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Montage

Montage is a French word and when translated means to edit – to assemble a composite of images, text, music and sounds linked by effects into a condensed presentation of information. The word is formed when Monter ‘to mount’ is combined with -age (a suffix) ‘action or result of something’. If you watch French films or television programs, ‘montage’ in the credit roll refers to the Editor or Post Production team.

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Editing is the final piece in the jigsaw puzzle of any film or video and is one of the most important aspects of any production.

To achieve the final cut, editors work from a script, and edit together vision, narration, effects, graphics, text, music and natural sound into a logical sequence. Editors use their creative and technical expertise to produce the final presentation, and styles of editing are applied to convey atmosphere, pace and excitement, suspense, humour or mystery. 

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In film, different specialists contribute to postproduction. For example, visual effects designers, continuity, animators, sound engineers, musical composers, the director and producers. But the number of people involved also depends on the type of production and the budget. On average, one editor edits all aspects of a television program (30 minutes to over an hour in duration), and a sound editor will complete the final sound mix before broadcast.

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In documentary production, one person can wear all the production caps and be the cinematographer, sound recorder, writer, presenter and editor. While in commercials, independent producers liaise with the client to complete different types of presentations.  

There is a lot to consider when editing a video and software packages often touted as simple to use, can spring a few traps for the unwary digital traveller.

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I specialise in postproduction and if you are planning to include a surf-safari video, wildlife documentary, small biz promo, cinema commercial or video explainer for business or social ventures, I invite you to contact me at Salty Wave.

Blue adventure

Making a few discoveries is an exciting experience for anyone, especially encountering mega marine wildlife while on a diving holiday. The Dive in Australia crew organise trips for those who want to experience sharks, whales, manta rays, whale sharks, turtles and many more animals around Australia and overseas – up close.

Here is the new video I produced – showcasing some of the excitement waiting for anyone looking for adventure by scuba diving off the coast of Kavieng in Papua New Guinea!

Explore more here.

Photograph by Steve Brady

Make video your story

There are many ways to present a story about your business or the interests you pursue. A video can be a positive ally when attempting to achieve the ultimate goal – gaining the trust of new customers.

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No matter the makeup of the business, a sole trader or a team of people, each has an interesting tale about its origins or a philosophy it likes to follow, so consider the type of video that is representative of your public identity.

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A commercial to advertise products; an explainer video to demonstrate expertise; or a simple video introducing others to what the business is all about, clothing, tourism, hospitality, sport or a trade – the list is endless – makes a big difference to the decision an individual makes.

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A video is not just an introduction, it is also a valuable method of making people more aware of what your business offers and who the people are behind the website or shop front. You never know, a new customer might just be around the corner. But they don’t know about your service, until they know more about you.

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Make video your story and connect with Gabrielle Ahern at Salty Wave to discuss the video right for your business via www.saltywave.com.au