Zdenek Ruzicka on August 25, 2012 at 5:16 pm ∞
Few days ago I’ve seen iPhone festival winner somewhere around, gimme a sec!
There you go, not to say iPhone camera’s crappy, but it should give them an idea that gear is just another tool, not the “need this to shoot this” thing.
This topic of convincing people that it’s not about the gear is so annoying already, good luck with that mate.
Jonathan Shank on August 30, 2012 at 9:38 am ∞
Thanks for the reply! Though they do see this and say “Well they have really good audio and video fx software, so it makes up for the Camera.” Is there anything that just uses crap (and/or free) gear and software all around. Windows Movie Maker type stuff with no post sound.
J.J. Petty on August 31, 2012 at 11:55 pm ∞
Depends. It’s something you really got to get into the flow of doing, but can be done. Basically, if you want to go extremely low, I use a combination of Jahshaka, Windows Movie Maker, Audacity, and GIMP (All of which are free). Jahshaka can be used to edit the colors for your videos, add muzzle flares, and other extraneous effects, but doesn’t handle sound well at all! So, once the color is the way I want it, I pull it into Windows Movie Maker. Now, a big complaint I have here is the lack of extra audio or video tracks. So, to remedy the former, I strip the audio from the video and pull it into Audacity where I can mix sounds, music, and the raw audio, to my heart’s content. If I don’t feel like taking the time to run through Jahshaka, I can use the snapshot feature from WMM and GIMP to layer a muzzle flare and lighting effects on the snapshot, which can then be placed back into WMM for 0.3 duration (WMM’s closest measure of a frame).
Once that’s done, I pull it all back together into Windows Movie Maker, and VOILA!
That’s probably slightly vague and such (I’m not good at explaining things), but if you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask.
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