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Video Editing Examples

Many Different Editing Techniques Using FCP X

All of the videos below are smaller, lower resolution examples of the originals. (Except for the Drone video examples, which are shown at their full size.) These examples will show you my high quality video and audio editing skills. Most videos are their original duration, but some are just short clips that are a part of longer videos. I do not do videography/filming.

VIDEO ON VIMEO • TELL THE STORY OF AN EVENT, FILMED ON TWO iPHONES

This is my first editing project where the video was recorded entirely on iPhones. The founder of a non-profit organization, Andrea, wrote a wonderful book. This event celebrated her organization, her inspiration, Elli, and the book release.
• Video was shot using 2 iPhones
• Scrubbed through a lot of video, and choose select parts for story editing purposes
• Selecting graphically pleasing and client approved transitions and effects
• Tells the story of an event
• Combined video, photos and graphics

DRONE VIDEO • CROP VIDEO TO WEBSITE BANNER SIZE & EDIT FOR SEAMLESS LOOP

These two short videos were shot with an HD camera mounted on a drone. The examples are shown at their final size, if your display device is 1200 pixels wide or more.
• For each example, selected best 5 second clips, from 3 separate videos
• Edit the final video to loop seamlessly on the client’s website
• Original HD video was cropped down to a smaller size to fit into a predefined sized banner: 1200 x 300
• Overlay copyright information, company name and logo

COMMEMORATIVE VIDEO • TITLES, GRAPHICS, BEAT MATCHING, VARIOUS EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS

An example with FCP effects, some third-party.
• Scrubbed through hours of video, and choose select parts
• Additional titles, transitions and graphics
• Example of "beat matching" the video with audio (at 04:27), a request from the client
• Selected client approved transitions and effects
• Commemorating a team championship win
• Combining video, photos and graphics

MUSIC VIDEO • SYNCHRONIZED VIDEOS WITH THE SOUNDBOARD AUDIO

The video and the audio were recorded on separate devices, then synchronized together.
• Filmed live at a local club, using several video cameras
• Digital Audio was recorded from the soundboard at the club. Audio from the cameras was not used
• Filmed the outdoor location shots after the local club recordings were made. Used a CD player, playing the audio from the soundboard
• Scrubbed through a lot of video, and choose select parts
• Synchronized final video using several video cues and audio cues*. (*one video/audio cue I used: singer claps his hands once before song begins)

ART VIDEO • MANY EFFECTS

"That Was Now, This Is Then", an artistic example.
• While working at Apple, there was a contest where the only requirement was to use FCP for editing. This was my award winning entry
• Used many FCP, and third-party, titles, transitions and effects
• Created the music from scratch using Ableton Live and Reason

STORY VIDEO • CREATE A SILENT MOVIE WITHOUT DIALOGUE

"Paperwork" a VHS editing project while I was in college. (Received an “A” Grade, just had to mention.)
• Create a silent movie that tells a story, with no dialogue nor sound
• The VHS video was digitized and edited in FCP
• Using FCP, the original music and end credits were added a few years later
• Scrubbed through many takes of each scene, and choose only select parts

TECHNICAL MEDICAL VIDEO • SYNCHRONIZED FROM 3 SEPARATE SOURCES + MAGNIFICATION

Created for a doctor to demonstrate a new tool he was developing.
• Without timecode to sync to, visually combined and synchronized three separate video sources, from an actual medical operation
• During angiogram shots, the task was to magnify and track the specialized medical tool that the doctor was developing
• Scrubbed through a lot of video, from 3 separate sources, to find all of the matching pieces
• The audio is two doctors observing this medical too and talking. However, Dr. Simpson preferred to have control of the video on his iPad, turn down the volume and explain the technical aspects in person

BIRTHDAY “THIS IS YOUR LIFE” VIDEO • CROPPED & FEATHERED PHOTOS

Frank, celebrating his 80th birthday, was surrounded by women throughout his life. One of his daughters was my client and requested “Thank Heaven For Little Girls” for this particular segment.
• Made entirely from family photos
• Scanned a lot of photographs (over 300 for the final video), and then cropped and feathered most of them in PhotoShop
• Selected graphically pleasing and client approved transitions and effects
• “This Is Your Life” - Coordinating with my client, the final video was made in the chronological order of the photographs

ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE VIDEO • PERSONAL OBJECTS AND PHOTOS

Alice and Hank were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. One of their sons was my client and requested this video. This segment highlight’s some of Hank’s life.
• Made from scanned 3-Dimensional personal objects and family photos
• Selected graphically pleasing and client approved transitions and effects
• The final video was also made in the chronological order of the photographs

REAL ESTATE • VIDEOS WITHIN VIDEO

Short introduction video segment, from a longer video used to help sell an 8 Million dollar home
• Each of the 7 moving pieces in this video, contain a unique video taken from different areas inside and outside the home

I also design websites and graphics if you’re interested. Terry Lord Web Design