Anyone else make their own templates?

Posted October 28, 2021 in
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Megan Lang

Changing the world with video

I've found making templates for folders in Finder, and Premiere/AE templates have saved me a lot of set up time. 

I have a template folder that has all the parts of post production I need, along with a premiere file already loaded with commonly used assets.

Do you guys have any other tricks for templates/repetitive tasks for post-production?
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Zach Basner
This isn't necessarily a "template" hack, but this one simple thing has definitely saved me HOURS if not DAYS of time.

Have a folder of background music ready to rock. Music stays in there (not in the project folder) so it never gets unlinked which saves time in itself.

I used to spend at least 15-20 mins per video finding music and that kinda stressed me out.

Instead, I took like 4 hours one day and just downloaded a bunch of music and now it takes me 2 minutes.

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Megan Lang
YES and sound effects. I do that too!
Michael Berg
I have a template folder with a Premiere project file set up with all our custom gfx, bins, music etc. When I create a new video I copy the files/folders to the new project folder. This way, everything is preloaded into pp including music, graphics, lower thirds, layers, logo bumper etc. With this setup and a simple video, I have cut and proofed 3 videos in one day from start to finish. Not saying it was easy, but with the right template, you can save an incredible amount of time.
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