Monday, December 3, 2012

Editing Tricks for Amateur Vacation Video #43

Africa 2002:  Zimbabwe Village

Visitors are surprised to find Zimbabwe's rural people living in dirt-floor huts whose walls are plastered with cow dung.  They're much more interested in shopping for handmade crafts.  This video is somewhat instructive, somewhat insulting.  Looking back at it, I don't especially care for my attempts at humor.

Once again, considering that the original audience viewed this on DVD as part of a remembrance of their travels,  it was appropriate at the time.  Now I would likely consider a re-edit that would focus on people and culture.

Lessons Learned:
Things change, thoughts change, awareness changes.  Something considered "pretty good" ten years ago might become a candidate for re-edit.

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