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Friday, January 21, 2011

Chp 333. Mizoram trip - in motion

I’ve been extremely engrossed in this new passion of mine the past one week – editing videos! This week, I’ve been going home every day after 2am because of this extra-curricular activity as I have to balance my workload too.

I always find editing movie files to be extremely fun and engaging. And by editing, I of course don’t mean the high-end professional editing with 3D graphics and Maya FX etc. I’m talking about the amateur time-pass editing

Some of you may know about the Zahminga Fanai “Angel” music video I remade around 5 years ago . Shot, directed, edited and produced by yours truly (I even starred in it, lolz). Unfortunately, the owner of the song (the guy who composed the song for Zahminga) didn’t allow the file to be uploaded on YouTube when Zahminga and I asked him for permission. So that was the end of it…

I was using a Sony Cybershot digicam then to record the music video, and Sony Vegas Pro 6.0 to edit it.

Right now I have a pretty damn good phone that records video in HD, and I got the latest Sony Vegas Movie HD Platinum 10.0 recently. So my passion has definitely been rekindled.

But it’s not an easy task. Platinum 10.0 is wayyyyy different from the Vegas Pro 6.0 I used to know. I mean, it’s like a complete new software. No similar tool, function, layer etc. I remember how long I took to learn some of the basic stuff on Vegas Pro 6.0, so I was a bit hesitant about venturing into this new version. And the people in my agency who do this kinda stuff all work on post-production tools like Combustion and Smoke. Nobody has worked on this tool before.

But then, thanks to the internet, I was able to find relevant tutorials on YouTube whenever I was stuck.

Hence I am uploading two videos I’ve been editing the past 2 days. They’re nothing great, no special effects jhing jhang bursting out from here or there or fancy flashing thingie falling from the sky etc. Just a normal video. But it has allowed me to do exactly what I wanted to do – label with names during the movie, and blur some faces as they don’t want to reveal their identity.

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Christmas Feast.

In Mizoram, everybody comes together at their respective Church in their locality during Christmas for this giant HUMONGOUS feast [Ruaitheh]. The feast is prepared by the people themselves. Groups of volunteers [hnatlang] gather on the morning of the feast and are divided into different task-groups (usually based on age and sex).

Some construct the feast area, others fetch vegetables and livestock, others chop the vegetables or cook the meat etc etc. And by 4pm, the feast starts. We all sit together and eat together as one. Such bonhomie you will not find anywhere else. This is a short video of the Christmas feast held at my locality – Chaltlang South Presbyterian Church.



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Meeting online friends.

Apart from spending time with my family and friends, I also got to meet my online friends during the holidays. These are the people I met online and it was really good to see who they really are in real life. We all knew each other pretty well from all our interactions online, so none of us felt like strangers.

Here is a video of some of my online friends.




So that is it for now. Back to the video editing software for me, and hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead.




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UPDATE: Ok looks like YouTube might remove the audio of my second video upload due to some copyright violation bull$hit. Anyway I googled and found ways to bypass this – I can also avoid this by changing the frequency and tempo of the audio file so that their tool does not detect/recognize it… I’ll do this from my next upload onwards. As for this video, don’t be surprised if the audio is suddenly muted by YouTube.


27 comments:

Alejendro said...

1st

Alejendro said...

Sanga & Tluanga hi Pu J. Dhusanga fate an ni em? Laldingliana nau te. Nupui te an lo nei tawh a ni maw?

illusionaire said...

Heh! Engtin nge i hriat a? Aw ni e.

An ni unau te chu tet teeeeeeee atangin kan inkawm tawh, kan piang tirh atangin. Sanga'n nupui leh fa a nei tawh. Tluanga chuan a la hmu zo lo. lolz.

Alejendro said...

An ni unau dun kha chu ka hre vaklo zawk. Kau Dinga kha ka hre mah zawk :-P Chuan Online Friends Meet hi a nawm hmel hi. BMW hi a hmel i ti blur kher a, uncensored version en a chakawm khawp mai. Irre chu kan inhmu tawh.

Chuanin maw.. Chaltlang Khua ve tho thin a lawm ka nih :-D

odzer said...

No Flashing thingies, I am disappointed. Seriously though nice to see a bit of Mizoram.

illusionaire said...

haha @odzer: The flashing stuff I will learn next :D Glad you like it.

