Monday, October 15, 2012

Editing Tricks for Amateur Vacation Video #26

India 1997:  Andaman Islands

When the cruise ship arrived at Port Blair, Andaman Islands, it was greeted by a discordant local band playing ... Que SerĂ¡ SerĂ¡.  Well that could have set the stage for a crazy video; and it might in some future edit.  But remember, this is 1997 and we're happy just to superimpose a few titles using Video Director Studio 200!

There is also a technical disaster.  Shortly after capturing the musical greeting, the 8mm analog camcorder stops recording usable video.  So there are few usable video memories from this location and also the next cruise stop, which was Yangon, Myanmar (Rangoon, Burma).
Lessons Learned:
Amateur camcorders were expensive and bulky in the 1990's, but today's traveler has many options when their primary video device fails.  Cell phones and point 'n shoot cameras both shoot video; depending on your need they can function as primary or backup camcorders! 

Fortunately I have a number of 35mm still photos from this trip.  They can be scanned, and the trip movie recreated as mix of video and slideshow. 

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