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.
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!
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!