Gig edited








So i’ve completed The gig i was editing. The gig is around 2 hours in length and was a nightmare to edit as i had 5 different cameras to edit from. Below are some screen shots of the timeline and different screens during the editing process.

I also had a bit of trouble color correcting the gig as when the lights when low on the stage i’d try and brighten the shot which left it with quite a lot of noise on the shot making it look very bad quality so i had to just tone down the color correcting of some shots.

Exporting the gig now so should be up soon.

Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 15.16.43 Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 09.12.01 Screen Shot 2014-09-13 at 15.34.56 Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 09.18.51   Screen Shot 2014-09-13 at 14.07.47 Screen Shot 2014-09-13 at 15.21.54 Screen Shot 2014-09-13 at 15.34.37


ITV Central News Open Day

Yesterday I spent the day at ITV Central in Birmingham.

The day was a great insight into what it is like to work in a news broadcast. I met a lot of different people throughout the day including Video Journalists, producers, editors, researchers and directors all of which were happy to answer question and were really informative about there job roles.

I really enjoyed the day and i think that i would definitely look at working in news in the future.

I am also quite intrigued by the job role of video journalist. A job that means you go out, interview, film and edit pieces which you then send from your car (via phone signal) to the news room for them to put in the news/up on the website. I think that this is a job that i would possibly look at doing in the future.

Organizing Multi camera footage

After filming last weeks multi-camera live music show i have spent a couple of days organizing the footage.

I ended up with footage off 5 cameras all of which have been sorted into separate folders and named based on the song the footage is of and the shot itself. Each camera has roughly 2 hours worth of footage.

I think its an important thing to do when starting editing a project such as this as it makes the editing process a little easier.

I am hoping to have the whole thing edited by the end of next weekend.


Editing Music Promo – Timeline organizing – Syncing musical instruments

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.

Color Correcting

Screen Shot 2014-08-09 at 21.15.19

Screen Shot 2014-08-09 at 21.15.33  

Cutting up audio track

Screen Shot 2014-08-08 at 11.40.07Screen Shot 2014-08-08 at 13.29.26Screen Shot 2014-08-09 at 11.53.20

Syncing video and matching up clips  Screen Shot 2014-08-08 at 14.46.27Screen Shot 2014-08-08 at 14.46.10  Screen Shot 2014-08-08 at 14.11.02 Screen Shot 2014-08-09 at 21.47.07