Sunday, March 09, 2008

Domestic Drag Show: "Fever" by Annabella Lwin

For those who enjoy watching me scamper around my living room, here's a new domestic drag show: "Fever," performed by Annabella Lwin (of "Bow Wow Wow" fame). With a special cameo by Melody Valentine (and not a seal in sight)!



Notes:

I think I've compared "editing a video with iMovie" to "herding cats." Well, it's more like herding donkeys, but the more I use it I discover additional tips and tricks.

This one was storyboarded, but it mainly came together within iMovie itself. By using "split video at playhead" as opposed to any of the cropping tools, I find I can better organize and synchronize multiple clips on the single video track. So this one is very much edited "on the fly," as required by the spunky-modern song.

This process is still very tedious. Every single edit must be individually synchronized, you must work from beginning to end, and you don't have a hope of changing anything once you've done it. But it's still better than endlessly cropping and uncropping the clips.

PS: I buy most of my props at Home Hardware because their ugly stuff is "over the top," and anything more subtle wouldn't show up on video. Hence that terrifying red "seedpod" thing, which cost me $10 but was well worth the embarrassment.

4 comments:

JJ said...

No way I am going to watch you lip-synch - boring! Bring on Schanpp the baby seal!

Anonymous said...

you need a taller tripod

Muffy St. Bernard said...

You're pro-Schnapps? A first! A short Schnapps video is waiting in the wings...I want to space them out a bit.

As for the tripod, yup, a taller one would be nice. And better lighting, and sets, and a cameraperson, and an editing suite...

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