Easter Egg Hunt — 2013 Video

Finally, I have the short video of our Easter egg hunt up on my vimeo!  You can view it larger if you click here.

*at 2:02 minutes in, the video looks like it stops. not sure what happened, but it comes back at 2:14, so wait for it…

Anywho, I hope to get the pics from Easter weekend edited and up soon.  This was my second attempt at making a short video with clips.  The first time, was for a video for John and I used a trial version of Pinnacle.  It was a good program, a little taxing on my computer, but I just don’t have the funds to purchase it at the moment so I needed something free.  My friend Matt, who is in the film industry and currently working with indieATL, mentioned WeVideo.  It’s a basic, free, online video editing program.  Well, not entirely free if you choose any of the upgrades, like removing the watermark or increasing the quality to HD.  Buuut, I ran into a few snags while using WeVideo, so I think I’m going to try something else next time, but I’ll keep it in mind if I just need a quick and easy edit.

Pros:

Easy to learn, has a selection of music clips and filters (“themes”), and is free.  You also have the option to choose your editing mode — from simple drag + drop storyboard to an advanced timeline.  I think this program is mainly designed for group projects because editing is all done online and saved in the cloud.  Cool idea!

Cons:

First, I couldn’t figure out how to cut within clips.  I could shorten the beginning and end, but when I moved the marker to the spot that I wanted to cut, the little scissors icon to clip disappeared.  I tried starting over a few times but couldn’t figure it out.  Then, I had trouble adding transitions…it wouldn’t let me add them to the storyboard.  Then, after uploading the video, I see there is a weird 12 second break.

Ah, perhaps these issues were due to my internet connection, my computer or my noob brain. 😉  Regardless, I think it turned out alright considering.

I think next time I’ll try a free trial of Adobe Premiere Elements…

Stay tuned for pics from that weekend!

*ahsa

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4 thoughts on “Easter Egg Hunt — 2013 Video

  1. Good job Ahsamon. I’m planning on buying a new video camera this week – sure would be nice to have someone who knows how to put everything together!

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