Response to Andy Dickinson post from his video survey
"German website DerWesten has picked up on my video survey results in a blog post comparing their times with my results.
Markus Huendgen blogged about results comparing them to a breakdown of their production times for a Halloween video they created.....continue reading more here
Looks like a great water mark survey you got going there.
Nothing beats empirical data as Jakob Nielsen has proved in his useability tests.
Are you writing the book?
I was thinking of the the odd variable which might influence a VJ survey e.g. different territories and working habits, inherent practices and the nature of the programmes being produced.
Something I've come across, and that is producing video online may be different from producing videojournalism, which in itself has pivotal production differences.
Last year from attending the International Video Journalism Awards in Berlin, it was interesting to see different VJ genres at play.
Futhermore, even within videojournalism in the UK there are wide disparities in production, in what I often refer to as Videojournalism made for TV, VJ for print and integrated Videojournalism, which is more Gonzo really.
Each one affects the workflow and time, which is what Jean Yves from the World Editor's Forum got a sense of in the couple of hours he spent with PA.
In Norway last year, we filmed an exercise looking at how swift it would take to film & post an interview.
The interview took 4 minutes and the ingest and edit about 10 mins.
Often though on long format e.g. a Ferrari shoot, post production using After Effects and key framing adds considerably to the "neat" edit/production.
The sort of survey you've got going and what Markus has produced will undoubtedly have wide interests.
I'd hedge even more so for the idea of hyperlocal amongst newspapers and new Net-News broadbandcasters, where budgets and resources will matter a great great deal.