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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-04-2017, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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New to filming/editing - Feedback wanted

Last summer I had a camera arm made and set out to do some self-filming. I've learned a lot during the first season. I finally got around to putting together a short video of one evenings hunt of a buck I was after. This all happened in the first 20 minutes of setting up the camera arm so to say I was unprepared is an understatement.

As I go through the editing process, I'm already thinking of new things to film to include in next falls videos as well as talking points and transitions. I've already upgraded my camera swivel head (for smoother video) and hoping to get a new camera by fall.

I welcome any feedback, good or bad you all have regarding how to better film or edit.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-07-2017, 10:14 PM
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I do the YouTube thing as well. My advise is to just watch other videos of people doing the same thing. When you watch there videos, you will see things you like and things you don't like. Learn from them and imitate the things you liked and avoid doing things you didn't like.
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Thanks Windwalker. That's what I'm doing. Already have a ton of ideas I want to do. I may try to do some interviews in front of my archery bench and add those to the video as well.

are you windwalker outdoors or windwalker productions on youtube?

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I'm both. I have 2 channels. One outdoors and one just for other stuff, comedy and such.
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My suggestion is to just keep working on it. I started putting together year-end videos in 2010 just as a video "hunting journal" for myself. I have expanded that to short YouTube videos as well. I was working with pretty limited equipment over the past few seasons. First I didn't have a digital camera so I couldn't upload anything from my camcorder (that was early 2000's). Then I got sick of my camera arm because I was focusing too much on that and not hunting. For the past few years I have been using a Kodak Sport handheld camera (about the size of an iPhone), but that was limited in what it could do. I broke down and bought a Tactacam about 2 years ago. That changed a lot. It is so much easier to hunt and still get video because it mounts directly to your bow or gun. This year I have upgraded to a Canon t6 camera and just bought a Muddy micro camera mount. I am hoping that the combination of those two will greatly impact my quality.
As far as editing, that is a monster in it's own right. There are so many different softwares out there. If you are just starting, I would suggest the simplest, Windows Movie Maker. It is a user friendly platform and great for learning. I personally use Adobe Premiere Pro now. I also majored in Broadcasting in college and used Adobe Premiere for my classes, so it had a lot less learning curve for me.

Just keep plugging away and my last piece of advice - shoot way more video than you think you should. You can cut it down when you edit it. It's better to have too much than too little.
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