How long should it take for a skilled video editor to put together a SHORT video? Are the following things something that need to happen for a short web video (uploaded to Youtube for an ezine)?
"Picture editing, color correction, sound editing, and graphics"
I recently hired an editor for a client of mine, and there was a MASSIVE disconnect in how much time it takes to edit a video to make it look professionally done.
We showed her a Youtube channel that had well produced videos. You could tell they were shot with an iphone on a tripod or something, but the editing was done by someone who knows what they were doing, and there were some customized parts (animated intro, etc)
We found someone who could do the videos that we were looking for, gave her the info and the raw footage. Cut to my client emailing me a week later QUITE surprised at a bill she had gotten- the contractor went for 16 hours on a 5 minute video.
16 hours is like....creating a web site for me. My mind was blown! Now, some of this was initial talks & setup, but WHOA!
This person worked on a screenshot tracker for me, so I know that (as far as I could tell) they were actually working during this time. I don't think she was trying to cheat it or anything... I think she just took a seriously long time on this