I don’t always get to go on all the flights but I do get to see the end results! After Photoshop World in Atlanta this last April, Moose, Sharon, and Jake got to go play with the Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Force where we shot the Precon. They videoed the whole thing and asked if I could handle the editing. Having done a few now, getting the videos together in Premiere is really pretty easy. But picking music is by far one of the hardest things to do.
Unlike photography, which I’ve grown up with and learned for years, videography is so new to me that I learn many things every time I do an edit. My last edit, featuring Sharon’s videography of the Oregon Coast, I learned a lot about Warp Stabilize and how to better work her footage where she was walking, which previously I wouldn’t even consider. The audio as well needed work. The wind was often blowing away the voices or any other interesting noise.
With Dixie Wing, I played with using no transitions first, something I think really works because of the music and the speed of the content. I also learned quite a bit about editing music! The original track (by Align in Time provided by TSM.com) was just too long, so I shortened it up a bit. And after posting, I learned yet another trick for improving these pieces.