Monday, March 25, 2013

Editing Tricks for Amateur Vacation Video #66

France 2004: Sarlat

This is a light-hearted walk through the Dordogne Valley town of Sarlat.  I like the colorful views of the farmers' market, rapid zoom of still photos, and the woman with purple hair!

So it's an enjoyable montage, made more fun by the music (Gong Oh by Paolo Conte).

Lessons Learned:
Keep your video montage short.  Use good images and stimulating music.

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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