I watched a few videos on YouTube at the weekend about editing videos.
Basic stuff but important, too. How to set up the task of editing when you are trying to bring together a large number of clips from a particular activity or day. What is the starting point, the first step?
How to tell a story that will grab attention and hold it and avoid boring the viewer to clicking away.
I picked up a few valuable tips which I will put into action as soon as possible; and I will continue to add to my knowledge base about editing my videos.
For you are never too old to learn a new skill. And once you acquire it, it stays acquired for life.
Storytelling, in particular, is an easy concept to understand from a conceptual perspective. We all know and understand and recognise what a story is.
But from a video and film perspective storytelling requires a slightly different approach: the use of visual images to tell the story, rather than simply looking into the camera and a narrator narrating. That could get boring quickly.
I am looking forward to putting my newly acquired knowledge into action, slowly and steadily. Because this is how you improve. Step by step, inch by inch.