Talk - Video Workshop for @mcrgirlgeeks @CornerhouseMcr

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"Cakes and Tech are held very close to my heart. To to be able to mix the two together is always exciting."
On 14th August 2011, Liz ran a Basic Video Production workshop, introducing attendees to the differrent types of video editing software that for most, were already pre-installed on their laptops without them ever noticing.

Liz had some great feedback from the session and would consider running the workshop again in the future.
"It just gives people enough info to give them a head start to play about with some video clips from their cameras or mobile devices, add some text, effects and transitions and export it into a relevant format. We also looked at how simple it really was to upload your final video (movie)", to a place like www.youtube.com

The programmes covered were...
Movie Maker for Windows - http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=6713
iMovie for Mac - www.apple.com/ilife/imovie
OpenShot for Linux - http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=6713

Keep an eye out for some Open Source packages that will hopefully overtake those expensive ones in future, the two Liz found most promising were Lightworks http://lightworksbeta.com an Avid style pro-editing system (currently only for Windows, but due to be opened up to Linux and Mac users in late 2011) or VLC's alpha stage project VLMC for all platforms http://trac.videolan.org/vlmc

The very useful Open Source video format converter we used in the workshop, can be downloaded here - www.cocoonsoftware.com and the slides from the workshop can be downloaded from here in .pdf format.