A Very Happy Birthday

My son-in-law Peter celebrated his 50th birthday this past Saturday.  It was held at an Irish pub called the Fields in Cambridge, Ma.  I am posting this just to describe the process of creating the video.  I used my Canon 60D and I had purchased an external mic because the quality of the internal one is not good.  I tested it once to find the quality pretty good but when I attached it I forgot the linking step so the audio for the video was non existent.  I downloaded appropriate music from Amazon but YouTube is very fussy about copywrite so I needed to change the music to one they had and fortunately is fit pretty well.  

Of course I used the pop-up flash for the stills and for the video a new light from Neewer that was ok but I should have added more light or boosted the ISO. 

The best part is the processing.   For that I used Adobe Premiere Pro which is the best I have ever used.  The learning curve is not bad and I know someone who is using it at a TV station for editing so it is professional grade.  I give the final product a B.  What do you think?

One Reply to “A Very Happy Birthday”

  1. You really have me wanting to dabble in some video now….nice work! And Happy 50th to your son in law!

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