#73: Creative Play With Audio & Video
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Can you believe it’s almost the end of the year? I created the GPE Live Chats 2023 calendar, the first 3 months are available on this page already. But just sitting down with the 2023 calendar and making decisions was a wow moment. This year has been a wild ride for sure. Things have settled down a bit for me personally but there’s still a lot in the air. That’s why I love audio editing, to be honest, it’s a known place for me to snuggle up into. It reminds me of a good bookstore or library but I don’t have to leave home to get nestled in.
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FEATURE: Rethinking podcast video jump cuts
I've been heavily experimenting with video editing with Reaper for the past year. Honestly, before that, I knew how to do some cuts but I never had the motivation to play with my own videos very much. Audio is more of my heart song, whereas video is more of intellectual curiosity.
Having said that. it's a curiosity that's also a stretch goal. YouTube searches offer far too much podcast discoverability to pass up. So I’ve expanded my Reaper time to see what else I can be doing better with it. In the last issue, I mentioned a YouTube tutorial from Marcos Rocha with pretty brilliant ideas on how to disguise jump cuts. It sparked a lot of experiments in my podcast video editing workflow and that’s what I’m going to share with you here. Even if you don’t use Reaper for podcast video editing, this experimentation process may impact your own workflow.
Breaking out of a workflow pattern
After watching Marcos’ jump cut tutorial last week a lovely creative thing happened. Thoughts about how to workaround jump cuts were coming to me out of the blue. When I woke up in the morning, in the shower, as I was walking down the street crunching away on these super lovely fall-colored leaves.
These ideas were a mix of how I could try out the things he suggested in the video AND things he hadn't mentioned.
So when I got a new client video this week I threw it in the sandbox and decided to have some fun with it. Note: I didn't actually throw it in a sandbox. Our Airbnb does not have a sandbox nor did I buy one. This is just the level of play that I felt coming. It was that strong.
Experiment #1: Silencing long audio clips
The first time through I decided …..
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