VIDEO EDITING

All you have read so far, believe it or not, is an actual introduction to my current situation in regards to Premiere. You have to understand that while I am at uni, I don’t actually know what spear time means or is, so I don’t get to experiment and basically do anything besides the assignments or photography related stuff. Now as you may already know, I’m enjoying the summer break, having the time of my life with my MacBook. Meaning that we are inseparable. And wait, that’s not all. My father bought me the Karma drone with the last released GoPro camera and I never got to use it properly, again, because uni, my horrible time management and so on. I decided to start putting it to work this year and soon enough I moved from underwater clips with my legs and arms floating like sausages, to actually take time and look for the perfect frame.

Tot ceea ce a-ti citit pana acum, credeti sau nu, este de fapt o introducere spre starea mea curenta, sau nivelul meu actual mai bine zis in Premiere. Trebuie sa mentionez ca in timpul facultatii nu stiu ce e ala timp liber si nici nu am parte de el, tot ceea ce fac este legat doar de fotografie. Asadar nu am cand sa experimentez sau sa invat de capul meu lucruri noi. Acum situatia este altfel, deoarece dupa cum probabil stiti sunt in vacanta, nedespartita de MacBook si toate soft-urile disponibile de la Adobe. Time of my life! Si stai, asta nu e tot! Am primit cadou anul trecut de la tatal meu, drona Karma si ultimul GoPro, va vine sa credeti sau nu, abia acum am inceput si eu sa le folosesc. Bineinteles ca asta e tot din cauza facultatii si a time management-ului meu ce este sub orice critica, in fine. Am decis ca in aceasta vara sa pun atat camera cat si gimbal-ul la treaba si sincer am evoluat destul de repede de la filmari sub apa cu membrele mele vegetand la cadre mai mult sau mai putin statice, petrecand timp pentru a gasi compozitia pe placul meu.


Basically I didn’t know how similar photography and videography are. You see, I was crippling all those beautiful views by moving like a maniac up and down in a circle, all in one looong video. Soon enough I changed this, or if you prefer I controlled myself and instead of giving everyone including myself a Montagne Russe experience, I started to make short steady clips. This allowed me to have more control over the frames position, editing, effects, sound and so on. Again, I can’t stress enough how bad I was, considering that my clips were that bad even with the GoPro gimbal. Many of you may already be good at this, but for me personally, it was a huge improvement.

Practic, habar nu aveam cate asemanari sunt intre a face o poza si a filma un cadru. Stricam efectiv fiecare peisaj prin simplu fapt ca ma invarteam in cerc, sus si jos ca o maniaca, totul intr-o filmare super, super lunga. Lucrurile au inceput sa se schimbe destul de repede sau daca preferi, eu am inceput sa imi controlez miscarile mult mai bine. In loc sa le dau tuturor dureri de cap cu un clip ce parea filmat dintr-un Montagne Russe, am inceput sa faca clipuri scurte, aproape statice chiar. Asta, cel mai important, mi-a dat mult mai mult control, de fapt, control total asupra cadrelor, permitandu-mi sa editez dupa bunul meu plac atat audio cat si video. Poate multi dintre voi stiti deja aceste lucruri, insa eu eram zero barat, nici macar gimbal-ul nu reusea sa tina pasul cu mine.

After I got a couple of clips in Yaffo, I uploaded everything on my Mac and opened Premiere, happy to finally have something good to work with, or at least that’s what I thought. You see, I took dozens of images with the Canon but somehow still managed to neglect the video part. I had around eight clips with the GoPro from which only 5 or 6 were acceptable. But still, it didn’t stop me and I started to work with my limited materials.

Dupa ce am filmat cateva cadre in Yaffo, m-am intors acasa super entuziasmata sa incep si eu sa editez in Premiere. Am fost iarasi putin dezamagita pentru ca in mod natural, interesul meu principal a fost iarasi fotografia. Aveam undeva intre 100 si 200 de poze facute cu Canon-ul si 8 cadre filmate din care doar 5 sau 6 pe placul meu. Chiar si asa nu a fost o problema si am inceput sa lucrez cu putinul pe care il aveam.

Second Example