"Creative" or basic editing 101? A lot of it was more sound editing.
Uuuum. How about using AC? South FL is about as humid as it gets. I assume this is for some locations in the world that haven't invented it yet=) 30 yrs and NEVER had anything growing on camera gear.
How about thinking they HAVE TO shoot in a Log format to get a good image. So many people don't even know how to use their camera yet, but all they want to do is shoot in log..Log...LOG, because it gives the greatest dynaaaaaamic raaaaaaange...while shooting in their 8-bit codec in near pitch blackness with no lights and little understanding as to WHY and when to shoot in Log, instead of just specs, specs, specs, tech, tech, tech. And they care more about noise in their shadows, while paused and zoomed in 300% in the bottom left corner that means NOTHING, because their subject is on the other 1/2 of the screen. If your viewer is looking at the shadows instead of your actor's face, you could be shooting on an ARRI with a 50 man crew instead of your GH4 alone and it wouldn't make a lick of difference.
Don't worry everyone. I was just at AdobeMax and they're planning on replacing all of us with AI anyway, happily called Sensei =) Watching all the automation and templates they're pushing, there was a collective sigh among the audience all thinking GREAT...dumb it all down so you don't even need to be a designer anymore. Auto editing, auto titles, auto everything. This is only slightly sarcastic....if it wasn't so true. heheh /shiver
Roll them up in packing tubes if you don't have a lit kit to store them in. And have a bag of clothespins ready to go.
Workflow is SOOOOOO important and is not being taught in schools, or freelancers aren't taking it seriously. Simple project organization is key. ANY editor/motion designer should be able to jump into your project and have a good idea where things are in PPro or AE. This is VERY easy. But I see it with graphic designers as well, when trying to decipher PS files or logos in AI. Loads of un-named layers with no care taken if someone else needs to work on their comp and make a quick adjustment.
Sadly, even when given a project template to work off of, with folders labeled video/b-roll, interviews, sound, AE comps, ect, files just get placed haphazardly in random places. Stock music/fx is saved in the downloads folder or on the desktop.... NO, NO, NO, NO, for fracks sake NO =) That doesn't work when you're on a network with 3 or 4 other guys. We don't have access to YOUR desktop. You are NOT editing alone in your house. Simple, basic, easy. Learn, it. LOVE it.
Please, for the sake of us all...become an organized designer/editor in whatever creative endeavor. Your producers and those you work with will appreciate/love you so much more.