My Music Picks :
M83 Junk, 2016
Tame Impala Currents, 2015
Bon Iver 22, Million, 2016
Local Natives Sunlit Youth, 2016
Françoise Hardy 1971
I recently listened to Corey Feldman audio book Coreyography: A Memoir
Here is an audio blog about the book I just finished reading.
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
I got an email from one of my blog readers asking a few questions about my interest in media and what I thought about the lack of women in film making.
Audio advice about editing and ministry. This could also apply for working at a company and not just a church.
Here is the 2011 year end video I did at The Rock. I wanted to give more than just number, I wanted to tell the story.
I asked my cousin Isaiah to do an interview with me. I wasn’t sure what we were going to talk about but I knew it was going to be something interesting. To my surprise we ended up talking about music. So many times we hear of success stories from the finish line, but what about the beginning days, the days where love is the fuel. I hope you are inspired as you listen to, “Thoughts Behind the Music.”
Duration 20 minutes (Audio doesn’t work on mobiles)
After Effects – Motion Graphics & Effects – Free Basic Training
Final Cut Pro – Video Editing software – Paid Basic Training
Ask yourself: What is your goal?
Learning software and try out what you want to do.
Be honest with yourself on what you really want to do.
Best experiences: Volunteering & Interning
Learn by doing.
School is good if you can, if not put yourself in your own school.
Give yourself projects; You’ll learn the language of video, pace, time management, learn from mistakes.
Learn from failure. It will happen, learn how to grow from it.
Challenge yourself, “Have I improved?”
Have a platform where you can share your work.
Success comes by working hard.
When your working hard on something you love, it doesn’t feel like work at all.
Don’t get caught up making stuff for money, money will come, if you love doing what you do people will see that and hire you to do it.
The important part is knowing what you’re doing.
Using what you have.
Learn the fundamentals on how to tell a story. Book: Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch
Freelance: ask, “Do you have a budget for this?” ask yourself, “What is my time worth?”
Volunteering and interning: your pay is the experiences.
Create projects that you want to get hired to do.
People will pay you to do what they already know you can do, they don’t want to pay for your experiment they want to pay for a guaranteed product.
Put yourself in your own school, read books, give yourself projects and deadlines.
Learn how to manage others: communication is key, don’t be afraid to ask for help, to correct, to critique.
Do it all in love for the greatness of the team. The goal is to get things done, by the deadline.
PC: After Effects & Premiere.
Mac: After Effects & Final Cut Pro. (Editing for Film: Avid)
You need the experiences, you need to prove what you can do.
Editing is a lot like life, you’re putting it together.
Get a journal: write projects and creative ideas.
Use your creative muscle.
Creatlive.com – Photography class on line
**share your work with me**
Life is beautiful and I desire to share that with everyone… awwww 🙂
Hope this helped. Feel free to ask any questions that you might have.
Today I called for an emergency meeting with my sister.
A few years ago, we would meet up once a week and have a bible study at a coffee shop. Since then my older sister started law school, my middle sister had two kids, and I became obsess with work.
Siting there sharing coffee (we bought two and spilt it). We began to talk about social media.
“Its a reality away from reality.” – Sarah
“Because we have each other on facebook doesn’t mean we don’t have to visit in person. Put down the media and lets talk to our family.” -Eva
Eva started telling us about helping one another, helping strangers. To listen to those who are talking to us. To not be so distracted by things that eat up our time.
“…pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.” 1 Tim 6:12
Hearing from my older sisters about their every day battles made me realize this bible study wasn’t for them but for me. Everything they were saying was hitting home. Sarah began to talk about loving God with our mind…
“…”Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; ..” Luke 10:27
“The more you read [the bible], the more you’ll be able to hear from God.” – Sarah
So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. Gal 5:16
It was my turn.. I had no idea what to share.. so I began to tell them how good things are, but one thing I lack and miss.. My hunger. “I feel like I’m sleep walking.”
I shared, Psalm 89:1
“Your unfailing love will last forever. Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens.”Ps. 89
“Every morning, I gotta remember who God is. Things may be good but no matter what I have to keep my trust in God. ” -me.
We ended the night by praying for my dad. He almost got killed a few weeks ago at his job. He works with trains and one almost ran him over. We prayed that he will be safe, that he will get a better job that gave him weekends and night off. We just all missed him.
“Many will ask us, how did we get to where we are at? -Years of perseverance.” – Eva.
I share this family meeting to encourage you to connect with people you love, sit and talk with them. It will leave you refreshed.
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Photo 1 – My Grandfather
Photo 2 – The Funeral
Photo 3 – The Older Sister
Photo 4 – Baby Boomer Generation (my mom: the fourth child)
Photo 5 – I Felt Sorry for Him
Story – The Dishes (my mom: the top left)
What Did She Teach You?
What Do You Stay About Family? (my mom: the second child on the bottom)
What Happened When She Died?
What Would You Say To Your Grandchildren? (photo: older brother)
I’ve edited for nine years, so sometimes I forget there is so much for a new editor to learn. I wrote down some of the things I had to learn as a new editor. Some points are my opinion but break the rules at your own risk. 🙂
Tips for New Working Video Editors