The Chase / <3 Cameo (a video editing app)

Sometimes you gotta put all the fancy cameras, tripods and Final Cut Pro rendering load times to the side, take your kid to a park, and capture some silly fun on your Phone. 

 

I have the apps: iMovie (Apple $5), Capture (YouTube-free) and Cameo (Vimeo-free). They are all a bit different and useful in their own ways, but I find myself gravitating towards Cameo lately. It is perfect for when you want to do something quickly without sacrificing creative flair. I love the cool filters, music catalogue, fonts and the 6-second time limit per cut seemed like a downside at first, but it actually helps you edit faster and will result in a video that has fantastic pacing. The time I would normally spend trying to figure out if a shot is too long or too short, is now eliminated cause I simply find something cool, cut and move on to the next edit. 

Sampling all the filters is already giving me fun ideas for future projects to do with my phone on the fly anytime, anywhere. RIP-Battery life. 

 

Simply put, there is no excuse to not do something creative and fun if you have this app.

DnD: Behind the scenes look

This project was an original sketch performed by The Nerdologues, and they approached me about shooting a new version as an entry for a DnD fan-video contest.

The big challenge of this project was cutting a performance that was originally two-minutes long in half (on-set writing crunch by Kevin and Bill),  adding visual variety to a single location shoot, having clean edits with such fast-paced dialogue on a single-cam production, and then having a small window of time for post-production. We can all honestly say we that we not only met those challenges, but we thrived within them. 

This project was simply a blast, and aside from a few editing headaches, this couldn't have gone any better.