I have just collected a bunch of footage documenting the Finnish summer and I would like to get some advice as to how to start 'processing' the footage.
The goal is to create a travel montage, which includes a lot of speed ramping, positioning and stabilization. The focus of the piece will be the interaction between the images, effects and sound. They are all equal in importance.
I intend on pursuing a workflow as such: select and stabilize clips/ sequences/ events in After Effects, then pre-comp and apply Twixtor as needed, pan & scan/ resize/ crop to 1080p or not, export as prores 444, import to FCPx, put it all together as a fluent series of events and rework effects as needed.
Can somoene let me know if I am heading for woes or if I am on the right track. What else should I consider?
I intend of using curves quite a bit for movement. But I think your are right, the generation loss is not really worth the little bit of extra 'flair' I could apply in AFX. Keep it simple and the audience will thank you for it, I guess...