Upwork (formerly Elance) has been a great source of additional income for me over the past decade. I enjoy the breadth of projects available on the platform, and I never know what type of video I’ll be hired for next.

This small job from Germany company Datgen Roasters took me less than two hours. The client provided video files, text, and branding guidelines. I pieced together the video in Premiere and created the moving text in After Effects to go over the video in Premiere.

One notable (and frustrating) difference with this project is that the client accepted and published my rough draft without communicating his approval. Had I known, I would have at least exported a full-res file at YouTube spec. But he closed the job as completed and I moved on to the next.