June 2017 Video Diary

I’ve created a short video diary looking at some of what I did in May and sharing my thoughts about new ventures.  It includes some iPhone 7 footage which I shot expressly to try to determine how long it would take to create a daily VLOG. I shot the footage, edited it together and found some music and sound effects and proved to myself that it was do-able in an hour or so – but every day? Not for me.

I’ve created a “fancy(ish)” introductory sequence for this months offering. Now, a twenty second intro is far too much for a short video blog such as this but its use here serves to show what can be achieved in an hour or so with an internet connection, some YouTube videos and a willingness to try things out (and Google Earth too in this case). The final sequence used around 30 different elements all told and I also learnt some FCPX shortcuts in that process too.  I’ve spent a fair bit of time on such research in the last few months and its starting to show in quicker editing I think.

I was out and about quite a bit in May when of course I was shooting video footage alongside my usual stills. This monthly update is a bit of a lucky dip as I had no clear idea when I started as to what I would cover in my video diary and was not therefore shooting with this in mind.   There were days for example when I simply forgot to take any video footage to complement the stills, but that will improve with time I’m sure.

Music credits: Ascending the Vale, Open those Bright Eyes and Easy Lemon all Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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