I had planned to write a longer piece this week, but I learned more about video editing than I ever wanted to.
Video editing is an arcane art. I’ve learned more about frame rates, color spaces, audio synching, and the fact that different editors and recording setups output to different codecs that the others can’t read than I’d believed possible.
It’s all worth it, though…
This isn’t a perfect trailer video – as I’ve learned more, there are things I’d’ve done differently on the storyboard. I’d’ve bought the music first and had the animator working with the music in the background as he set up the renders. I’d’ve been much more explicit on some instructions…and had this run a bit longer for the time.
However, “better than” is the enemy of “good enough” and this is definitely good enough to spark interest.
The Kickstarter should be running by the end of the week – I have to take what I learned doing this to make the pitch video and re-vamp the prior video into a show-and-tell on the program.