I didn't have that sinking helpless feeling. This is the revised video:
In Service of the Story, Not the ToolsI could quickly pick out those clips that matched the requirements of items to focus on in a news like or event video. I felt the video needed a focus point. I selected a clip I recorded of the Book Wall where folks wrote the name of there favorite books.
I used that clip as the foundation or establishing shot. I didn't have a close up of a hand so I went with someone using her had to write on the wall. Everything else fell into place once I had a feeling the narrative embedded in the video.
It ain't perfect. If I had recorded video in mind with the method it might have been a bit stronger but hey, you do what you can where you can.
I don't want to be a master of a technique and botch the narrative. I don't think that is the point. Having a structured approach to making sure you get the story ain't a bad idea. Better to have and not need than to need and not have.
What Did I Use?
- Camcorder - Kodak Zx10
- Video Editing Software - Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD 11
- On its last legs HP Pavilion Dual Core Desktop Computer
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