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thing over here?” and “What about that?”). Then the
editor does another pass.
This way, I feel like the edit has met my expectations
before I give it to the client—and the client gets to see
something without mistakes (at least, none apparent
to me or my editor). There have been at least two pairs
of eyes on it before the client sees it. After that, I have
a second project in which the client, the editor, and I
can upload into it. The client is able to make reviews
and comments on each video as it’s uploaded.
The advantage of doing that is that internal communication is separate from communication with the
client. There might be an instance in which the editor and I are discussing something, and the client doesn’t
need to see our back-and-forth.
At the same time, I want to be
the key person that my client
deals with. I don’t want my
client going around me and
dealing directly with the editor. Doing it this way avoids too
many cooks spoiling the broth.
Let’s do a quick walkthrough
of Frame.io so I can show you
some of the advantages and
some of the challenges that I’ve
seen using it in the projects
I’ve done with this online review tool.
As you can see in Figure 1,
there is a list of projects in the
left column. Here are the two
projects I have going on with
Frame.io at this point in time.
The second one (Ted & Anthony) is just for the editor and myself, and the first one (WIC Finished) is
for the client.
Figure 2 shows the videos in process. You can easily
see which ones I have approved. These are ready to
pass on to the client. Everything else has comments
that the editor needs to address.
To the right of the project column in Figure 1 is a
large window with clips in it. You can quickly hover
scrub through here and see, “Oh, is this the one where
… Yeah, okay, that’s the one with the head.” When you
click on a clip twice, it will open up in its own window (Figure 3).
The project list is in the left column.
A selected clip, open in its own window, with comments made by reviewers