My first edited video

Part of my studies involves learning how to edit a video. So yesterday, I went out into my garden to see what I could film, then came inside to piece it all together, along with some home-made music, a voice-over, and some still images.

I found a great series of videos on how to use the free video editing tool, VSDC. I’d had a go before watching them but got a bit stuck on how to shorten the length of the song I wanted to use. After watching the how-to videos, I knew that, and much more.

I think I might have found a new hobby. I found editing this video utterly absorbing, and I’m aware that I’ve only just scratched the surface of what’s possible.

The subject matter is nothing exciting, and it doesn’t have much of a script, but I’m really thrilled to have been able to learn how to put this piece together. It feels like a huge technological wall has come down for me. After this, creating a podcast will be easy.

So, here’s my video. I hope it plays alright for you. Please add a comment below if it doesn’t. I’m not sure a 1.5-minute video should be 300MB in size, but this one is, even though I looked for and tried to apply advice on how best to prepare it for upload to the internet. I see that parts of it are not as clear and crisp as they were when I was editing it. I still have lots to learn about this.



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