Monday, December 10, 2012

Editing Tricks for Amateur Vacation Video #44

Africa 2002: Monde School in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe was and is a crumbling social disaster.  Monde School was trying to help the residents achieve some degree of education, which is tough when life is subsistence.

Nice scenes of the children singing, with an "L-cut" that allows their voices to underlie other video clips.  I like the close-up of hanging ornaments and workbooks.

Lessons Learned:
Capture the natural sound even if you won't use all of the accompanying video.
Close-ups make good cutaways.

There is a very prominent smudge on the camcorder lens.  Probably a good idea to carry some lens tissue and make a habit of using it!

Let's rescue your horrible vacation video.  Turn it into something your friends will enjoy watching!
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