Updated: Jul 4
Hey friends! Here's a quick peek into my artistic process of how I use timelapse videos to show the process of creating art.
Over the last few years, I have admired artists who make professional videos on Youtube and social media. I have watched hours of art tutorials, timelapses and vlogs and have dreamed of one day creating my own videos. However, I delayed this goal because I had no idea how to shoot high-quality videos or do any type of editing, nor did I feel I had enough time. These daunting obstacles prevented me from even trying to reach my dream. However, as I write this blog, COVID-19 has dramatically impacted my life and I am currently not working and find myself with more free time. I decided to fill my days with learning the skills I need to help achieve my goals.
During the past few weeks, I plunked down, took some deep breaths and began learning about how to create a professional art video. Fortunately, I already had a DSLR camera, a 32 GB memory card and a tripod. At the time of filming, I did not have high-quality lights but was able to use my LED desk lamp for decent lighting. After many attempts, I finally found a good angle that showed the art and the steps of making the art. I recorded the whole process of making the cards and used a video editor to speed up the time and overlay the music.
For the video editing process, I used Adobe Premiere Pro which I still use. Although there are many free video editors, I have been satisfied with Adobe software before and decided to stick with the brand. After searching around and reading reviews, I found Premiere Pro was one of the higher recommended editors and has tons of tutorials for beginners. I did a free trial and was able to grasp the basics. Admittedly, at first, it was very overwhelming and I got frustrated when I ran into complications.
Video editing is very tedious and the main screen looks complicated and intimidating. However, there is plenty of helpful information on the web and I was able to problem-solve and create videos that I'm happy to share.
Aside from making high-quality visuals, I wanted to add music with the video to make it more fun and interesting. Audio and music editing was another world, but after learning the bare minimum I could overlay royalty-free music and create a sense of smoothness and unity. Although it was a bit tricky to combine the audio and visuals, I am pleased with the end results and I am excited to continue learning and create even more exceptional videos.
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