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Persevere (like surfers do)

September 20, 2008 Leave a comment

An illustration made from my surfing Ike footage.

Encouragement (From the Scriptures)

September 20, 2008 Leave a comment

Here’s a video I’ve wanted to do for a long time.  In fact the script was saved on an OLD computer that I had to fire up, just to get it off of it.  The idea has been there for a long time.  This type of cropping video is hard to pull off.  Maybe that’s why I procrastinated so much on it.  My mic setting wasn’t ideal (I didn’t select the shotgun setting).  I did the best I could in noise reduction, but missed perfection for sure.  Since I didn’t have my normal light setup, I was at the mercy of the sun and clouds through the large windows.  This is noticeable if you know what you’re looking at.   I’d have to redo everything to fix these details. 

Inspite of all of this, I sincerely hope that this video will help people.  May God bring this message to those who need it!

Human Editing is SO much better!

September 20, 2008 Leave a comment

As promised I did a more intentional edit of my surf footage of Hurricane Ike’s waves on South Padre.  The first video I put up on youtube was a quick job done in Muvee AutoProducer.  Automatic editing will never replace human intelligence.  It’s like translating an important document in Babel Fish or Dictionary.com.  Humans still beat computers in some fields.  This edit was made into a 5 min. countdown for sermonspice.com.

Christian Video Mag

So I wrote an article for christianvideomag.com. It’ll be in the next issue. The editor-in-chief, Steve Hewitt called yesterday and asked what we were going to call my column. I was kind of taken off guard, because we had spoken prior about some possibilities, but I thought we’d just get the first article published and see what happens. But apparently I’ll be writing every month. He recommended the name, “Greg’s Video Toolkit”. That’s nice. I suggested the whole “FishXpressions” thing in an email- it was sort of an afterthought. Well, that’s when I decided to take up the blogging thing again. I moved over here to wordpress, and here we are now. Hopefully I’ll be reviewing some equipment and learning some new things along the way. I have to admit: I AM NOT AN EXPERT! I’m a fellow student of filmmaking. That’s the angle I’m almost reluctantly pursuing this column. Because I’m sure there are others out there like me– ordinary guys trying to do extra-ordinary things with ordinary technology. I haven’t had the luxury and formal education when it comes to video. I’ve created some really bad stuff in the past. But I’d like to get better and different with each new creation. With limited resources and manpower, etc. it’s hard, but it still is fun and rewarding (in many regards). Let’s help each other out, then! I’ll share my basic tips, and you can leave some profound comment. Sound good? Sounds good.

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