My main goal in redesigning the Quartz Video template was to make it easier for video editors to use custom graphics. My first task was to shrink the file size. It was almost impossible to transfer the template to remote workers due to the gargantuan 60 gig size and the many, many duplicate files. Plus, updates were built on top of the old template making file paths for graphic elements very confusing.
So I remade the whole thing from scratch.
LEARNING TO USE MOGRTS:
I was able to automate all of our text-on-bar graphics to grow and shrink automatically depending on what the editor types (example below) and improve our credits so no matter how many categories you type in, the spacing is automated. I also significantly reduced the template size to 50 MB by cutting out/condensing several .movs and .pngs, making it easier to transfer to remote workers and use on laptops.