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Film, animation, editing

Editing film

Film animation editing are a side of the graphic communication arts that I normally wouldn’t consider. That said it interests me greatly. I just wish I had more time to indulge myself. Yes I’ve used the standard software that comes with Macintosh to play around but I am not a film editor.

So there I am minding my business when I get a call from one of my oldest (in time, not age) friends, Dr. Rob Verkerk from the Alliance for Natural Health. He and a colleague of his have taken on the the distributorship of a health supplement called Nuzest which was going to be promoted at The Polaris Professional Jiu-Jitsu Invitational that took place on Sept. 12th 2015, in Cardiff, Wales. (see here)

Can I edit film? In a rush?

Well I have messed around with film, but I wouldn’t say I edit film. Anyway, this is how it turned out. I was happy with it.




Making the six second video vine

I’d heard about VINE, the six second video vine, in a film called Chef but never really got round to investigating it. I think the fact that it was originally designed for mobile phones put me off. Then I saw some incredible stuff on the site and realised that people were in fact editing in their computers where the availability of professional editing equipment was available. Some of the film animation editing of these little clips are so sophisticated. It was obvious to me that some of these vines had taken days in the making and preparation.

For those that don’t know, a vine is a six second video that loops eternally. In a sense they are similar to gifs but more sophisticated. The video effects in some are really of professional standard.

So, a couple of googles later I had the answer to how to do it. It really wasn’t rocket science but it is a bit of a convoluted process. It tickled my fancy, I had to have a shot at it, so I got out my cameras and a couple of guitars and had a go. The first vine I made was with video clips. The second and third were made with still frames.

Amazing to think that a six second video clip can take from a few hours to a few days to create, depending on the level of sophistication. They all come with sound that is defaulted to OFF. A good job too.

Trying to get paid to make these loops – now that is a far bigger problem than the making them.


Off to watch humans slap their hands together

Still frame animation



Makin’ ukuleles

Video clip animation



Scary banjo movie

Still frame animation



Changing the tone

Three photos, editing equipment, and a Cmaj chord