[NZLUG] Video editing intro

DL Neil nzlug at etelligence.info
Thu Nov 9 10:04:06 NZDT 2017

Many thanks Nick. Have been happily spending hours following various 
links and leads generated...

On 06/11/17 13:19, Nick Rout wrote:
> There is a series of tutorials on kdenlive which produce a pretty good 
> intro to NLE in general - well I found them helpful anyway! Start here:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA-FnRIzTQg
> On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 9:59 AM, DL Neil <nzlug at etelligence.info 
> <mailto:nzlug at etelligence.info>> wrote:
>     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 surprise me...)
>     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...
>     -- 
>     Regards,
>     =dn
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