The music audio is exceeding +5 decibels, which means it distorts quite a bit. It may not be very noticeable to the average person on a lower-end audio setup, but it makes the video sound seem pretty low-quality on a high-end setup like I have. The simple fix to that is to lower the audio gain of the music by a bit so that it's down to 0 to +1 dB.
Also, humans are conditioned to have low attention spans when watching videos as a result of movies and TV cutting between different shots every four seconds (about). For this reason, leaving in very long shots which last upwards of twenty seconds will make many viewers, especially those who do not know what is going on in the video, very bored. I suggest cutting to different moments or shots more often. Please tell me if that doesn't make sense to you because I'm having trouble explaining what I was taught.
Post by Legionnaire on Oct 26, 2014 13:47:53 GMT -5
I disagree with cutting to different moments more often. While that works in longer films and TV, shorter youtube videos can benefit from longer shots that provide the viewer with a better understanding of the environment. To a viewer who was not at the event, random shots of different moments would only prove to be disorienting. Showing longer clips allows the viewer to get a greater sense of what actually happened and allows them a more immersive experience than just being berated with random shots of running and shooting.
Post by Combat Junkies Airsoft on Oct 26, 2014 14:51:34 GMT -5
Thanks for the advise on the sound. As far as the clips go I cut them as short as possible while still showing the shots that I liked.
Edit: I just went back to try and clean up the audio a bit and it is set at a default of 0db. I think it's just a combination of the heavy distortion used in the song and low quality of the copy I used.
Its good to see more footage from this event. Seems like not too many people were filming. Thats a shame cause it was a blast. Good edit though. I liked the clip length. Whenever I edit I hvae a the problem of either including everything or making short clips. I like both styles. I usually make two edits, like a 20 minute include context one, and a short badass one.