It is always rewarding to witness technology supporting humanity. Our team was front and center, logging on several shoots covering the activities of a non-profit, "Furnishing Hope," that transforms empty apartments into beautifully furnished homes for wounded warriors leaving the hospital for rehabilitation at home.
In helping prepare a pilot for a series proposal about veterans “After Action” as they transition back to civilian life, Furnishing Hope was a great partner for a pilot. It was also an opportunity for us to use Lumberjack ourselves, on a shoot.
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Philip manages the cameras while Greg logs the interview.
The shoot went well, and Lumberjack logged the footage appropriately: it was a fairly straightforward interview and the subjects were well known in advance.
I edited two interviews from the shoot using the b-roll from the original shoot where I could. It was obvious that we really needed to attend a fit out and get some appropriate b-roll. Here’s where Lumberjack showed a workflow I hadn’t predicted.
I was left with a lot of interview, much of it with jump-cuts, that I needed B-roll for. How could I easily know on the shoot, what B-roll I needed, and how would I track what had been shot.
My solution, was to put a Marker in the Project Timeline with my preferred B-roll for that spot. I then displayed the Timeline Index and filtered for my Markers.
In Final Cut Pro X I placed Markers where I needed b-roll, and filtered to the Markers in the Timeline Index. I took that list of shots I had on my “shopping list” to improve the original edit. Although there were significant additions to the logging during the fit out shoot, when all was processed in Lumberyard, I had Keyword collections for each of my b-roll markers in the edited interview. You can imagine how much faster that was to get to the finish, than having to review all the footage shot on the day - some 600 shots between two cameras - to find those that matched the need.
Compare my “shopping list” with the Keyword Collections ready to work with in Final Cut Pro X after the shoot.
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