(Some of you know that I do fanvids and such on occasion, most of which can be found HERE, but I also do more professional commissions and such).
Over the last 4 weeks or so, in all the abundant snippets of free time I clearly have, I've been editing the project you can seen in the pic! This one is a labor of love for one of my very dear friends, who got married this past August.
All told, there are about 1500 photographs, mainly provided raw from Benjamin Stancik (Found HERE) , and also siphoned off from my own stock of personal photos and what I snagged from Facebook (again, I know these people pretty well, so when I wanted to include certain photos because I knew they were just the right ones, I was in a position to just fetch the photos that I wanted). Stancik's work is excellent and his beautifully high res images have allowed for me to cut out individuals who were less represented as the featured focus of groups shots to ensure that everyone has gotten significant inclusion in my video, even if they were more wall-flower participants.
So, I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with video editing, but each photograph has to be individually edited for color, framing, size, and scale to suit the video format and layered into intentional arrangements that both allow for a narrative to become clear as the audience has time to comprehend what they're seeing, and gets edited with timings down to the millisecond to suit the music (some video work spaces let you edit down to the microsecond (µs), and there are times when I really want to shell to get one that does). Generally, each photo needs to be edited for it's position, color, opacity, shape, and scale in time, too.
All in all, this one's taken me about ~35 hours, maybe 40, to get right, and I've got about 5hrs or so of timing tweaks left to finalize before I'm ready to send it to my friend (after which, I'll post it here!).
Hopefully, I'll be able to get time carved out to finish it in the next week, so look forward to seeing it soon!