I have been filming/recording my performances using a Panasonic HDC-SD600 camcorder and a Sony PCM - D50 sound recorder. My aim was to only collect perfect or near perfect performances. The subject of editing has come up: should I edit the sound and video to remove mistakes?
I have here three examples of the same video (edited using Final Cut Express 4.0.1).
1: the error I want to remove.
2: the error removed, the video edited into black and white to conceal the red fire extinguisher and alarm switch.
3: The entire video with a number of edits including: movement and soft focus.
In video ‘2’ a nod of the head is seen at the edit point, I used a fast cross dissolve to join the film. Would this sort of edit be acceptable?
In video ‘3’ I have tried to get the viewer used to the idea of movement and by doing so conceal the main edit (at 02:2.
To conclude: I guess the added movement in video 3 does make more of a film of the piece. Maybe if more takes had been filmed at different angles the project would improve.
Is the concept of a live static performance not worth the effort?