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Interactive video lesson plan for: Music editing exercise

Activity overview:

Known at the time as an "Avid scratch cut". As a trainee I was given one hour of day-time television on a VHS tape, and told to pick some music and bung pictures to it in a few hours on the Avid editing machine.

I picked some ploddy modern baroque for its simple rhythm, then some ultra zappy stuff for lots of loud hits, and then went back to a part of the baroque. For me this is the best bit, because I picked out all the images of joy and happiness and stuck them to this bit, and now I can't hear that music without feeling a bit elated, despite the ambiguous mood of the music before I used the images.

This became show-reel material to say "I can use computers to edit".

Cheap music vid, anyone?

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