
between two different people. In my project setup, I
have the editor do a first pass, then he puts it in one
project where it’s just the editor and me. I review the
edit. I make comments (e.g., “Make this appear earlier,” “Bring this in earlier,” Don’t do this,” “What’s this
By Anthony Burokas