While working with my last music video I’ve figured out my workflow for future projects. Here it is:

PART I — Idea & Shooting

1. Generate an Idea.
2. Create a Script.
3. Create a Storyboard.
4. Find People & Places.
5. Plan the shooting process.
6. Shoot.

Also you need:
— a gear list
— a shot list
— to plan catering for the shooting staff

PART II — Editing & Production

7. Gather the files.
8. Transcode (to 720p for example)
9. Build the project and Sync the files.
10. Edit.
— No Effects!
— No Colograde!
— Though test it out outside the main sequence.
11. Relink Originals
12. Consolidate (I use Apple ProRes 422 to transcode)
13. Fix it (stabilize, clean up)
14. Add visual effects.
14. Render to Uncompressed (Apple ProRes 422 again)
15. Colorgrade/Composite.
16. Add Flares, Light Effects
17. Add Titles.
18. Render it out!