This week (and last!) I’m spending all my time on the New Season Church edit. I’m a Final Cut Pro user and I love the interface with Motion and DVD Studio Pro in the Final Cut Studio ensemble. Mastering the entire suite is a long way off, but putting together the cuts we filmed is coming together pretty easily.
WEVA Hall of Fame videographer Mark Von Lanken, whom we met at the WEVA 2009 convention, hammered the notion that a videographer should “shoot for the edit.” We always strive to do this. Getting it right the first time – while you shoot – makes the edit run so much more smoothly. Sometimes it takes more planning, especially for a live event like the church service or a wedding.
I like the fact that we’re including some unrehearsed “man on the scene” interviews along with the emotion of the service. The Elationfilms edit will be included on a DVD that we’ll produce, which will also contain some of the church’s own short videos. We’ll test and deliver by March 18th!