William Estep

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Video Editing Adventures

Category: Video
Tags: technologyvideo editing

I have a new role at work. For many years I managed the application development teams, but with recent growth and shifts, I've moved to the Marketing and Communications team as an innovation architect. The new role has so many interesting opportunities to learn new skills. One thing I've been learning is video editing. Our Marketing team has one videographer. She out-sources a great deal of the filming and editing work, but with limited funds, she does as much as she can personally.

With my technical background, it seems like a good fit. I'll throw in a good word here for Lynda.com. A great resource!

For the work, I've been using Final Cut Pro X. It's quick and easy to use. I did one test project using Premiere. It is a powerful tool, and I really like the integration with the other Adobe products.

I'm not sure which will win out in the end, but I'm really enjoying the creative challenge. One of the first video's a edited was for a young kid and his family who received a gift from the Make a Wish Foundation. The audio was rough, but I did the best I could, and I'm really proud of how it turned out.

What a treat to learn new skills.

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