So this is where Novacut needs a hand from artists. We need artists to share their everyday experiences with the tools they are using to make film and TV. We need screen casts, sketches, notes, blog posts, etc. that are focused on how artists are using their current editing software, and how these tools are slowing down their creative process. In short, this blog post is a call to artists - a call for their participation in the creation of the first distributed video editor. It's a call for a record of YOUR experience.
If you need a few ideas to help jump-start your Novacut Artist Diary, Jason (Novacut's lead developer) is particularly interested in learning about how video editors organize video files as they come in. How do editors organize files in relation to the storyboard/storyline that the director has laid out? He's also curious about what editors want to do with their editing software but can't. So go nuts - transform the pain points that you struggle with everyday in your creative process into a wishlist!
When you're ready to share your literary and/or visual journal, upload your screen-casts to the Novacut Artist Diaries Group on Vimeo, and/or email me a link to a Google doc, blog post, etc. As information rolls in, I'll consolidate surfacing themes into a public Google doc. I'll also regularly blog about these themes, as well as information that Jason's looking for in his effort to make a silky smooth user experience for video editors. Until the next blog post, get crazy with your wishlist and share!