The kind of
computers I use define my work and the quality. First off, I use a combo of a
Tablet, a MacBook pro and a Custom Computer.
The Windows 8.1
tablet is use for on the go photo-editing. On the tablet I use Affinity
Designer as it is a one time fee and can download it on multiple computers, so
I can do some basic edits on the go and then continue with a heavy edit on my
beefy computer. It is also used for media viewing, email, video calls, and also
for OneNote (OneNote is a program that is like Microsoft word but it is free,
and you can access it online or offline with the app)
My MacBook pro is
used as a the primary mobile video editing station. The MacBook has everything
I need on it, all the way from photo, video, and audio editing software. This
laptop is mostly used when I am on vacation, far from home or if I am in class (college).
It is great having something portable because it allows me to have something I
call content flow. Content flow means keeping your content and work performance
moving so you don’t fall behind and lose money.
Then there is my
Custom Computer. It is a behemoth of parts that are imperative for any media
entire level editing entrepreneur. On the computer I have all the same software
as I do on my MacBook. I use the computer for heavy editing, special effects,
and also faster GPU rendering.I equip it with two
monitors and a TV to create my edit.
Monitor one is used for the timeline, audio tab and the bins that store all the files that I need Monitor two is for the source tab for the files that come from the bin to insert into the timeline And the TV is used for the source tab to view the timeline, the color spectrum, and editing tab to move the position and or to change effects that I use in my videos/short films.
Well, if you have seen any of my work, everything is edited in different ways. But still, it is all determined on what kind of music I want to use for my project. As for my Sizzle Reel, the way I am editing it is different then what I did in the past.
This timeline is a working in progress but will ultimately be the best Sizzle Reel that I will have made.
What am I going to name my process of editing, who knows, maybe I’ll call it the Vimpulse method, as what I like to do when I edit is, pick my music first, find out what kind of transitions would look good with the music, and then finally pull off all my footage off of my server to an Editing SSD.
When I first put my media into the timeline I normally put my favorite stuff first, least favorite in the middle and then my most favorite last.
(there is no room for bad footage)
And when it comes to actually figuring out how to put it all together, I edit on the beat. But then again you can add it on any beat as long as it stays consistent.
In the past, all that I would do is just throw past projects and videos that I have made into a timeline and tweak them just a little bit and then say it is a day and render it out. But now I’m taking everything I have learned in After Effects and premiere into one small project. Making my own sort of Brady Bunch boxes for easy transitions, creating a flickering LED light the name of my company and also of what I am which is Advanced FileMaker also much more will be added to the sizzle Reel as time goes by (Will be done in a week or two)