Export Videos You Edit Without Music

Export Videos You Edit Without Music

I’m in the process of making a demo reel. It’s coming out really good! Editing to the song, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” And it’s true! They do! LOL

However, there’s a little thing I’m noticing…

I have access to 90% of the projects I’ve edited. The project files are on my hard drive, so I’m easily able to re-open them and make any tweaks necessary, and then re-export them. This makes it easier to integrate my old projects into a new video reel.

The hiccup most people face seems to be the music.

Normally, editors will overlay their finished work on top of a video reel which features some kind of new upbeat music, to maintain the attention of corporate decision makers.

So the solution for this tends to be either: slice the finished works into small sections that are displayed as vignettes side-by-side, showcasing video images without synchronized sound overlayed on top of the new music, or just allowing the original audio to clash with the new overlayed music (so there’s basically two competing music tracks playing at the same time).

I mean… Some of the above is alright. I’m finding right now the most elegant solution to be this —

Make an export of all your edited video projects without music.

Get in the habit of doing it, like punching a time card. Store away these music-less edits for the future, when you have to make a reel. It literally takes a few minutes, as opposed to a chunk of an hour trying to re-find the hard drive, re-open the project, re-link all the files, etc etc etc.

Creativity & Maslow’s Hierarchy

Creativity & Maslow’s Hierarchy