Monkeying Around at GoApe Bracknell ‒ 18 October 2014
I’ll be honest. I’m not exactly thrilled with how this video turned out. The colour is truly terrible throughout — partly the result of using a combination of GoPro and iPhone footage (with the opening link shot on DSLR), though that ought really to all have been corrected in the edit. (It would have been, were it not for problems with Final Cut regularly freezing, requiring many a full system reboot.) My own rule-of-thumb for these Short-Cut Productions is that they should not, in general, have more than an hour’s editing on them. By contrast, this one has actually taken most of the weekend to ‘get out’; most of that time spent trying to export it. It benefits a lot from the energy of the music: the brilliant Robbie Williams and Olly Murs cover of I Wan’na Be Like You is worth watching it for alone. But I do feel that, without the stress and of my constantly failing Mac, I’d have had more time to make a better overall film.