Editing Adventures in Digital History

"I’d like them each to do one video clip with commentary/critique, so if you could help get them thinking about how they might approach that in your visit tomorrow, that would be great."

Start with Ken Burns on Story - https://vimeo.com/40972394

More - http://documentary.umwblogs.org/

Video Essays on Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/groups/35mmandrisdamburs/albums/6587

What makes a great story

Manipulation = Editing - "bring forth, produce, publish" - http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=edit

  • prepare (written material) for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it.
  • choose material for (a movie or a radio or television program) and arrange it to form a coherent whole.
  • remove unnecessary or inappropriate words, sounds, or scenes from a text, movie, or radio or television program.
  • be editor of (a newspaper or magazine) - "Decision maker"
What makes a video —> Pictures —> Frames



Example of editing a full-length film:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukjqiwgpd58 - The Wizard of OZ trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSnCu43QzeY - "Lack of continuity"

https://vimeo.com/22513968 - Dog Day Afternoon: A Video Essay


Editing (What)

Video
Audio for video
Images/Pictures
Titles (text)
Sound Effects
Music
Voiceover
Animation/Motion graphics
Visual effects
Color Correction
Movement in 2D/3D space
Graphic Overlays/Masks
Transitions


Tools

Equipment - http://umwnewmedia.org/category/equipment/

Firefox Download Video Helper - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/
4K Downloader - https://www.4kdownload.com/
Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
MPEG Streamclip - http://www.squared5.com/ - quick trim of video
VLC - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html - capture a still from a video frame



https://archive.org/ - Archive.org



Media Editing - week 4
http://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/digitizing/6.php

https://vimeo.com/27246366 - Move

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v6-wRFVkw8 - Ums and uhs

http://imaging.umwblogs.org/editing/

http://audio.umwblogs.org/editing/

http://video.umwblogs.org/editing/

http://documentary.umwblogs.org/