An example

People who make YouTube videos – for whatever reason – tend to make a trailer for their channel.

The trailer is supposed to be a tease, an insight, something to whet your appetite.

Few people achieve what a trailer really should be.

Almost nobody has ever achieved this:

If you’ve got it, flaunt the hell out of it

If you are a talented video editor (so we’re clear that I’m not talking about me, right?), you’d put your CV online in the most creative way possible.

Wouldn’t you?

Despite working for the Daily Mirror, Alex is one of the good guys. If you need some video editing and/or creative assistance, give him a call.

Awesomely Perfect Day

So a bunch of motorcyclist video bloggers (vloggers, as the portmanteau would have it), led, encouraged, nagged and led some more by the technically uber-gifted Grumpy Biker, made a bunch of small contributions.

Grumpy Biker took those contributions, and worked video and audio editing magic upon them.

Then he added a sprinkle of showbiz glitter.

And from those contributions he produced something awesome.

You remember the BBCs heavily-montaged version of Lou Reed’s ‘Perfect Day’?

Well check this out, my friends. Check this out:

Blogathon 16/14 – Corby facts

On the way to Rockingham Raceway today (and what a glorious – but bitterly cold – day it was), we passed through the industrial little town of Corby, in Northamptonshire.

I can still remember, from school, Mister Jefferies telling us all about the rich manufacturing history of Corby.

So I thought I’d share a few facts with you here:

Blogathon 15a/14 – A motovlog retrospective

I was cruising through some of the YouTube channels I watch when the mainstream TV is rubbish (as it usually is), when I came across this little gem.

It’s a 2013 compilation – from Daily Derps – of some of the motovlogging channels that he subscribes to.

It contains:

  • A nice soundtrack
  • Excellent editing
  • A beautifully-constructed montage
  • Motorbikes

What’s not to like?

Blogathon 11/14 – lights, camera, bugger

The Video Shorts project I’ve been working on has hit an interesting snag.

I’d sketched out a background for the scene (it’s a series of sketches against a single setting), and worked it up to a full-size model.

Then I coloured – by hand (I wanted the ‘rough’ look, this is a project for an audience of young children) – the background.

And it all went well.

Or so I thought.

The problem came when I set the scene (easy) and lit it.

Yep.

That’s when it became apparent that. under studio lighting, the subtlety of the colours I’d used washes right out of the picture.

So it’s back to the drawing board.

There’s two courses of action, I think.

I either need to modify the colours so they’ll resemble what I’m aiming for under studio light.

Or, of course, I use green screen?

Hmm.