Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Editing Tricks for Amateur Vacation Video #94

Asia Cruise 2008:  Taipei

Taipei is the capital of the island nation that calls itself the "Republic of China".  We took a short tour in the morning, and then took a meandering "self-guided" walk in the afternoon.

The video starts with a geography lesson, that plays very well as an establishing scene.  Medium and close-up look at the honor guard is well done.   I like the comments about food, and the concluding scene of the "Disabled Motorcycle Entrance" at a hospital.  In my opinion it's a pleasant 3 min 45 seconds, that stands alone or fits well as a chapter within the DVD.

Lessons Learned:
Pleasant is good!  Keep your vignettes tuned-in to the theme of the overall project.

The narration provides a concise and informative bit of history.

Music Copyright Considerations:
This video contains a few bars of 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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