There’s Always Farther to Go

I’ve been editing videos for some three or four years now. When I look back at my early efforts, I can see how far I’ve come.

Then I see something like this and am reminded of what I have left to learn.

Watch especially how Jamin Winans cut setting up and tearing down the turntables, and how that sequence gets shorter and shorter, both because he can summarize what you’ve already seen and because it serves as a joke and indicator of the main character’s emotions.

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10 Comments

  1. Stephanie Files
    on June 23, 2008 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    That was incredible. I’m (<<nearly) speachless.

  2. on June 23, 2008 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    *nod* Very well-done video. Not a word said, but so much communicated.

    It’s good work to aspire to and to learn from.

  3. on June 24, 2008 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    That blew my freakin’ mind.

  4. on June 24, 2008 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    Stephen, nice video. I heard you have made a cinematic spot or two. I’m looking for those next!

  5. on June 24, 2008 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    Larry: Oh my. I warn you, these are very odd.

    http://granades.com/2007/10/12/the-big-dragoncon-post/

    http://granades.com/2006/09/06/what-i-did-on-my-dragoncon-vacation/

  6. Lisa
    on June 24, 2008 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    Whoa! A must share! Thanks!
    And don’t discount your cinematic efforts… that’s how I found your blog! 🙂

  7. on June 24, 2008 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Ok, that confirms everything I thought about you – you are a freak! (wiping the tears from my eyes from laughing). That is great. Is it bad that I don’t get Soylent Green? Whats next?

  8. on June 25, 2008 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Cool, glad you liked the videos! Soylent Green is a movie set in a dystopian future where overpopulation has made people have to eat this stuff called soylent green, which turns out to be quite literally made out of people. It starred Charlton Heston.

    As for what’s next, most of that will be unveiled in August for the convention, but we’re already running stuff for Mitt Zombie.

  9. on June 26, 2008 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    teh awesom. *nod, reblog*

  10. on June 29, 2008 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    I loved that. Especially digging on the Globetrotter grandpa. So much communicated with so little said. Artful.