Thursday, August 30, 2012

Editing Tricks for Amateur Vacation Video #7

Greece 1992: On The Road, Athens to Larissa

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I have six hours of source footage from our tri
p to Greece in 1992.  This sample clip is mercifully only 2-1/2 minutes long.  
It's point-of-view, taken from the front passenger seat of a moving car.  There are glimpses of a map and a guidebook, plus appropriate Sirtaki mandolin music.

Once again, I was limited by the use of VHS recorders' pause/record buttons to make edits.  But this clip is embarrassing.  Friends still tease me about the nausea created by this two-hour production.
There is some good stuff hidden within the six hours of analog videotapes from this trip.  I look forward to creating a digital re-edit.

Lessons Learned:
Use local music, appropriate to the video content.
Sometimes it's better to put the project away; perhaps you'll find inspiration in a couple of decades! 

This is an example of a clip that doesn't belong in the final edit..

Music Copyright Considerations:
This is a short excerpt from one of my oldest edited videos.  It is intended for illustration and educational purposes only.  Please understand that I do not encourage improper use of copyrighted material.

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