Budding Postman: Mike, a.k.a. “BlznAzn”
These videos were edited together by my cousin Mike. His interest in editing has grown through his involvement in my many video projects through the years. He’s always been one of the few who get to see my edits just before they are finalized when I need a “fresh pair of eyes” to critique.
When he said he wanted to get into editing, I knew he would be able to pick up the process fairly quickly. After all, I don’t know anyone who can beat video games as fast as he can!
First up is his 300 DBZ trailer which he created last year. He actually edited this on iMovie, an entry-level editing program that comes included with a Macbook, I believe all in one long night (in the “zone”). He used the audio from the 300 trailer as his base, and then he assembled various video clips from Dragonball Z to fit it.
Next up is his Marvel Alliance Fan Trailer. With so many superhero movies out, we thought this would be a fun project for him to tackle as his first Final Cut Pro project. He had to build the trailer from scratch, including choosing and assembling the music and dialogue aside from selecting specific video clips from an entire library of superhero movies.
Those are his first two editing projects so far. Hopefully there will be many more to come. I’d like to see him continue to develop his skills in post. Most of all, I find satisfaction in knowing that someone else can understand the amount of hard work that goes into editing as well as the amount of patience needed to keep sane!