I have difficulty making montages that I'm happy with. I'm thinking here of loads of clips over an uptempo piece of music. Like some TV ads or music videos. And I'd like help
Don't get me wrong, I'm not after technical guidance, I'm more than technically capable of chopping up clips and cutting to the beat (and introducing any effect if deemed necessary), mixing stills, P&C etc.
It's more creative and artistic guidance I'm looking for.
I appreciate that there's probably no magic formula that will enable me to turn out something comparable with (say) some of GDR's wedding trailers, but equally I can't help thinking there must be a few basic rulesor guidelines which may make the process somewhat more productive than the hit & miss approach I'm currently taking.
Just in case it helps - As a concrete example, I'm currently editing a montage of clips of the "kid's club" (featuring mainly my daughter). This is no biggie - only for family viewing - but it's a question of pride that it should be done well.
I have footage of a "sing along" song taken on a variety of occasions which I've already edited together (lots of cuts from the different footages) which will form the basis - so I already have appropriate music and footage to fill in any "spaces"
I have a lot of clips of: my daughter on slides/swings, my daughter and others kids on a bouncy castle, my daughter & others playing organised games, loads of people in the (shallow) pool playing games/singing.
I've done a bit of Googling but as soon as you type in "video" and "montage" all you get is loads of links to software that will automatically create video montages from stills.