I finally figured out the extras on my Mac Book Pro to make my short films even better. Extra’s such as the sound effects. Sound effects can enhance a movie. Make it funny or serious depending on what you’re trying to do. The “turn page” and “fade to white” sequences. Which give movies a little something ‘extra’ instead of the movie just being the run of the mill type of home video. I also figured out the voice over and the end credit set up.
On my practice short film that I up loaded to YouTube, I have Ginger roaring like a tiger, galloping, whining, and neighing like a horse. I also have Acorn the Elf giggling like a chipmunk. I figured out the all the faded in and faded out edits. I thought the “turn page” and “fade to white” were the best to choose from at the time I was practicing on my short film. I thought it gave a little something in the beginning of the movie so you actually see a result, instead seeing nothing. The “fade to white” I thought was better than fade to black so again you actually see something, instead of nothing. The only hard part I had with the “fade in fade out” edit was getting them into the scenes properly. I also had a little trouble editing some of the sound effects this way too.
The voice over was fun, though I need to learn to whisper when I use it because it picks up everything. That big knocking sound before the horse whine and gallop sounds is my ring hitting a table. I left it in because I thought it was funny and added to the movie. The end and title credits are awesome! I’m glad I discovered those so now I can give credit on the movie itself instead of just in my articles and on the YouTube description paragraph.
I enjoyed practicing with a few of the older scenes I still have in the editing history of my iMovie. So I could experiment and share with everyone. It’s not one of my best short films and it’s not supposed to be. So just enjoy and laugh. I did.
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