One of the most valuable lessons learned when editing my latest video was organizing clips.
The audio for the live session i had filmed was recorded on a Zoom H1. This was a really good idea as i ended up with a great recording of the audio.
The audio was recorded 2 takes one 45 minutes long the other about an hour and a half long. The first thing i did was place the audio on the time line and cut it up into separate songs, i then changed the colour of each song so that it was different to the ones next to it. I then sorted out my clips from the single camera shoot and colour coded them to their corresponding song and went about syncing the clips with the video.
Syncing musical instruments is not something i have had to do before, it was very time consuming and took me best part of two days to get the whole thing synced perfectly after a lot of shifting the clips a frame at a time back and forth until the video matched the audio.
I then went about picking my favourite clips and and condensing the 2 hours worth of video down to a 3-5minute promo video making sure that each member of the band was shown and named.
I then colour corrected and after finding a suitable font added titles.
Below are some screen shots of the colour correction and of the multicolored timeline.
The complete video will be in the next post.
Cutting up audio track
Syncing video and matching up clips