Then & Now: Video Editing and Production

On June 14, 2011, in educational technology, by Leigh Graves Wolf

In 1994 I made this video using a high end (at the time) VHS camcorder linear editing system, in our high school tv studio editing suite, using first generation Video Toaster software to create the graphics and transitions.  From start to finish, I think the project took me about 3 months.  The video runs 2 minutes and 28 seconds.

In 2011, I made this video using the front facing camera on my iPad and the iMovie app.  Including the time it took to come up to speed on iMovie (it was the first time I had used the iPad app) and the time it took to upload to YouTube on my home wifi, the whole production took about 1 1/2 hours.  (That was also with about 6 takes to play with different lighting.) The video runs 2 minutes and 23 seconds.

I love that I can document this change over time, compare and contrast, and reflect.  Change? Keep bringing it on.


5 Responses to Then & Now: Video Editing and Production

  1. Reece says:

    I love the french video… very polished for 1994! The travel tip is good too ;)

  2. Leigh Graves Wolf says:

    :) thanks! have you tried the ipad imovie app…what do you think? i’m not 100% in love…but, has potential :)

  3. Wow! This brings back so many memories. You were an artiste even then. And ohh how I love the glasses!

  4. Brett Kopf says:

    Wow! This is so cool. Neat post.

  5. Bobbi Wolf says:

    Great comparisons of the video technology. I agree with Reece…the 94 video shows where you were headed…

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