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Sunday, May 30, 2010

My first edited video!

Here's what I've been doing recently instead of...much of everything else, save teaching exercise classes and playing with the new puppy. I'm learning an editing program for next weekend's i48--a local film festival in which you have 48 hours to produce a 3-6 minute film.

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What have I learned so far from this besides how to use the program? Writing counts. I didn't bother to script any of this footage as it was all "practice," I just did the exercises. But even a little scripting would have helped the entire process. Saved me time and effort. Writing's often the most important part.

Our i48 film will be scripted!

24 comments:

Aubrie said...

Great Exercise video! I like how it cut to your feet sometimes.

I'm glad you're enjoying your new puppy!

Aubrie said...

I hope my last comment went through. I had to send it twice! :)

Aubrie said...

Great video! I like how the camera focuses on your feet sometimes.

I'm glad you're enjoying your new puppy :)

Enid Wilson said...

Horay! You joined the multimedia channel too. Post it on YouTube and Metacafe. And I agree, scripting is important.

Bargain with the Devil

Jesse said...

You're just learning this?

I know what you mean about the scripting, but apart from that it looks so professional. You seem to be hitting all the points.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Aubrie--yes, it did post and thanks for noticing what are called intercuts.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Enid--great suggestions for posting, thanks! And yes, it would've been a quicker edit if it'd been scripted!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Jesse, thanks! I should have clarified that I used to be a film editor back when it WAS FILM, but now I'm learning the computer program for editing the electronic images--MUCH FASTER.

Carol Kilgore said...

I'd say you're on your way to becoming a pro. Good luck in the contest!

Helen Ginger said...

I would exercise with you! I thought it was good, maybe a bit more of a smile at the end. And maybe make it a little longer. I could see a series of these.

Way to go, Conda!

Helen
Straight From Hel

Ann Best said...

I just found you, and like this blog. Now I'm going to check out your other one!! I'll be back.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Thanks, Carol--and i48 is a lot of work and a lot of fun!

SWUBIRD said...

Conda:

I see you've learned your lessons well. That was a great short film. I liked the music, the empty room for a set, the lighting, the music and the scene changes. The dialog was well done too, considering it wasn't scripted. It almost made me want to exercise. Almost. LOL

Happy trails

Conda V. Douglas said...

Helen, it was supposed to be longer, next one will be. Another reason to script, even something as simple as this!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Ann, first, welcome to my blog! And thanks for following both my blogs, even though I do cross post sometimes! I've visited yours and will be back again!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Swu--HA!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Great work!!

Dave King said...

Scripting would have helped in the making, you mean? Didn't show in the finished product. Very well done.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Thanks, Jennifer--it was so fun!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Dave--that's exactly what I meant--it would have shortened the filming and editing time considerably to have a script and the ending would have been better. I was tired by the end.

Talli Roland said...

Great job Conda!

Claire Wilson said...

Cool video, Conda. :-) You did a great job.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Talli--thanks!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Claire--and it was so much fun!