Saturday, January 19, 2013

Editing Tricks for Amateur Vacation Video #52

 France 2004: Giverney

This 3rd of 23 vignettes takes us to Monet's home in Giverney, France.  You can feel a bit of tension as we escape the traffic loop around Paris, followed by the serenity of the garden.  Title says "Giverney", but a roadside directional sign points to it.  A simple video, nice easy pacing.  I like its serenity, enhanced by Willie Nelson's performance of Stardust.

Lessons Learned:
Signage captured in the video is a nice change of pace from electronically-generated titles.
Consider using gentle pacing and music, versus frenetic high-energy editing. 

I consider this three-minute vignette to be a success. Its is an enjoyable story that works separately or combined as part of the larger collection. 

Music Copyright Considerations:
This is a short excerpt from one of my older edited videos.  It contains some identifiable music that is regrettably used without permission.  But remember the time this video was created; in 2004 the audience for this production was usually sitting in my living room.  "Fair Use" allowed me to use the music without consideration of copyright.
Today, with digital distribution, artists' rights deserve more attention.  Since this video is intended for non-profit illustration and educational purposes only, I believe that valid arguments can be made for its "Fair Use" in this situation.  Please understand that I do not encourage improper use of copyrighted material.

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