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The Video Learning Curve

The Video Learning Curve In addition to learning videography itself, there is the process of picking and learning the editing software. I began with Adobe Premier Elements since I was already using Lightroom and Photoshop. Seemed logical. What a disappointment. Very limited capabilities. I then looked at DaVinci Resolve vs. Adobe Premiere Pro CC. After much internal debate, I decided to stay with Adobe thinking that it would at least be similar to other Adobe products I’ve used. Not so much. Not only is the terminology different, but the editing process is entirely different. More akin to Audacity, a free program, which I use for editing my podcasts. So, some similarities there. I finally signed up for a Udemy course by Phil Ebiner after watching a free video on You Tube that covered some of the basics of Premiere Pro. I liked his teaching style and delivery, so this helped a good deal with the editing process. The nice thing about Adobe CC software is that it’s being constantly updated. Unfortunately, Phil’s course is on the 2017 version vs. the 2018 version creating just enough differences to be a bit confusing. I also found that once through the course was not enough to absorb all the nuances and also discovered that the Adobe tutorials were very good, but very abbreviated compared to the Udemy course. So, after all that, I learned that creating a decent video involved splicing together multiple short clips shot on different days with different lighting conditions and making them all look similar enough not to be totally jarring. Then adding text and audio to enhance the video. Still a slow process at this point on the learning curve. So, below is my first attempt at a video as promised. There's also an audio track. Comments welcome. Just be kind, it's much harder than it looks. Thanks for reading and watching! More to come.

Klamath Basin Bird Migration

  Kirby

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