When it comes to video editing, this one directly below is about as simple as it gets. I snipped off a few seconds on each end, and I added a fade to black transition to the end. At the time I captured the clip, I was so captivated by his teeny tiny little face that I could articulate in my mind was the title words of the song you hear in the background. It just played in my head over and over and over and over again as I sat, mesmerized by him.
All credit and recognition goes to Mel Brooks and the production of 'The Producers' on the song.
I'm somewhat disappointed in myself that I haven't taken to the entire video capture, edit, and publishing routine as much as I wanted to, or I thought I would. The fact is, it's not that easy. First of all, it takes a lot of time. I really need to get into a habit of making videos so that I can remember to use the software well. It's been so long since I touched iMovie, that I even forgot how to insert a break into a clip. <command>+B.
This video directly below I'm still very proud of. And that reminds me why I might not be diving head first into creating video content like I thought I would: I have the curse of being a perfectionist.
It haunts most everything I touch or create. I can't stand to write sloppy emails; eat lukewarm, improperly seasoned food; and have a comfortable environment in which to blog. On that last point, I have to have a very specific kind of environment or else I feel like I can't get any flow. Oh! - and I almost forgot about blackjack tables. The positions of the persons already seated, the demeanor of the dealer, and the proficiency of the players - all those factors must be as perfect as possible or I won't join a table.
And final though on the video below, even after initially getting ~90% of the video done, that last 10% to "perfect" it, took as much work and time and revisits as the first 90%. It's sort of crazy how hard it is to make good video content.
I originally posted the video in this post from last year: Kim's Little Round Crab Cakes
Here's to me raising a glass all by myself to finding some focus on my video editing skills in 2016.
My name is Dae Yu.