Monday, September 3, 2012

Editing Tricks for Amateur Vacation Video #11 - INTERMISSION?


After spending hours with the Pause/Record buttons on two VCRs, I discovered a 4-minute gap in the edited Master tape.  I could delete the gap it if I made another generation copy, but the analog video quality would suffer.  What should I do?  

Fill the gap with an "Intermission."  I connected the camcorder directly to the VCR, inserting 4 minutes of our cat playing!

This turned out to be an entertaining excuse to wake up my audience so they could watch the rest of the 90-minute video.
Lessons Learned:
Insertion of a comic interlude provides a nice change of pace, allows the audience to relax. 

If you make a mistake don't panic.  Cover it up with something funny!
Don't be afraid to try something crazy!

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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