Feat. the music of Moon Taxi
Keep it Going!
In October, 2018, Cincinnati’s, Revel, hosted a charitable wine tasting to benefit The Ken Anderson Alliance, which assists adults with developmental disabilities. Some of my home city’s most generous philanthropists were in attendance, Including my parents. I am so proud of the great work they have been doing. Earlier this summer my father, Eric handed me the footage from this event (courtesy of Anthony Breen), and asked if I could compile a 1-2 minute promo video.
This was a huge honor, and also a unique challenge. For one, I had never edited a video from scratch. For hobby I have made roughly a dozen music videos / montages, which I have shared on this blog. In all such videos I borrowed the work / editing of Hollywood’s best. This is the first time I can take credit for 100% of the editing, although I must acknowledge several people who have directly assisted me here: my father Eric, my personal film and animation liaison, Audrey, and my girlfriend, Becky ~ Your encouragement and creative suggestions have been enormously insightful and helpful ~ Thank you! And thank you to my older sister, Juli, and brother-in-law, Joe, for inspiring the music selection. They also helped organize this event.
This is also the first video I have edited on my new software, Adobe Premiere, which is considered an industry standard. Prior I was using Apple iMovie, which lacks certain features that I needed for this project. I simply cannot wait to make my next music video, armed with this powerful new tool. Shoutout to For Tyeth, who’s ascension in graphic design has inspired me to begin honing my craft of video editing. Star Wars lovers I implore you to check out his creative lightsaber designs.
I have begun the road to becoming a professional film/video editor. I have much to learn still. And that makes me happy. It gives me plenty to look forward to. Leveling up now, The Perfect Game.