Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Editing Tricks for Amateur Vacation Video #111

China 2001:  Princess Sheena (Yangtze riverboat) Farewell

It was our last night on-board Princess Sheena ... that meant party time!  This eleventh chapter of the China trip DVD starts out with a laugh -- we "catch" my wife stealing the stash of snack food from my suitcase!  Good-bye's from the cruise director, and a line dance fades into the line of people disembarking the next morning.

It's a cute two-minute video.  Can't wait to see where this tour goes next!

Lessons Learned:
Lighting outside was dull and smoggy, indoors was under-lit.  Nevertheless this is a fun little video.  Focus on the good stuff, not what you can't control!

Notice how the last few chapters flow seamlessly into one another?  It keeps the audience in their seats.

All of the China trip vignettes are already loaded onto YouTube.  They may be viewed on one of my YouTube channels: HENBCtravel
I have three other channels that might be of interest:  HENBCvideo (miscellaneous videos that try to look professional, with particular respect for copyrights), RAGEAIR (advertises the licensing availability of my newsworthy videos), and this YouTube Channel of Shame (an odd collection of stuff, not respectful of others’ copyrights).

Music Copyright Considerations:
This original audience for this video was friends and family who would view the DVD in my living room.  It contains identifiable music that was played by the boats crew.  Regrettably, I was unfamiliar with this song and have used it without seeking 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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