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Posted: Sun, 17th Aug 2008, 2:27am

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MelJ

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In the last few months I've found that there is a very large "Niche" that needs filling on the internet. That is "quality" video for websites. I thought this would be a great spot for me since I consider myself computer literate.
After my "High Dive" into this area I found that this field is not for the faint of heart.
I've seen many fine videos on different websites and thought to myself...
Well....if they learned to do it, I can too.
After 3 months of research and practice I'm getting a little discouraged.
I could really use some direction from those of you that know this process. There is nothing more I would love to do than video. But I've found that it's not just compositing....First you have to have someting to composite. Then, after knowing how to take that video you have to have an excellent Key. Then....well, those of you "in the know" can fill in the rest.
The following link will show you the Best I've been able to come up with so far.
I used Pinnacle Studio for the "Boris" effects.
Multiquence for the sound mixing.
and, of course, FX Composite Pro for compositing.
I've looked at all of the video help available for FXComposite Pro and it is of SOME help but FAR from a real education on how to get the job done.
ANY knowledge you could give me or at least point me in the right direction would be eternally appreciated.
Thanks,
Mel Jackson
http://www.captureyourdream.ws/theresa
Posted: Sun, 17th Aug 2008, 6:38pm

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SketchWork

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Hey MelJ,

What is it exactly you are wanting to achieve? Make a bullet list of a few things you are having issues with whether it is editing, sound, fx work, etc.

Just get us a little more on what you are after.

On another note, I have had a look at your site and I would say that your introduction video takes way too long to load. You may want to get a video compression program like VideoWrap or Squeeze as this will make you video load much quicker. Some nice text effects and the composte work doesn't look bad at all. My only critisism would be that you do not freeze the actor when the other is talking to him as it kind of spoils the effect.

Anyway, post some points on what you want to achieve and we'll see what we can come up with to help out.

take care,

Justin
Posted: Sun, 17th Aug 2008, 9:30pm

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MelJ

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Thanks for the reply SketchWork.....
My real problem is that the video just isn't "clean".
The edges are rough around the transparencies and the talent isn't clear. As far as freezing the talent....I couldn't get him to stop long enough to show the graphics so I had to freeze him.
Once you get to a certain point in the learning process...the obvious has been learned. It's the finer things that are difficult to find out about that will make a presentation look truly professional.
Thanks,
Mel Jackson
Posted: Mon, 18th Aug 2008, 3:34am

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gulfy32

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The first minute of footage could be scrapped. If someone was watching a promotional video for a site and it had that long of an intro, they would stop watching after 10-15 seconds.
Posted: Mon, 18th Aug 2008, 10:03am

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MelJ

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I understand completely. I was making it for a marketing director of a company locally and needed to show her different text animations.