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Neil Orman
Graphic for Web video
on Jan 23, 2014 at 5:54:57 pm

Hello,
I'm working in FCP7 on a series of videos similar to the sample below, and I need to properly instruct a graphic designer on what I need for a repeatable, tweakable infographic, similar to the one at the start of this video. So if anyone has any quick advice on the brief instructions I should give him, I would certainly appreciate it. There's a graphic at the beginning of this video, and we need a similar graphic template, one where I can simply change the person's name and title, without having to ask him to do it each time. My questions include both what is the best format to ask for, as well as the size/resolution I should specify. On the format is it best to ask for an Illustrator file or something else? (I have the Adobe CS4 suite on my system, so I could tweak the template in Illustrator or Photoshop if that helps.) I figured he'd probably send us a PDF, but like I said I need it in a form where I can change the name and title myself, and then if necessary I could convert it myself into whatever format was necessary for a FCP7 timeline. In terms of the resolution it's for a video to be displayed on Youtube, shot at 720/24PN, at I usually compress it to 1280 X 720 for Youtube. Do I just say I need it at 1280X720. I was particularly confused on this point, because when I check the compressed video file's dimensions it says 1920 X 1080.
Here's that sample video, with the kind of graphic we're going for:





Thanks very much,
Neil


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