So I finally got the hang of Adobe Premiere Pro CS3. Sort of, anyway. I learned how to clip video files and how to dissolve. That’s pretty much all I need to know to make an amateur wedding video, music video and whatnot. I didn’t understand how to make credits, so I reverted back to Microsoft software for that one. I’ll learn, but I’m just too lazy and press for time now. I still have to edit my niece’s video. Big brother, however, still hasn’t delivered the photos and video of long ago to edit into the mix. Doesn’t matter, because I don’t have the toys that I need to make a kick ass project. Hopefully, by then, I’ll have the skills to play with Premiere Pro.
For the music video, I decided to edit together the raw footage of the wedding to the music of The Smashing Pumpkins. “Thirty-Three” is the track I chose for reasons I cannot begin to explain. I could try to upload the video and embed it here, but I said that last time and I didn’t follow through.
I’m going to move on to edit more clips of the raw footage; clips that include toasts, words of wisdom, blessing and congratulatory stuff. Mesh that together slap in the actual wedding part and then burn it on a DVD. Who knew that less than 30 minutes of footage could take hours to rifle through.
I don’t know how to use the Adobe editing software yet. I’ll have to learn it later. For now, I’m using Windows Movie Maker because I’ve done so in the past. Besides, this was for a slide show not the wedding tape.
Over two years late, I’m working on my buddy’s wedding DVD. The main reason I never came around to it was because the footage I gathered at the wedding was less than 30 minutes. No one wanted to wish them well or be in front of a camera. What a bunch of party poopers!
I decided to add two quotes to fill up some space – one from the Bible (cliché as it may seem):
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious ro boastful or arrogant or rude. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
and one from Nietzsche – to balance out the religious mumbo-jumbo:
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Using John Lennon’s “Real Love” as the background music and coupled with the quotes, I’m sure it’ll suit them well. I also added in an apology at the end of the credits for taking so long to make it for them. Seriously, people, don’t hire me – ever!
I may or may not post a video later on, replacing the Bible quote with some Pat Benatar quotes, as suggested by Monica.