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 (find it in Volume 17.1 of the BTJ!) 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.