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Video Editor of EVIL!

Video Editor of EVIL!

The final phase in creating the 7th episode of EVIL is… Editing the Video!

Here’s a recap of the prior phases (with some links to more info):

Putting together the final video involve using Sony Vegas Movie Studio.

Each scene’s animation and audio are imported.
Music is added and all levels are adjusted.
Transitions are added between scenes.
Opening titles are inserted at the start.
Closing credits are put at the end.

After all that’s done, the project is rendered to a high-quality MP4 video file, then uploaded to YouTube.

On episode 7, we ended up with a little over 10 minutes of finished video. The amount of disk space used for the animation, music, audio, effects, etc. was approximately 35 Gigabytes. Processing time for the final video rendering was a little over 2 hours, and it took about an hour to upload. Please note that this doesn’t include the rendering time for each scene’s animation – which was probably about 30-60 minutes each.

Whew! That’s a lot of work!

… and of course all of this leads up to the Premier of:

Episode 7: Gathering of EVIL!

Coming on Thursday, April 30th, 2015!

See you there,

EVIL Audio Master!

Hey fellow EVIL-Doers!

I’m in the throes of editing all of the amazing audio from my cast.

Thought I’d give you a bit of insight into the process, so here goes:

1) Each cast member sent in a few takes of each of their character’s lines, in a single audio file.

2) I listen to them all, selecting the take I like and saving that take to a separate file (using a line number in the script for the name – easier in the next steps!)

3) The various lines for each scene are assembled in a multi-track editor (Sony Acid Music). I arrange them along with any music and sound effects until I’m happy with the scene’s audio.

4) For each scene, I output the full audio to one file. I also output each character’s audio track for the scene to an individual file. This character audio file is used by the animation software to do lip-sync, but not actually heard in the final production.

5) Animate the scene! (more on this in a future post!!!)

6) Assemble the visual animation with the audio track for the scene and any transitional effects, etc. using a video editor (Sony Vegas Movie Studio)

7) Repeat for all the scenes in the episode.

8) Profit!!! (well, publish at least 😉

… and there you have it!
Simple as 1, 2, 3, uh… 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, repeat, anon, anon, anon…

Ok, enough of my blathering – back to work for me,
The Management