Monday, April 1, 2013

Editing Tricks for Amateur Vacation Video #68

France 2004: Wine Tasting

Wine tasting in France.  Can it get any better than this?  Let's try some reds at Chateau de Monbazillac followed by gourmet lunch at the superb Tour des Vents.  Finish the day with more tasting at Domaine des Verdots.  As Maurice Chevalier sings, "Ah yes ... I remember it well!"

This is a simple video that nicely tells the story of our day in the Dordogne Valley.  I shoot most of my video at a wide angle, so the close-ups are a nice unexpected change.  

Lessons Learned:
If you remember to shoot some scenes with an unusual angle or perspective, that alone might give you all you need for an interesting edit.

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.

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