Tips for editing Videos in Adobe Premiere 6.5 James Twoteeth GIS Analyst
Presentation Overview • Background of Names Places Videos (stats) • Tips for Cataloguing and documenting videos • Editing in Adobe Premiere (capture, title pages, • Tips, etc) • Sensitive issues, suggestions.
Background Original Work “This Is My Land” (Khwi’ Khwe Hntmikhw’lumkhw) by Gary B. Palmer, Ph. D, is a workbook published in 1987. Dr. Palmer is a professor from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the Department of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies. Elder Grammarians Lawrence Nicodemus and Lavinia Felsman Funded by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council Scope of the project Identify geographic features with Coeur d’Alene names (over 120) Preserve Coeur d’Alene Language and Stories Follow up work done by Graduate student Mathew Jensen (u of Idaho)
Background The Names-Places Project is a collaborative undertaking by the Coeur d'Alene Tribal Elders, the Language Center and the GIS Geographic Systems) program. The purpose of this project is to preserve tribal culture by visiting geographic sites and recording video, audio, and still photos of Elders describing the site in both English and Coeur d'Alene languages. GIS allows files to be linked to sites on maps that can be accessed with a "mouse click." Digital video, audio, and still photos of the site are attached to the map. The Tribe has recognized the potential of emerging technologies for archiving, preserving, and presenting cultural information.
Scope of the Names-Places project Enhancement and expansion of Dr. Palmer’s project using computer technologies. GIS mapping Digital images Audio recording Video Where I come in
To date, we have visited most of the 120 sites listed in The original work for the Names-Places project. We have about 85 finished videos for the project along With audio/video footage from other various tribal events. Included in the tribal Website for use by Tribal departments Maybe get a chance to look-at website Later?
Tip for cataloguing and documenting It is very important to keep clear concise records of the site visits to help with archiving of the data, as well as assisting the people that are editing the videos. Keep in mind that the people that edit the videos probably were not present during the site visit, so the documentation is all they have to go off of. Archiving contents: Site visit forms Burned CD of videos Burned CD of Audio Backed up VCR Tape Misc info (Adobe premiere Projects, drgs, etc.)
Documentation, Archiving and Backups Trip record (paper) Field notes Naming conventions By date, site #, and document (photo) GPS data By date, site #, and document (photo) VHS or digital to VHS copies Audio cassette to digital CD Digital photo to CD Storage Originals (cool, dry place such as a safe) Backups (stored off site)
It can be a simple form like this. Site Name:Date: Crew Names: Misc stuff: GPS, description, Location, Photo names, Filenames, videos, etc. If you have multiple sites on one tape, please mark down start/end times on documentation Title Slides would really be helpful like have a Dry erase board and write Site name, video start/end time and display them on camera
Or you can adopt a form from local SHIPO Office to be consistent (CRM) CDA Tribe CRM is a SHIPO Office so they adopted these on certain visits.
Field Techniques: Audio tape during travel – Never have to much data Microphone 90 minute tapes - TAPE EVERYTHING NEVER MISS A GOOD STORY “RECORD, CUT LATER” Video taping- TAPE EVERYTHING NEVER MISS A GOOD STORY “RECORD, CUT LATER” Microphone wire/wireless Tripod Lighting Shade, dark background Slow pans Smooth zooms Shoot lots of footage
Video/Audio Capture/Editing Gather lots of data – never have too much Use microphones Use a tripod Learn some digital editing software Adobe Premiere is very versatile Limit video clips to 180 seconds – Videos are enomorous
Hardware Tips Computer – have a beefy machine to do this. lots of hard drive space (320x240 pixels @ 15fps = 100mb/min) video card sound card lots of RAM VCR actually two for dubbing and archiving TV actually two Audio cassette player/recorder with dubbing capabilities
Editing in Adobe Premiere Adobe Premiere takes a little bit to learn, but once You play around with it, it works very good.
Editing in Adobe Premiere Remember all the footage from one site could be Like 1hr of tape (couple of GB as well). If you put on a website you need to get that 1hr of tape down to about 3 minutes of a final video. So a suggestion would be to listen and watch entire video and come up with a storyboard or sequence of scenes to cut and edit, this will save you a lot of time.
Capturing Video Capture via FIREWIRE Cable directly into Adobe Premiere save as AVI files. Must capture into 3 minute segments or the video files will be too massive to work with. When capturing, rewind next clip 10 seconds, this way when you put multiple clips together there is overlap and they can be fitted together better. Sony DCR-VX2000
Video for editing, can import and mix anything in Premiere. Title Pages can be Made of any jpg or img. Transitions between frames or scenes. ADOBE PREMIERE 6.5 Interface Audio for editing, can cut and mix anything in Premiere (all sorts of music).
Title Pages can be Made and edited in Adobe Photoshop, etc. Usually takes about a day or two from start to finish per video.
Output Formats Generally it depends on your audience. We are putting ours on the web, so we stored our videos in 3 common formats: RM (real media), FLV(Flash), WMV (Windows Media™ video file) Usually when editing in Adobe Premiere you are working primarialy with AVI files, they are very big and slow to put on a website.
Sensitive issues Rule of thumb Beware of showing the locations of things that can be vandalized. Graves, sacred sites, etc. Indicate on field forms if something is present that should be kept private .
Any Questions? Contact Info:James TwoteethGIS Analystjtwoteeth@cdatribe-nsn.gov