I re-recorded my Christmas song with slightly different chords (and very different instrumentation) and shot a new video for it.
The music video is tied to a fundraiser I'm doing for Save the Children - click here to donate before the end of Christmas 2017.
Always lots of things going on... Here are the poetry night with Sophie Hannah that I moderated and videoed, and the podcast with Jason S Polley.
I shot and edited this video of the Proverse Spring Reception.
First time to do a multi-camera edit with Resolve.
In January, I was made chair of the Hong Kong Writers Circle, of which I'm very proud.
Finally, I completed another video essay for primary school children learning English. This is the first one I've edited using Davinci Resolve, which is a wonderful program to use.
Eighteen videos for Proverse Hong Kong, edited by me. I also did the camera and sound for one of them: The Layers Between (see below). Subscribe here.
This was a giant project for me, and I essentially taught myself Lightworks from scratch throughout the process. Gillian Bickley was a marvel, and I'm very grateful to her.
Second vlog for my teacher channel. This one has more live footage, which went over better with the children. Several of my students visited the Science Museum as a result of this episode.
A review of a current HK film, and the start of (hopefully) regular content on my "teacher" channel on YouTube.
A music video for a song for work. I rewrote the song to make it a bit slower and easier, and put together the students work and some guitar stuff with me at Tsim Sha Tsui.
A remastered version of a little TEFL song I made a few years ago. It's quite popular with my students (the original has 600 views at the time of writing - not bad for me!). I had shot the original footage in 1080p, but I had edited it on Windows Movie Maker, and so it had suffered a lot of degeneration. I thought I would have a go at remastering the song and colour correcting the video. It's also slightly wider and the subtitles (surtitles?) are better quality. I think the extra width slightly spoils some of the jokes, but maybe I'm just used to the original...
Three music videos to accompany songs in courses I teach. For each, I wanted to make the songs more engaging (or, in other words, to turn them into karaoke videos) and learn something new about video production.
Another video for the HKWC, this time with information on formatting for submitting stories. Music again by incompetech.
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