Video Editing

Video Editing

Hello, hello, hello! How is everybody today? Raring to go I hope. In this post I wanted to talk about a recent video editing experience I had. We can class video editing as art right? It is certainly a creative endeavour so I am satisfied we can without wandering too far off topic. I was asked to splice together a bunch of smartphone videos and add some backing music and text for a crowdfunding campaign that a friend was running to raise funds for a local charity. He is a little technically challenged when it comes to anything to do with computers and video editing was way out of his comfort zone, so over to me it was. To be honest, I have no experience of video editing myself, but I am reasonably computer savvy and decided to give it a go. How hard can it be, right? As it turns out, it wasn't difficult at all. I used the basic movie making software that was preinstalled on my laptop to splice the clips together and add a fade in and out. And then I found a website that offers royalty free stock music clips in exchange for a credit under the video. A fair exchange I felt. I added a some text to the video to explain the purpose of the fund raising, outputted to mp4 and that was that. Job was a good one. I was pleased with the final video and my friend said that he got an immediate spike in donations after uploading it to the crowdfunding page, highlighting the obvious power of video. I think I am going explore video as a medium and art form in greater depth, so look out for a more substantial blog post on the subject in the coming weeks. Bye for now!

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