Friday, August 30, 2013

Editing Tricks for Amateur Vacation Video #85

Asia Cruise 2008:  Ko Samui

After returning from Cambodia to Bangkok we were welcomed aboard Oceania's Nautica.      The ship was our hotel for twenty-four days, including this first night in Thaland's capital city.

This second chapter of my Asia cruise video/DVD takes place on the island of Ko Samui.  It's a cute two-minute look at some island highlights.  I especially like the way the bells are rung at the Temple of the Giant Buddha ... almost sounds like they are part of the background music.  (By the way, that music was borrowed from Baja Marimba Band.)

Nice narrated video with good camerawork and sound mix.  The animated map and lower-third titles establish location.

Lessons Learned:
As in my previous article, make sure the video establishes location.
Light cheery music sets the mood.

Are you ready to give some of these tricks a try on your next vacation video?

Music Copyright Considerations:
This video contains identifiable music that is regrettably used without permission.  
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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