@ Alej: Khawiah nge i awm thin? Chuan pi BMW hian min vaw hlum dawn a, a hmel ka blur loh chuan :D

Maisek said...
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Maisek said...

It’s great to learn that you had been spending a great deal of time pursuing your new passion....rather, your rekindled enthusiasm with video editing after you got yourself a new Samsung galaxy s! I could easily picture you deeply engrossed and immensely absorbed with your allege extra-curricular activities! Kudos, Kima! you did a great job as is evidently revealed in your two uploaded videos!
Frankly, I'm truly honored to be one of your on-line friends whom you met (live) during your short trip to Mizoram! Rather than feeling weird and outlandish when meeting a stranger, I felt I met my long lost friend when I first chance to meet you at David's kitchen!(indeed the benefit of on-line interactions!)

Jinx said...

Zoram ka awmlai anilo chu pawi ngawt mai. Ka chhiarchhuak dap e. Mahse server a muang ltk a, video chu ka en theilo.
Blog lamah ka omlo rei toh ltk a, ka password ala dik nge diklo pawh ka hre tawhlo...ka rawn test pah. A kal chuan...ala dik.Kal loh chuan..diklo :D

Anonymous said...

ti nge ka hmel i tih blur ve loh a....grrrrrr!!! :)) a tha luttuk i tia i ti blur phal lo a ni maw!!! bwuahahaha

- wonderboy

zualbonez said...

all good things must pass briefly, therefore i was like a brief morning dew in your video...ka position kha a strategic hrim hrim tukverh atang light in tlemin a lo ti blur a ..,...he he he

David Ralte said...

Very nice of you to take the pain of 're-touching' the scrambled vids recorded with low pixel-ed Chinese made Mobile-Cam (ahah!! haha)...

Wateve, all I can say is your online face is far more handsome than your in-real face! hahahaha.. Tak taka, 'twas great meeting you in real life.

Congrats for the nice time you had there.

aduhi said...

from your video it looks like all you did was meet people when you went home. And you seem to be having a good time everywhere.

TSA said...

A hmuhnawm khawp mai! Video hnuai zawka cartoon leh no lianpui khi ka duh lutuk! Pu Sandman, min lo hawn rawh aw..!

Anonymous said...

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illusionaire said...

@ Maisek: Thank you thank you :D And yes I felt the same too. Crazy right, how we feel close to people already even though we haven't met them yet.

@ Jinx: Nia hotunu, i awmlai chu ni leh phei phei se chu a nawm dawn nen. Thla te kan han la dun leh ngei a nga, hmaikawr nen. lolz.

@ Wonderboy: Hmel puam deuh ka han ti lang ve duh hrim hrima... bwahahaha! :D

@ zualbonez: lolz, mahse a hriat tho :D

illusionaire said...

@ Kanidari: AHAHAHA! My phone is better than your BlackCherry and Nokla. :D lolzzz. Yeah it was really great meeting you too finally. :)

@ Aduhi: Well I did a lot of other things than just meet people too :) Had a good time because all these people I met made it a good time :)

@ TSA: Ok ka rawn hawn ang che pu TS.

@ anonymous: Very interesting. ka lo chhiar chiah e. Pu Vanneihtluanga hi chu a bawn e lawm.

mesjay said...

Nawm hmel hlawm bik eeee, ka tel ve chak!

sekibuhchhuak said...

I phone i engnge a hming, avan that hme ve!! Video HD ngata lak theihna awm chuh :-)) WOW!

Nawm hmel fu ni!

luliana said...

einch...internet-ah ka lang :P

Jerusha said...

Uh oh I better alert the YouTube team that there's a video trying to bypass YT policies :PP

Nice job! Chaltlang South ruaitheh chiah I tilang a, keini lam pawh han telh ve la hmuhnawm zual ang. Vid editing is so much fun I think it can actually be quite addictive. I remember many nights staying up editing videos that no one will see

Jerusha said...

Chuan hmeichhe jeans tight deuh te queue kha pitar te lam queue ai khan I la muang deuh bik tlat LOL

Anonymous said...

Kima - 'banana leaf' a ruai theh an nei tawh lo emi? Feeling sorta lungleng after reading/seeing your post!

Chta said...

Nice post. Delhi ah chuan 'Sangate unau' kan tih thin... a va ngaihawm mai mai ve le! Ruaitheh hi a lo nuam ber mai..

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