Did a 2 minutes piece (90th birthday party) but editing
still took me >4hrs. Here is the process.
Shot about 20 clips max, here’s a rough list:
Preparing cake, lighting candles, bringing it in, singing,
blowing out etc etc (all one big shot with CUs of old lady and pans to guests clapping etc, sync sound on cam)
Old lady thanking everyone and guest banter etc (one shot,sync sound on cam)
Popping bubbly, filling glasses and handing out (2-3 shots mainly CUs)
CUs: Guests talking, eating, drinking. Cards, cut cake, glasses, presents, balloon etc
Upload and review
Trim clips in trimmer (I&O) and dump to T/L (A) in some sort of order
Find some music that fits mood and pace and add to T/L
Start to arrange clips in meaningful sequence (scene setting, action, closing etc) lots of shuffling, deleting)
Fine trim the cuts to look “smooth”
Start on sound: Look for good chatty voice bits and mix together for a general hubbub base for the non sync sections.
Pick out laughter and add in a couple of places.
Find cork pop and insert in right place.
Decide where to fade in/out music and mix all sound (simple volume envelopes then boost and limit o/p)
Colour correct all clips for exposure and balance using colour curves
Do a quick render and review, move a few things about, sort out a few glitches.
Look at clock: 4 hours! What, for 2 mins of finished video. I was going my fastest too
Is there any way to speed up this process?
The only areas I can think that give room for improvement are avoid cc if poss. Don’t be so fussy about sound (but sound is so important to me)
Am I alone here or is it just a matter of practise?