I completed this house some time ago, but my video capturing and editing skills have only just caught up. This video includes a number of new features, including a soundtrack:
I still have a lot to learn but I now know how to use the ESO in-game camera a bit better. It doesn’t matter how good your editing skills may be if the raw footage is poor quality.
On the video editing front, I’ve learned how to:
Cut and splice the video footage with still images to create a smooth flowing visual narrative,
Focus on important images using freeze frame,
Narrate the important ‘bits’,
Add a ‘soundtrack’ to help tie the whole thing together.
I’m particularly proud of the soundtrack as I was just experimenting, and it worked. lol
For anyone who’s interested, I recorded roughly ten minutes of video just for the background music. Then I took the video into VideoStudio Pro 2021 [the software I use for editing] and ‘split’ the audio out of the video. This left me with just an audio track. I then added the audio track to the completed video.
What all that means is that the video is made up of three layers:
the edited video [complete with sound effects like bird calls and footsteps],
the voice over narration, and
the music soundtrack.
Once my skills improve a bit more, I hope to be able to create how-to videos and maybe, one day, a trailer for my books. That’s all in the future though. For now, I’m still on a massive learning curve. Thanks for coming along for the ride. 🙂
I read the Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood a long time ago, and loved it in the way you love something so horrifying you can’t stop reading.
I knew there was a TV adaptation, but I’ve never wanted to watch it, so this music is completely new to me. And I love it. I’ll be listening to ‘She’s a monster’ a lot today as I write the scene in which Hands discovers that it’s been betrayed. 🙂
If you’re still enjoying your weekend, have fun. If, like us, you’re yawning your way through Monday morning…take heart, the sun’s shining!
William Congreve wrote that line in a play called ‘The Mourning Bride’. I’m long past the point of being a bride, but I am in mourning so it seemed appropriate. A lot of hopes and dreams of a better, fairer life went up in smoke on May 18, but now it’s time to heal.
I can’t remember how I stumbled onto this song – thank you unknown blogger! – but I’ve been listening to it a lot lately. The composer is Ramin Djawadi, and the song is called ‘Light of the Seven’ [Season 6 of the Game of Thrones] :
It’s been ages since I posted anything about music because, well, I haven’t been listening to any. I’ve been completely engrossed in my technical writing for months now, and technical writing does not play well with music. Or at least it doesn’t for me because my focus has to be on clarity and precision, not creativity.
I’ve enjoyed my break from creative writing, but I’ve really missed the music, so my thanks to the Offspring for telling me about the soundtrack to the movie ‘Mongol’.
It’s like nothing I’ve ever listened to before, and the ‘throat singing’ is not exactly pretty to Western ears. And yet…and yet….I love it. It’s kind of raw and sets the nerves a-jangle, but it beats a cup of coffee when it comes to waking my brain up. See what you think:
Oh and I’m turning comments off so no one has to be polite. :p
It’s almost midnight but I just had to share this with you. It’s a demo of a new whiz bang innovation called ‘Booktrack’.
The idea is to provide a soundtrack, or sound effects, that will be synced to the ebook you read.
I’m not sure whether the sound in the demo would enthrall me, or annoy the hell out of me, but suddenly the wild idea I had about including my Two Steps From Hell writing music with my story doesn’t seem so wild any more. In five years time this technology may well be common place. Yay, technology!