[NZLUG] Video editing intro
nzlug at etelligence.info
Fri Nov 3 09:59:38 NZDT 2017
Are you able to recommend tutorials or introductions to Non-linear video
editing (under Linux) for non-film/non-video professionals, please?
All other guidance and advice will be much appreciated.
(eg run away screaming?)
I wish to update my skills to include better-than-rudimentary - but not
slick-and-TV/film-professional video presentations.
Materials I've found seem to be of the MSFT 'click-here, press-that -
see how "simple" it is' variety (too focussed on the mechanical); or are
aimed at video professionals who understand their jargon and may be
transitioning from specific hardware to imitator software on a computer
(which is beyond my ken).
As a lecturer and trainer (since the era when t-rex wrangling was a
valued skill) I have embraced and adapted to a range of 'A/V'
techniques. This project aims to combine a practical demonstration
('live lesson') of coding technique with voice-over commentary,
interposed with still-images, titles, etc. Much of the 'video source'
would be from screen-cast capture.
My methodology has developed into using a "script" which consists of
titles and topics/points (by no means every word which will be spoken);
either as bullet-points to give me a sequence, or as a check-list to
ensure full-coverage. In the two side-margins I doodle various
shapes/icons to remind myself when to use 'A/V aids' (as we used to call
them). You may have spotted this when I gave a talk at AuckLUG. I would
like to learn how to transmogrify such planning into the more
image-oriented "storyboard" technique.
Then, once the videos are shot, still-images are collected, etc; how to
assemble shots and clips, join them with transitions and fades, and
other such mechanical skills.
Arching over all of this comes learning the world of video, and
specifically video-training: the disembodied voice cf a 'talking head',
superimposing video, titles, or still-images over video, relevance and
pace, etc. (and plenty else which you don't want to read, or is yet to
NB Whilst I haven't chosen a NLVE package, I'm not looking for software
recommendations per-se; but do wish to see how any-package implements
such work-flow, how best to plan, proceed, etc...
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