How to Edit Goodbye 2012 ? Answer With Two Dramatically Different Videos That Will Leave You Happy
Each year, in the weeks following the infamous New Years Eve, recaps, mash-ups and remixes are posted online. Many die in silence, and few gets everybody’s attention. Last year Madeline and her year in (almost) 365 seconds was one of them and made it to mentorless.
The Cinescape is 5 minute brilliantly edited video that recaps this year movies. Shapiro has been doing The Cinescape since 2007 with great success and I am impressed with the amount of shots from different sources he managed to handle that quickly (assuming he is using screenings (personal hypothesis) some of them should have arrived in his mail box not so long ago).
To give you an idea, a pdf listing all the extracts he used is available here, and it is 23 pages long. On top of that, the mix between dialogs and music is precious.
Hands down to him and enjoy:
Kwan‘s video is closer to Madeline‘s approach: he filmed random moments with his Phone he participated to or witnessed during 2012. But he doesn’t have Madeline’s systematization and his edit is more about -just like Shapiro– creating a feeling, an overall emotion that either summed up his year or summed up the way he wants to remember it.
Kwan started doing that in 2011, and one thing is clear to me: I wouldn’t mind having a Daniels-like year. The editing is entertaining and will lift up your spirit (if needed) and shows, once again, that no RED camera and Post-Production facilities are necessary to make a video that will connect with others.
Granted, you need to know how to edit (emotionally, not technically) and you need to pick up the right song/score. And that’s not nothing, but at least it’s not expensive.
Enjoy:[Thanks to Cinephilia & Beyond for The Cinescape]