Back in August I attended the first Goshen Pottery Workshop. It was awesome. I took a bunch of photos and also captured a number of video clips. Mostly for my own use later but I put together a video with a segment from each presentation. The world premiere:
Or here is the link to the ‘Tube.
Not bad for my first attempt I suppose. I really just wanted to practice editing some video. Add captions, try transitions, upload to Youtube, etc. I’ve done some simple video editing before but nothing quite like this. I used good ol’ Windows Movie Maker to put this one together. Not the most intuitive video software I’ve used but I eventually found all the features that I needed and it was pretty easy now that I know how it works.
I also used Audacity to clean up the audio a little bit. This was the toughest part because the audio wasn’t good to begin with. I removed most of the ridiculous hum with the Noise Removal effect. Then I used the Normalize effect to make it slightly more audible. Poor Dick Lehman has a little bit of a robot voice now. I’ll attribute that to him having his head down while concentrating on his pots but it’s just as likely my lack of sound editing skills. Another item on my list of things to learn!
I shot the video with my tiny Canon Elph 300 HS. Most of the clips were in 1080p so the video is pretty decent for the conditions. A few shaky spots but the in-camera stabilization cancelled out most of my hand shakiness.
Overall a nice learning experience.