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Old June 22nd, 2006, 10:13 PM   #1
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Dance footage

Quick question, looking for what you would do. With the dance footage would you just dump it in the timeline for render or would you edit some of it?

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Old June 22nd, 2006, 10:21 PM   #2
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I always cut out 3-5 second dance clips and play with them to make a montage of all dancing clips and other reception details. Takes a lot more time in the end but it is something the couple usually loves just about as much as the highlights and it is a great way to get the guests involved.

I can post a sample if you would like, but I find these clips are best when you try and really get creative with it doing split screen, timing the stomping or clapping to the beat of the music, and all kinds of other things that take a rather long time to cut.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 11:49 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Patrick. I was thinking of attempting this with the dance footage from my recent event. If you could post a sample that would be cool to see. Thanks again

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Old June 23rd, 2006, 05:07 PM   #4
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I always edit all dance footage of weddings. Of course, I first get permission to do so beforehand. Having edited the footage, it is much easier for me to further edit the sequence for montage purposes.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 11:17 PM   #5
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That's cool Waldemar, how much footage do you start off with? How long is the edited dance sequence?
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Old June 24th, 2006, 10:50 AM   #6
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I shoot all traditional dances start to finish, then edit each one down to about a minute or so. The real deciding factors are the lengths of the music verses and the quantity of really good footage.

For social dancing I record about thirty minutes of action which is edited down to about 90 seconds. I try to find one music selection which really is a good reflection of the moods and energy the wedding guests are expressing, then edit all of the good dance shots to that piece. The process takes about four hours.
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