MY FINAL PIECE VIDEO EDIT
I really enjoy making video edits, particularly of my favourite band, Little Mix. One of the girls from Little Mix birthday was not long ago so I decided to create her a video edit! This is not the first one I've done however. I've done a video for Perrie and Jade's birthday, two story of little mix videos, a lyric video and a couple of others. I made a special edit for my arts award called THE LITTLE MIX ALPHABET. It includes text, clips, pictures, transitions and layered audio. Please click on the link above to view the edit.
SHARING MY SKILLS - VIDEO EDITING TUTORIAL
Why am I sharing my video editing skills?
I decided to share my video editing skills with my Mum. She does not really use an iPad very much and has never made an edit. She thinks that I do a good job making the edits because it involves the following skills:
- Technical - understanding the software, in this case iMovie and Vont
- Creativity - how to pick clips and music that work well together and how to tell a story using images and music
- Timing - it is easy to make a boring video especially if the clips are too long and not varied enough
- Continuity - it is important to make sure the video flows well and that the clips link together well
I did not realise that video making and editing is considered an art form. One of the winners of the Turner Prize, which is a prestigious art award, is a man called Steve McQueen. He won the prize in 1999 for making some arty films. One of them is called Prey which includes a tape recorder playing the sound of tap dancing and a ballooon. Steve McQueen is also a film director. He directed an Oscar winning film called 12 Years a Slave.
What did I do to share my skills?
I got my Mum to create her own video edit. I think it is easier to learn if you have to do it yourself. I showed her how to do the following things:
- How to start a new project
- Why it is important to decide on an objective for your video
- How to use a combination of video clips that you have created personally or ones available on the Internet
- How to add titles and text
- How to shorten the clips
- How to add transitions
- How to add music and dialogue
My Mum enjoyed being able to quickly put the clips together, but she found it quite difficult to move things around the screen. She also appreciated how much patience is involved when it comes to tweaking the clips.
Three things that went well:
- Realising I knew more than I thought I did
- Understanding how creative I have been
- Helping my Mum to learn something new
I enjoyed finding out that it does take skill to make videos and that it is a creative thing to do.