Action clip: (I did not film the footage so please don't criticize the filming (which is not that good and has many exposure issues) but just the editing).
I mainly edit events and once in a while I get a clip to do. The amount of time and work I put into the clip depends on the audience that will be watching it. This clip will be screened at a kid's Bar Mitzvah to about 400 guests so I put a little more time into visual and audio effects.
I'll explain shortly... There is very little dialog (in Hebrew) so that shouldn't matter to you guys. It's a very simple story of the kid asking his "commanders" what is the fastest way to get to the hall. His commanders tell him that he is being followed and should run. That's what he does... run. He's chased by foot, bike, horse and car until he gets to the hall and is told that his mission is complete.
Usually, I'd make a clip 3 - 4 minutes but since it will be a big audience, I made it 6:28 while trying to keep the pace interesting.
What I tried to accomplish is continuity between shots, same running direction of subjects, comfortable volume of background music and effects, watchable duration of shots, and other things.
Since this is my job, and I LOVE to always learn, I'd really like to hear your input and would appreciate anyone that can watch the whole 6:28 of it and give feedback for improvement. Thanks!
CLIP Moar Running 25-10-12 - YouTube