Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Editing Tricks for Amateur Vacation Video #127

China 2001:  The Sacred Way

Continuing my theme of disrespecting China's cultural treasures, this minute-long chapter features a stroll along the "Sacred Way".  This is a pedestrian walkway lined with fanciful sculptures that leads to the Ming Tombs.  Guess I was reminded of the Cleaver brothers walking down their street (Grant Avenue in Mayfield) in the opening scene of Leave It To Beaver.

The last clip is the ultimate disrespect, but it's directed mainly at myself!  It's fun, everyone always laughs at me/with me.  But the video could be improved ... if I re-edited I likely would not use the ten seconds of unrelated clips that begin at 00:23.

Lessons Learned:
Keep 'em laughing!
Call upon your memories and experiences to inspire creative ideas.  In this case, I remember feeling like Leave It To Beaver while we walked down the Sacred Way.

Keep a notepad with you while you travel.  Take a moment to jot down feelings that might inspire your future video edit.


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 copyrighted video and 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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