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After a year of preparing, moving day has arrived. We spent the day overseeing the move our belongings from the house into the truck. All the happy (and sad) memories of living in the house for twenty years flashed before my eyes - it was bittersweet.
For this video, I focused on the advice about not to move the camera, but take shorter clips and do a lot of editing. To reduce camera shake (until I figure out if I want to spend money on tripod)
- Swiveled my body instead of moving camera
- Held the camera with both hands and tried to keep it still
- Took clips at different angles, and short ones
For this video, I had 72 clips! I got very agile with the clip tool. Here's some reflections on the editing process:
- Have a sense of the story you want to tell before you begin shooting. Delete mistakes as you go along. I kept previewing my clips in order as the day of unfolded, to delete and re-take.
- When I copied the clips to my computer, I looked at them and copied the ones I wanted to use to another folder. Once in that folder I named them by scene using a letter and number. For example, the first sequence had three clips, so these were named a-1, a-2, and a-3.
- I made a rough cut with the movie maker tool in FLIP. Then I watched it and noted where I wanted to cut, delete a clip entirley, or move the order around.
- Then I went in and did the cuts and trims. While working the folder, I would do a save as for trimmed clip. The clip I was replacing, I would rename it x so it was placed at the bottem. (I used view as name to keep the clips in alphabetical order.