Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2012 9:32 AM (in response to Ian R. Brown)
Thanks for the interest shown. Seen and liked your smiling photo. From Cheshire Eh? I tell my daughter Aruna that she smiles as a Cheshire cat! Do all the folks at Cheshire smile, smile as you do?
I have an IMac and have also purchased FCPX and am a member of IzzyVideo.
I am learning my steps in this field which is so very vast. If a senior member as you have recommended Tom's book, I am sure that there ia a lot of useful data in it.
I sing songs, brought out five audio albums so far and am right now busying myself in this: adding visual content [making song videos] to my audio. If you go to my first post [changing gears] in these forums, you can see the video of the first song of my first album. I have done, with some initial help of a video editor, the editing of this song by myself. Not knowing the basic needs to set uo scratch drive and TM backup etc., I had used the Mac's hard drive for all purposes: storing camera footage and scratch drive use. I did not have any backup at all and do not have one even at this time of typing in this post.
Could you please, after viewing this song video, give me your suggestions of how to set up these drives for having a good workflow?
Thanks one again for your response and hoping to see your reply to this request.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 2:40 AM (in response to somanna)
Well Somanna I didn't know about the possibility of gaps in the secondary storyline, and now hopefully knowing about them I can potentialy create a smoother clip without losing a theme in the primary storyline.
Thanks Ian for suggesting Tom's book. I have ordered one, although I have not used iMovie or Final Cut Express. Hopefully I can still understand it all.
And thanks Tom for the book although you really should tell people about it!
I will look at the Izzy video and hopefully learn a heap more. I am extremely green to this.
I am also a singer songwriter and while I am a reasonable soundie, I have never tried to make my own film clip before. This is what I will be using it for, so syncing words and movement to the sound clip is probably going to be my biggest challenge. If there are any videos or training sites or books you guys can suggest that are specific to music clips, I would be very grateful.
Somanna your music is very nice!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 3:09 AM (in response to kerrynfromvic)
Hope you like this new input to you name. If not,
Glad to know that you are a singer songwriter. I feel it is the versatility of FCPX that allows beginners too, with same knowledgeable guidance, to bring out acceptable outputs.
Better to always remain 'green' in this field. Better it is to start making videos than spend endless hours studying how to make them!
I too am looking towards the helpful members in these forums for guidance in critical areas of editing. I propose to delink the need for having lyrics match lip movements so that editing would be easier and dubbing to other languages will not be difficult. To do so you have to plan the video scenes accordingly.
Glad for liking the music.
Could you send some works of yours, one or two of them, to my mail ID which is given at the end of the video? i.e. if you do not mind it.
Regards and all the best.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 3:30 AM (in response to somanna)
Thanks Somanna and yes you may call me MerryKerry!
I hear what you are saying about not syncing to make it easier when translated, but the clip I am working on, it is essential.
Thanks you for being interested in what I do, but don't really have anything as such to send you. I have several clips on YouTube but none of them have any real editing work, other than the 2 by Humane Research Australia where my songs feature in the background. There is also one there that I created in power point then converted for youtube. The link is:
Alternatively go to Youtube home page and search Kerryn Vaughan
Another link is:
My song features in this clip.
The one I am working on now is my first real Mac project and first production for TV.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 4:53 AM (in response to kerrynfromvic)
Hello Merrykerry! You are indeed talented. You put your soul into your music. Have seen and heard the Australian related Monkey madness and the 'breaking chains..'.
Hope you have a good time making song videos on FCPX which BTW is very user friendly.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 5:03 AM (in response to somanna)
Thanks so much Somanna. Best of luck with yours too. I have just started watching the Izzy videos which seem very helpful, and when I get Tom's book (which is ordered) I hope I can be a reasonable video maker!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 30, 2012 12:19 AM (in response to kerrynfromvic)
That is nice. Both of them seem to be expert teachers of FCPX.