Tag Archives: video editing

Doing Some Testing

Again, no videos. But with a new year, there are some changes. You see, I’m testing a new video editing software, and I’m hoping to get some better-looking videos out soon.

What you’re going to see soon are video overlays (images over the video) and picture in picture (mainly for the end screen). I first need to figure out how to do it. However, for speed and efficiency, I’ll still be using the old video editor for some of my videos. Upcoming videos include:

  • Passengers movie review (old editor)
  • First video in a new series about world building (new editor)
  • The next A Taste of Japan video (old editor)
  • Retro Book Review of Speaker for the Dead (old editor)
  • Authors Answer video (old editor)
  • New channel trailer (new editor)
  • Science channel trailer (new editor)

So you see, it really depends on what I plan on doing. When I have the new editor figured out, I’ll be switching over to using that exclusively, and you’ll get to see the new end screens.

Three Days Until a Big Change

Today, I went to the police. I didn’t see any police officers, though. I went to the police information check office to get my criminal background checked. You see, I start a new job on Monday!

But why do I need to have my background checked? I’ll be working with children, the elderly, and disabled. Since I have a lot of experience with children, that’s no problem.

But that’s not what I want to talk about. I have three days until I start work. So, what will I do? Of course, there’s a lot of work around the house this weekend. But other than that, I want to focus a lot on doing a few things:

  1. Watch a lot of Star Trek. That means a lot of posts coming about that.
  2. Work on updating the Authors Answer index.
  3. Contact some people about a special event coming at the end of October on this blog.
  4. Play SimCity 4.
  5. Record as many videos as I can, including a new format for The Star Trek Project.
  6. Start work on an end card for my videos.
  7. Start working on new playlists for my channels.
  8. Start working on updating video descriptions, titles, and tags for search engine optimization.

Is that too much? Anything you’re interested in seeing? Let me know in the comments below!

Book Unboxing and Video Editing

I edited and posted a video today about my book collection. Since we moved to Canada, my books have stayed in boxes, and I haven’t had anywhere to unpack them. But I decided to show my (reduced) book collection on video. This involved taking 36 short videos and editing them together. More on that after. First, watch the video.

Now that you’ve watched it, I’ll tell you a bit about the process. I used Windows Movie Maker to edit the 36 clips together and add text. I’ve never done a video with so many clips. And although there were 36 clips, the video is relatively short. It started out with about 6 minutes and 30 seconds of video, but after editing out all the unnecessary bits (my arm moving to start and stop the video, mistakes, silence), it was cut down to 4 minutes and 6 seconds. That’s quite a bit cut. But it was a lot of cutting to do!

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the video. Let me know in the comments below if you’ve read any of the books.

A Return to YouTube

Well, I finally did it. I uploaded a new video to YouTube. It’s been a while. I’ll let my video explain what’s going on with the channel.

So, basically, I’ll be doing a lot of travel videos, vlog style videos about life in Japan, and I’ll document our move to Canada. I’ll also take a lot of videos when we’re in Canada, especially the first week. We’ll be traveling a bit.

What’s new with these videos is that I’m using VideoPad, a video editor that was recommended to me by S. R. Carrillo.  I’d been using the YouTube editor before, and I’m finding VideoPad to be much faster and easier to use. Doing cuts is a lot easier, too.  I haven’t used the editor to add text yet, but my next two videos will include it.

Since I’ve returned to making videos regularly, it’s a great time to subscribe to my channel. So, please go and subscribe!