I decided it was high time to learn at least the basics of video editing software. For some reason.
I have no pretense that I’ll do anything professional with it, but for I figure it’s a nice tool in my belt for educational purposes. Being a music teacher, I like to send out video demonstrations, and it’s nice to supplement it with a bit of graphical help, such as the names of chords being played.
So I got on the piano and played a bunch of C chords, in a demonstration showing just how many different ones there are, and the different vibes they each give.
I wanted to have the chord names pop up onscreen timed to the changes of the chords. The piano at the school is a little out of tune so I put the metronome at 75bpm and just played into my phone camera.
I moved onto my much more familiar DAW software for music, I have grown up for years now with Studio One. I set that to 75bpm and just digitally drew out the same piano notes I played with a virtual piano sound overlayed.
Then I put the chords over, added a red band over the non-keyboard part of the piano and… what’s this, special FX? Intriguing…
So I slapped on this trippy negative… thing.
Pretty neat for a first attempt, eh?
I figure I’ll just dump my future efforts here until they start looking legit cool. Next I'm gonna try and have the keys light up somehow when I press them.