Thursday, April 11, 2013

Editing Tricks for Amateur Vacation Video #70

France 2004: St. Emilion

St. Emilion's airport was our point of departure from France. The video has nice glimpses of the picturesque city, which was a three-hour drive from Manoir de Bellerive.

This video is simple and inoffensive.  It could have been the end of the story, but there are two more chapters. 

Lessons Learned:
Be careful of your project's pacing.  Some viewers of the DVD were surprised that there was more content after this chapter.

Music and video content should combine to retain the viewer's interest.  Do not provide false clues that prematurely signal "The End".


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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