Camp Video

Over the years our back from camp video has evolved. The very first one was actually just a video camera trained on a stack of pictures while I flipped through them with my hand. (I tried my best to keep my hand out of the shot.) I have tried several things from photo montages to full on video interview sections.

This year at Fuge the missions videos had a really neat feel so I came back home and used it as a jumping off point for our video. Just so you know I used the "Quick Selection Tool" in Photoshop to cut out the pictures and then dropped them on a black background. I used the glow because I liked the way it looked, but also because it covered up the fact that the edges of the cut-out weren’t exactly perfect. After I had all 3 pictures of each person ready (center, left, and right) I put the whole thing together in Vegas Video. This sort of thing seems like a perfect time to use Adobe After Effects, but that is not in my arsenal. O yeah, I took the pictures before we left camp in front of a white wall to make the cutout easier. (If I were here at the church I could have used my green screen, but you do what you can with what you have.)

2 thoughts on “Camp Video

  1. The Average Youth Minister says:

    I do love Vegas. It is so very easy to use and does everything that your average video user would need. (I also like how you can see the pieces of the video in the time line.)

  2. Rudy Garrido says:

    Very Nice. I use Vegas too. Although everyone keeps telling me to use Final Cut and Motion. Vegas is just so easy to use. :)

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