Sunday, August 11, 2013

Editing Tricks for Amateur Vacation Video #83

Cambodia 2008:  Apsara Women

The temples in Cambodia are decorated with many depictions of the legendary Apsara Women.  Soft-pornography from the fifteenth-century?  We were inspired to see the Apsara show on the last evening of our visit.

Brick House by the Commodores is a perfect musical accompaniment for this 2-1/2 minute slideshow, however it is used without permission.  This is the longest vignette of the trip DVD's Cambodia portion.  In retrospect I know it is about twice as long as it needs to be.

Lessons Learned:
Mix still photos with video to create a slideshow.

I regret having started with copyrighted music.  Once you place a familiar song with a home video they become linked, making it hard to do a re-edit.

Music Copyright Considerations:
This video contains some identifiable music that is regrettably used without permission.  My apologies to The Commodores.
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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