|Saturday Denver Video Workshop Loads of Fun|
My Saturday’s workshop was a fun and educational experience. In the morning, there were a few hours of chatting about video in general and the new skill set needed to estimate and shoot video along with stills. After a quick lunch provided by APA-LA, there was a simple combination photo/video lighting demonstration followed by a hands-on follow focus experience by each attendee.
I then set up a simple commercial spot production and shot clips to be edited into a commercial. Following the production, I delved into putting the clips together in Final Cut Studio to finish the commercial. First, I showed them how to transcode, with Compressor, the HDSLR files into a more edit friendly format of ProRes422. You can skip this step with video clips from video cameras like the Panasonic. I brought the clips into Final Cut Pro to edit them into a sequence and did some color correction. I then showed a couple of output options.
Following all that, we had a chance to explore the Sonicfire Pro application and how it creates custom length royalty-free music.
I make sure every attendee to either my Thursday evening presentation or Saturday workshop gets a copy of the Sonicfire Pro application and five free multi-layered music tracks they can use commercially.