The « Video Editing Freestyle Session »
There is something I really like to do, it’s what I call a « video editing freestyle session ». It’s kinda like freestyle in dance...
Basically, doing a video editing freestyle session, it means editing a video that is inspired by a music. And it’s pretty much a visual interpretation of the music.
It’s a freestyle session because I really don’t know what’s gonna be the video at the end when I start to work on it.
The different phases of a "freestyle session":
- The music comes first, it inspires some emotions and/or images in my mind;
- From this, I think of a general idea of the video and I try to find some RECords corresponding to it;
- Freestyle editing: all the records are imported in the video editing software and I improvise different things. There’s no rule, no logic;
- little by little, I select some recordsI really want to use (because I think they fit well with the music and with the general idea of the visual interpretation);
- and when all these steps are done, everything becomes easy, the general idea of the video becomes more definite, more precise.
I don't know if it's clear enough, I just tried to explain this particular video editing exercise. “Life’s Journey” (I don’t like the title though, any ideas will be more than welcome) is the result of the last RECord Editing Freestyle Session!
Plot line: A man remembers some particular moments/chapters of his life.
The original idea was completely different. I discovered the different audio records of spiritmath and I really appreciate them. I’ve chosen “Reposado Sketchwork” but it could have been one of his other tracks (and I have the intention to make other video records with them...).
Anyway, the first thing that came to my mind it’s a shot of clouds (I can’t explain it, it’s just the association of ideas I guess…).
And it gradually evolves into the idea of memories (still can’t explain it, that’s why it’s a freestyle exercise hehehe)
1) This is a fictional story. I hope that people who appear on screen won’t mind if their age doesn’t correspond to the age of the “character” (the one they’re “playing”) in the captions. I tried to create a story of one character from very different records…
2) I’ll upload another version of this video without the captions/subtitles. In that way, anyone can add his/her own captions in a new version.