Friday, March 15, 2013

Editing Tricks for Amateur Vacation Video #64

France 2004: Villages of the Dordogne Valley

This video is a short montage of French villages that were not shown elsewhere on the DVD.  Great for that purpose.  Although the clips are decently photographed, they are not very interesting to those who were not on the trip.

Lessons Learned:
Don't feel obligated to post everything publicly on the Internet.  Consider distributing some of your work privately.

If the images are good, archive the video clips in your personal catalog of stock video.  You never know when you might be able to repurpose them.

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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