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I had a request for dinner, and figured it was a good excuse to get some practice in filming and editing some 'b-roll'.

Editing on the computer is something I can get very, very lost in.

Like most of us, screens can be a bit of an attention magnet – and I still spend the occasional night watching some mindless movie when the better option would be sleeping instead. But. I am getting better. I am also an on/off gamer – because I am aware of how much time I can lose on a game, just to finish and realise I didn’t really have anything productive to show for it.

Music production (in a previous life) and video editing, however, result in something I can ‘put out there’ and there is essentially a deliverable of some kind at the end. In this case, it’s really just an excuse to have a play with some editing features of Resolve – the current editing suite. I moved from the Adobe family around a year ago – having started playing with Resolve while working with RAW video files via Blackmagic on the Canon 5DMk III. Even though I don’t tend to bother with RAW video anymore (maybe if I get a Blackmagic Camera in the future) – I stuck with Resolve as I liked some of the colour grading (my current nemesis) features, and the fact that essentially Resolve is Premiere, After Effects and Audition all wrapped into one piece of software – no round trips, exporting and importing and so on. Oh. And it’s free! Though – the paid version is on the cards shortly as it will enable me to utilise the GPU processing power – and – I am keen to use the Motion Blur and DeNoiser that you only get in the Studio version.

Of course – I still use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop – so when I say ‘free’ – I am still paying for a suite of software… 😉

I can easily spend hours beavering away on an edit – like I did last night with this one. There isn’t really a point to it. And I was reminded of this video while putting it together. It’s closer to the practice of editing techniques that I hope to put into use shortly with some more content based video.

So, enjoy, and yes, it was delicious! Simple to made, and keep the little girls happy!

Kerry Adamshttps://thebloke.co.nz
A constant learner with an inquisitive mind, Kerry created The Bloke as a way to share what he was learning from the community of experts he found himself surrounded by. Precision Shooter and GunSafe soon followed. Somewhere along the line, he picked up one or two things himself. But don't call him an expert.

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