Back in the Swing

It has been a loooong time since I sat down and did any video editing.

So, I got a hair up my ass to try my hand at making an anime music video. Downloaded a bunch of free apps (and some not-so-free ones), ripped some DVD footage, imported it into Premiere, and sat down to edit.

OMG. I had forgotten a.) how much I love to edit video; and b.) how easily it can suck away several hours of your life.

Even for my little 1½ minute AMV, this is going to take some serious time. If I were returning to Media 100®, everything would come back to me in an instant. I mean, I was an assistant for Media 100® seminars for my second co-op, and I used the program for probably three academic classes after that. Alas, I am now using Premiere Pro, and I’m having to first remember the *process* of editing, remember how I would have done it in Media 100®, *then* figure out how to do it in Premiere. Luckily, it’s making sense now.

Unluckily (depending on how you look at it), I’m still as detail-oriented and anal as I ever was — even more so, now that I don’t have a deadline.

Aaron: When you decide to make an AMV, I’ll do my damnedest to explain Premiere to you. I think I can make it make sense. We’ll see…