Back in the Editing BoothAfter a year hiatus from video editing I'm ready jump back into another editing project. Using video game footage of Left 4 Dead 2, I plan to assemble an action video of two players (playing together in a campaign) shooting zombies in Left 4 Dead 2.
Nothing fancy; simple cross-cutting between two first-person views. Just a chance to sharpen my editing skills.
While I do have some new movie script ideas brewing, I wanted ease back into video editing before I take on my next film. This will serve as a good opportunity to research quicker editing techniques with Adobe Premiere. I know for a fact that my editing process for the film Synchronicity was sub-optimal (I'm sure any avid Premiere user would look upon my footage timelines with horror :P ).
As with my previous film project, I plan to use JIRA to as a time/work management tool.
|A software tool for an arts project? Crazy, right?|
I found JIRA to be nothing short of invaluable during the editing of Synchronicity. It allowed me to see the forest for the trees; and without it would have taken probably another year to complete.
I hope to get good at editing fast. If I want to continue is movie editing, fast is better than good. All this as effort to setup myself up for success in my next film. That is, I would like for my next film to take less than 3 years to complete ;)