Special Interest Video production — Project studio
Operate your own independent audio-visual project studio for production of business support videos and special interest products. Technology is so advanced these days we have so much to choose from. Even some free software tools work well but you generally get what you pay for, as for most things in life.
My studio runs the high-end professional Sonar digital audio workstation (DAW) software together with a comprehensive range of third-party specialist audio packages.
For video, the studio uses the Sony Vegas Pro editing platform along with associated third-party tools. And you need a wide range of third-party tools for conversions and such. In addition, given the need for screen capture these days, Camtasia Studio from Techsmith has (apparently) many happy users but I count myself as one of those who struggle due to annoying audio sync issues that have been complained about for a long long time. Come on Techsmith, get your act together. I may give some video examples of this issue later—to hopefully help get it fixed!
Personal special Interest video projects
Special interest video topics are diverse. Here’s an example of a personal special interest video produced for a local best-selling Hong Kong author and sports enthusiast.
And here’s a music video produced for a family member (another Matthew) to showcase his diverse music composition talent! To see more of these videos you can see Matt performing on his YouTube channel. Video was created using the Morphyre 3D music visualization software available free from the Morphyre website.
Family history productions
Family history productions can be moving and valuable family heirlooms for current and future generations. A time capsule of family memories. Every last one of us has a story to tell as well as a duty to preserve and pass it on. This is in addition to keeping alive the stories and memories of those who have gone before us. Turn your or another’s life story into a legacy. My Life Story is well worth telling! A fully professional end-product limited only by the scope of your needs. Cover as much of your personal life, family, and business life as you wish. Include family interviews, old film and video, photographs, childhood locations, family tree research, and anything else you would like a lasting record of. Also, a video will may help all concerned understand and appreciate those often difficult and so-important decisions.
Corporate farewell video productions
You may also consider farewell video productions for your company staff retirements—especially effective when shown at staff leaving functions (when subject is unaware of the project!).
Extracts from a family and corporate farewell video will be included here soon. Do check back again later for more information on DIY video.