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Old 08-10-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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Sharing Trips With Video and Pics

Here's a thought for this forum: I think that sometimes my trip videos / photos are not really the most interesting content to share with family and friends. Sure they love us, but I know how dreadful these can be.

As we prepare for our cross-country trip, one of the blog posts I put up (today's post) is about that topic. I ran across some pretty good ideas over the years about editing, shortening, and making shots quicker -- avoiding pan shots and all that.

I share those ideas in the blog, but also pose the question out to readers: What are your inputs for how to create an interesting and attractive show, with something of a story to it, and to keep it short? I'd be honored if you read the blog and commented, either at the blog or here (where we on this forum can enjoy the exchange).

The whole darn blog is at the URL below our signature, but the particular entry about trip pictures and videos is here.


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Old 08-21-2013, 11:44 AM   #2
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I create my own videos for viewing, years afterwards, of areas I may never get the chance to go back to. For that reason, I include clips that were interesting to me, not necessarily for others.

If doing this for others to view, the best way to keep interest is to keep the overall video(s) short and only include the absolute best clips. Selection of music makes a difference too; do you want an upbeat, vibrate feel or a relaxing, laid back ambience or none and let nature do the talking? This has a huge effect on how a video is perceived. No pans, and really keep zooms to a minimum. If the clip is slightly out of focus, poor lighting, too many pans/zooms, not horizontal, etc. they'd be OK for my viewing pleasure but for others ... not so much.

I'll be viewing what you have as soon as I finish this post. To get an idea of my videos, you'll see that they are usually ... too long, sometimes out of focus, poor lighting, too many ... you get the idea - they are simply to capture memories for me.

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If trying to do this for the viewing pleasure of others, I'd definitely have nothing over 3 minutes long, and only include the absolute best video clips and photos.

OK, now that I've viewed the blog post, I agree with what's been stated. I do want to add that using a tripod or monopod goes a long way to aid in better shots.

Again, chopping 10 hours of video down to 2 - 3 minutes for someone else to view is different from creating a 30 minute video for yourself. As an example, I just came back from a weekend trip in which I took over 100 photos. Out of those 100 photos, there's only 2 - 3 I would consider worthwhile to show to someone else.



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True to my word, I've done two new videos, both of which are much shorter. Hope you enjoy them ....

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