Thursday, August 6, 2009

Calendar Desktop - August

The calendar turned out great and I'm quite happy with it.

Here's the August page turned into a desktop.

August Desktop
Standard (1024x768)
Widescreen (1280x800)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Video Editing

I've been teaching myself how to edit videos over the past week, and I'm really enjoying it. After I'd done a few small videos I wanted to do something more challenging.

I decided to create a video of my band playing a song at a show last summer and sync it up with the same song recorded in a studio. I could have used the sound from the video, but it wasn't as clear, and it wouldn't be challenging enough.

There was two problems with doing this. First, when we played the song live, it wasn't the exact same speed as the studio recording, and second, we only had one camera filming the show. One camera and one angle doesn't make for a very exciting video.

So the trick became using chunks of video from other songs and matching each movement to each sound. I'd say around 50% of the video is comprised of shots that weren't even from that song.

It's not perfect, but I'm quite happy with the result.

Filmed by Scott Reeves.
Edited by Mike Short