Category Archives: Video Editing

NWTC’s Solar Energy Program

For our video production 2 class, we had to work in groups to produce a promotional video for a program at NWTC (other than digital media). In one group I worked with, we did a video on the Solar Energy program. The video was filmed by Jarrod Oettinger and Austin Hammond, with the initial edit put together by Jacob Zich. I worked on fine-tuning and finishing the edit in FCPX, which consisted of trimming B-roll and adding lower thirds, which I created in Apple Motion.

Music was provided by De Wolfe Music, which is allowed under a license with NWTC.


TCWeekly – Season 15 Intro

I edited this video in Final Cut Pro X for a podcast for the class Internet Broadcasting Advanced! Stay tuned: TCWeekly season 15 began LIVE on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM CST. We will continue on Tuesday, November 1st at the same time. At this point, we will be going solid every week at Tuesdays at 2:00. Hope you’ll tune in!!

Music by Calvin La Grow.  Directed by Prisca Elzen.

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A Brighter Escape – Stronger (Music Video)

One of my side projects is making music under the alias A Brighter Escape (similar to how Adam Young releases music under the alias Owl City).  This is my first music video for the project, and it was also my final project for Video Production and Editing 1.

At the time of writing, you can download the song for free here.  The song, “Stronger”, will be on my upcoming album, Rainbows in the Dark.  For more information about my music, check out

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Green Screen Newscast – Trans-Pacific Partnership

I set up and recorded this “news cast” for my Video Production and Editing 1 class. I edited and keyed the video using Final Cut Pro X.

This video is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 4.0: If you use this elsewhere on the web, please be sure to link back to the original video.

My Family Herritage

For my video production 1 class, we had to make a video about our family heritage, and part of it was to record an interview.  I went to a family historian on my Grandmother’s side of the family, and I interviewed him for the project.  The only visual items that aren’t mine are the before and after graphic of the Hamilton Factory, and the video from Stack Fest.  I put all of these elements together in Final Cut Pro X.

Video Production and Editing 1 – Demonstration Video

This is a group project I worked on in one of my Video Production classes.

This video demonstrates on the operation of two different lapel microphones on both professional and consumer grade cameras. I edited this video together in Final Cut Pro X. The person on camera is NOT me, but I also assisted in filming the video.

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