A quick walk to the local river in between the heavy down pours of rain to see a fast running river and dull over cast sky.
A short 45 second film to document the levels of the water – but not the most colourful film I’ve ever made nor long enough to justify a musical montage nor any good audio.
Open up the Neumann Film colour presets in Sony Vegas to see which one gives the best colour dynamics. The Filmic preset gave it a nice warm contrast but the blown out skies went all blocky with heavy banding. Ah, mask out the sky and give it a different colour setting – a quick mask and colour curve to darken the sky gave a nice feel. Clean up the noise with the awesome Neat Video software. All done except to add a TV theme tune of 45 seconds (bewitched) with some bird sound affects and a dog barking sound affect (the dog was quiet in the original footage).
Upload the YouTube and reflect on the fun of video editing. Have a cup of tea and plan the next video adventure.